Babcock Training, one of Babcock International Group PLC's apprenticeship training companies, has a 25 year track record of designing world class apprenticeships across the UK, supporting over 10,000 apprentices each year. Putting the employer at the heart of our apprenticeship model, our solutions meet the needs of employers of all sizes. High levels of employer satisfaction are testament to our success, validated by independent evaluation from Ofsted and the ESFA's FE Choices survey. Our expertise in delivering employer led apprenticeships spans a number of sectors with a market leading reputation in the Hospitality, Retail, Active Leisure, Automotive, Early Years, Engineering, Health & Social Care and Leadership & Management sectors.
With an office based in Portsmouth we provide high quality learning across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight delivered by our local team of industry experts who will provide one to one support to your apprentice, at your premises and through remote learning technology. Our team utilise the very latest in learning systems to provide ongoing challenging resources to support and aid learning throughout the Apprenticeship.
Aspiral Learning, the apprenticeship team at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in Hampshire. Working with local and national employers, Aspiral Learning offers more than 60 apprenticeships from Level 2 to 5, across a wide range of areas.
Studying an apprenticeship with Aspiral Learning gives students the chance to learn on the job, gaining the qualifications and experience they need, while earning a salary.
As well as apprenticeships, Aspiral Learning also offers a range of bespoke training solutions for businesses including short courses, distance learning courses and professionally recognised qualifications
The Bournemouth & Poole College
The Bournemouth & Poole College is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the Dorset and New Forest area. We offer a wide range of courses including:
Digital Marketing and Software
Construction (all major trades)
Engineering, Motor and Marine
Catering and Hospitality
Hair & Beauty
Care, Childcare and Dentistry
We work with over 1,000 employers and currently train over 2,000 apprentices. Our BASE Team specialise in expert employer account management and bespoke apprenticeship recruitment, which has driven our dramatic growth in apprenticeships in recent years.
CLC is an experienced, high quality training provider, specialising in the delivery of Traineeships and Apprenticeships throughout the South of England. We are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, graded as Good by Ofsted and work in partnership with Employers, Schools, Academies, Colleges, Local Authorities and Job Centre Plus. CLC work with a large number of high quality sector based employers for the provision of Traineeship and Apprenticeship vacancies and work placements.
CLC provide employers with Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes to new and existing employees and young people.
CSW, is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We deliver a range of services nationally. We provide contracts that support businesses, young people and adults through key transition points. We deliver services that build aspiration and turn it into achievement, unlocking potential and developing individuals and organisations.
Our 200-strong team is motivated by the belief that support means more than a shoulder to lean on. We provide each individual with unfaltering attention, empowering them to make a lasting positive change. Our approach has enabled thousands of people to access learning and employment over the last 20 years.
DA Training and Consultancy
DA Training and Consultancy provide a range of niche apprenticeships from Outdoor Activity Instructor, through to Housing and Digital Marketing/Junior Content Provider. We also are able to deliver apprenticeships within the Generic Business Administration, Management and Customer Service Sectors.
We deliver other funded and commercial training within the Employability, Digital Inclusion, and First Aid Sectors.
Eastleigh College is a Further Education provider offering full-time and part-time technical and professional courses, in addition to Apprenticeships and Higher Education qualifications. The College currently has over 22,000 learners and works directly with over 1,100 employees from across the region. It is ranked 1st in Hampshire and 10th nationally against all other 6th form and further education colleges for its student achievement rates.
The College is committed to working in partnership with a wide range of organisations, groups, other providers and employers in the community. Through its extensive partnership work, the College successfully contributes to both the economic development of the local community and the regional agenda for wealth creation and employability.
Fareham College offers Intermediate, Advanced & Higher Apprenticeships in a range of subject areas. We work closely with our employers and Apprentices to offer a first class training package from the very first contact. We pride ourselves on our range of expertise across all subjects and our innovative and responsive delivery methods set us apart from the competition.
Farnborough College of Technology
Farnborough College of Technology offers exceptional teaching and learning facilities and in November 2011 the College was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across all of its work. The College has an extensive offer of Apprenticeships and work-based provision working with companies of all sizes. The combination of excellent success rates and the quality of training and support confirms why the college is in the top five in the UK. The college is the largest provider of Apprenticeships in the North Hants area.
Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation with over 20 years of expertise in the credit-based learning field. We offer a huge range of Regulated qualifications, Apprenticeships and Access to HE Diplomas and can develop new qualifications and quality assure in-house training.
Building on the ethos, values and expertise of our Open College Network roots, today Gateway Qualifications is a shining light amongst Awarding Organisations.
