We manage your apprenticeship training
At the London Apprenticeship Company we’ve managed the training of some 5,000 apprentices. They’ve been trained by 50 different providers. But things are changing. So we’ve also played a key role in setting up a brand new fit-for-purpose specialist provider focused only on delivery high quality apprenticeships for employers – the College of Apprenticeship Training.
Getting the best in high quality training comes down to contracting with the right provider in the first place and then having a very clear agreement about service standards and expectations. There are literally thousands of registered providers, so how do we select those that we work with?
Partly we know who is good because we know from experience (as we’ve managed the training of so many apprentices) but there are some key things that we look for. For example, we insist that our providers use an online e-portfolio that is monitored by an external examiner. That’s the only way we have found of being able to accurately track how well an apprentice is doing.
Then we look at things like OFSTED grades and previous client feedback. We also look at the CVs of the staff that will be training your apprentices to make sure teachers and assessors are experienced and fully qualified and we listen to the feedback of apprentices too.
What we do:
- Plan the training that you need
- Design an effective delivery model
- Procure training providers on your behalf
- Ensure the provider(s) deliver high quality training
- Manage teaching and learning to a fixed schedule
- Report monthly on the progress of apprentices in detail
- Implement improvements to your programme
- Keep you up to date with new apprenticeships as they become available
Get the right provider and you’ll have a great apprenticeship scheme. Get the wrong one and sadly you may find that your apprentice’s time, your time and your money have been wasted.
That’s why it makes sense if we do all of the management of your training providers for you.
We know who does what best!
We pretty much know every training provider in London and we’ll recommend those who can successfully deliver your programme.
You’ll probably need more than one provider – but that’s ok, we’ve got almost all types of apprenticeship covered.
Read about some of the apprenticeship training we manage.
“From the moment LAC sourced and tailored the apprentice to suit the needs of our business through to the ultimate graduation and full time hiring of them, LAC have supported each part of the program at all key stages of their development. The mix of a broad yet detailed academic approach they take coupled with the learning in the real business environment is one of the most effective ways to grow young people within any industry.”
“We had a very positive experience working with The London Apprenticeship Company. From the outset we were provided with clear information and the support we received from the team was excellent. We found they had a wide range of well prepared and eager candidates and ultimately we found an apprentice who suited our needs very well. We are happy to report our apprentice has grown to be an integral part of business.”
“Our experience of LAC has been that they are professional, helpful and under-standing. We had never taken on an Apprentice before, Leo was our first, we needed extra staff and an Apprentice was a logical choice. We are delighted with our Apprentice and how things have turned out and taking on an apprentice again is something we will endeavour to do in the future”
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“Jade is great. She is an asset to the team. I’m glad we have her until she goes onto university and we wish her every success with her studies next year and her future career. I wish she wanted to pursue a career in Finance as she has just been brilliant, but I am sure the skills she has gained here will transfer over to any career she chooses... that’s the great thing about an apprenticeship. Ultimately, employers like experience, the apprenticeship gives young people a real opportunity to compete with more mature and experienced candidates because it gives them transferable skills....I think what also makes it work for the employer is LAC’s Apprentice Coordinators. Vanessa, Jade’s Apprentice Coordinator has been really helpful and has always been on hand whenever Jade needed advice, lessening any perceived “burden” on the employer.”
“Toby has made exceptional progress here at Printing.com Winchester and has definitely grown in confidence. Toby is always looking to learn new things. He has certainly fit into the company well, and I believe he has an exciting future ahead of him. I am happy that we have been able to help him on his way by taking him on as our apprentice.”