Our focus is on creating the highest quality of qualifications which are accessible to all and enable the learner to thrive.?
GetMyFirstJob is a social enterprise committed to supporting young people in their first steps into work and careers, with over 25,000 people helped into work every year, principally apprenticeship roles. Through our registered candidate database of over 370,000 individuals, our Training Provider and Employer clients, and our youth and brand partnerships and campaigns, our brand is seen by over two million young people every year.
Emerging talent recruitment for training providers and employers
Marketing and promotion to young people, millennials and generation Z
Building custom digital platforms for different industry sectors and regional LEPs
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire Futures sits within the Childrens’ Services Department of Hampshire County Council with responsibility to support young people and adults in Hampshire to achieve economic wellbeing and quality of life. We work to ensure that our residents have the skills they need to plan and develop a successful career, and businesses have access to a workforce able to meet their current and future skills needs.
Our areas of responsibility include:
Offering alternative provision offer for vulnerable learners and at risk of NEET identification
Providing high quality progression opportunities through Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Providing opportunities for personal development, skills to enhance employability and active citizenship through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Promoting healthy and active lifestyles and delivering specialist advice to schools relating to the curriculum development and risk management of off site visits, outdoor education and PE and Sport activities
Commissioning a range of Adult and Community and Family Learning programmes in targeted areas through local provider networks
Supporting Local Enterprise Partnerships and City Deal Regions to target resources, develop and deliver skills and inclusion priorities
Facilitating capital investment in FutureSkills centres in Hampshire’s key sectors
Developing and delivering Hampshire Careers & Employability Service on a traded basis to schools, colleges and other institutions
The Programmes and Delivery Team within Hampshire Futures directly deliver the following programmes:
Apprenticeships (Business administration, Customer Service, Health & Social Care)
Alternative Curriculum Offer at Key Stage 4
Havant & South Downs College
At Havant & South Downs College we deliver outstanding quality professional training, using assessors and trainers who have many years of industry experience. From your initial interest in an Apprentice, our highly experienced team of account managers will support you. We help with understanding the legislation surrounding Apprenticeships, finding the right Apprentice, using your LEVY Funds and digital account and accessing additional government funding to support training and development in your organisation. We would love to meet with you to design an individualised programme to meet your needs and get you involved in great initiatives like our business breakfast or annual employment fair with over 4000 students. Havant & South Downs College work with a wide range of employers and recruit for Apprenticeship opportunities all year round. The College delivers programmes from Level 2 through to Higher Apprenticeships in various sectors.
Highbury College has provided teaching and learning for over 40 years supporting students from all abilities and backgrounds, enabling students to learn at all levels from basic skills to higher education providing routes to university. Highbury is one of the most dynamic Colleges in the south east and is progressing with extensive redevelopment plans that will provide some of the most modern learning facilities in Europe.
HIT Training are a national provider who are locally based, delivering work based learning solutions to the Hospitality, Catering and Adult Care industries. We are able to access government funding to assist in the delivery of a range of suitable qualifications. Our service is to provide information, advice, guidance and qualifications for both employers and potential learners to ensure we fully embrace your training needs.
HTP is a private apprenticeship college delivering, predominately work based qualifications for many of the service industries across the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, West Sussex and Berkshire.
The Isle of Wight College
The Isle of Wight College has outstanding employer engagement (Ofsted 2007), and provides apprenticeships, Train to Gain, specialist and bespoke courses to meet industry requirements. Mission statement: ‘Working for Employers’
JTL is a National Training Provider specializing in the recruitment and training of young people looking for an apprenticeship and career in either electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilating, refrigeration or engineering maintenance. We currently work with over 3000 businesses supporting in excess of 6000 apprentices helping them achieve their goals in becoming fully qualified skilled operatives.
Laser Learning Awards (LASER)
Laser Learning Awards (LASER) is an established awarding organisation with over 30 years experience. We award close to 30,000 certificates each year and are regulated by Ofqual for qualifications in England, by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for Access to Higher Education Diploma qualifications, and by the Security Industry Authority for Licence-linked qualifications in the security sector under the brand name Trident Awards. We are committed to supporting a wide range of work based learning providers of all sizes and promoting work based training and accreditation.
Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group specialises in education and training that supports the needs of 3 client groups: FE providers, employers and learners. Our combination of expertise and experience has created a sought after model of success and a reputation for pioneering market leading learning. For over a decade we have either directly delivered or provided services which support apprenticeships, diploma’s, literacy and numeracy qualifications, vocational certificate programmes and short courses which meet the needs of employers and individuals alike. We are directly funded by the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, and are also the largest sub-contractor partner to FE Colleges of our type, meaning we help deliver over £20m of skills funding per year. Coupled with our extensive portfolio of services that support FE providers to reach their targets allows us to help over 100,000 learners a year achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Our range of services and products include:
Full delivery service
NCFE is a national awarding organisation with a strong heritage going back over 170 years. Passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, NCFE is at the forefront of technical education and has contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels. NCFE is a registered educational charity and is proud to be recognised for exceptional customer service and sector-leading expertise. NCFE offers an extensive portfolio of NCFE and CACHE branded qualifications covering a wide range of products and services for learners of all ages across many subject areas and specialisms.
Portsmouth City Council - Education
Our post-16 commissioning team works closely with secondary schools and post-16 providers in the Portsmouth travel to learn area to ensure that all young people have an appropriate offer of education and training post-16 and the curriculum offer meets local demand and need.
Portsmouth College offers Apprenticeship and Adult Education provision with a range of courses suited to the needs of local business and community. In partnership with employers we offer a unique experience of learning and development delivered by highly experienced subject specialists within the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.
Our current Apprenticeship offer ranges from levels 2 – 5 and is for the following courses:
Accountancy, Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Early Years and Childcare, Hairdressing & Barbering, Leadership & Management, Supporting Teaching and Learning (Including School Sport) & Team Leaderships
Southampton Engineering Training Association
SETA, the Southampton Engineering Training Association, has been training engineers for over 50 years. We specialise in engineering apprenticeships and adult skills training and offer a range of commercial and bespoke courses and qualifications, covering a wide range of engineering skill areas, from electrical, mechanical, milling & turning, design & draughtsperson through to welding & fabrication. Our apprenticeships are endorsed by employers and assured by various professional institutions including The IET, The ImechE, NET and The InstMC. We are graded ‘Good’ by OFSTED. Please contact us as we are always happy to help with enquiries.
Southampton City Council
Southampton City Council supports Apprenticeships both as an employer and with brokerage service to local Southampton businesses.
We have an action plan which details how we are enabling the people of the city to progress in fulfilling careers, and the city’s businesses to recruit successfully and grow and prosper.
Our key targets and objectives include:
Improving information, advice and guidance for young people so they can make informed career choices and be inspired by the apprenticeship opportunities in the city
Work with schools and colleges to raise awareness, the recruitment of local Apprentice Ambassadors to promote apprenticeships, and the production of an ambassadors film.
Introduction of an ‘Apprenticeship First’ scheme for jobs within the Council
Implementation of a local helpline and support for Southampton businesses to help them to take on apprentices
In addition, we have been developing information on current and future skills and employment demands for the city so that apprenticeship providers can ensure they are training young people in the skills needed for the city’s economy.
Solent University is a dynamic and ambitious university, with a reputation for industry focused courses and our higher and degree apprenticeship programmes bring further learning into the workplace. Apprenticeships are not just learning programmes – they are designed in collaboration with employers and professional bodies and are a great way for employers to increase productivity, develop employees and attract new talent to fill workforce gaps.
We currently offer a range of higher and degree apprenticeships in leadership and management, construction, project management, health and social care, nursing, engineering, marketing and digital. We continue to expand our provision and are keen to work and listen to employers and potential apprentices.
The University has been awarded Silver in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF), achieved OFSTED Good on Inspection and was shortlisted in The Higher Education Awards for University of the Year 2019.
Tel: 023 8201 3039
Steve Willis Training Centres
Steve Willis Training Centres are specialists in Gas, Plumbing and Electrical Apprenticeships.?Our apprenticeships offer the perfect way to learn a trade - a mix of on the job training with an employer and practical and classroom sessions at our two modern, well equipped training centres in Sussex and Hampshire. We have over 20 years’ experience, and our professional trainers have worked in the industry and will guide and support employers and learners throughout the apprenticeship.
The University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and for staff and student satisfaction, alongside internationally excellent research strengths. Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and the region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education. It is ranked number one for boosting graduates salaries by the Economist 2017, top 21 university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and the University has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning, and help inform prospective students' choices for higher education.
The University of Portsmouth offers Degree (level 6) and Masters (level 7) Apprenticeships in many subjects including Chartered Manager, Embedded Electronics Systems Design and Development Engineer and Chartered Surveyor. The University is expanding this provision each coming year to ensure employers have a wide spectrum of degree apprenticeships to fit their skills shortage needs, so please check our website regularly to see latest news on our offer.