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A warm welcome to Smart Training & Recruitment

Leading training specialist delivering Apprenticeships and Smart Study programmes. We are immensely proud of our pass and distinction rates and employer feedback.

We’ve delivered over 26,000 successful Apprenticeships and helped over 6,000 employers to grow and flourish since 2003. We’re rated 5 stars on the national Apprenticeship Directory and are proud to be the current provider with the most reviews throughout England.

Our culture is one of inclusivity, embracing diversity in its many forms with the aim of having a positive impact in the workplace.

Smart works with both Learners and Businesses. Start off by choosing your pathway below:

Keen to do a Smart Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship combines a full-time job with an element of study, allowing you to earn a nationally recognised qualification whilst also gaining hands-on experience in your chosen role. With a Smart Apprenticeship, all your learning can be done virtually, from home or at your place of work, with one of our expert Learning and Development Tutors.

We are here to ensure that your learning is flexible, relevant and in line with your career aspirations by providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop throughout your working life.

With a Smart Apprenticeship, we’ll also help you with the following:

  • CV writing
  • Interview tips
  • 121 support to find your Apprenticeship
  • Placements and work experience
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Wellbeing support
  • 121 tutor in maths / English.
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How Smart Apprenticeships benefit your business:

Did you know you can build a loyal, skilled and dependable workforce by upskilling your existing staff – resulting in improved productivity and reduced staff turnover? We deliver coaching skills so both your line manager and learner gain from the Apprenticeship experience.

  • Fill key skill gaps in your business
  • Boost employee motivation by investing in their development
  • Improve retention

For example, an experienced employee may be keen to get a formal qualification in their specialist area. Or perhaps someone has the aptitude and drive to learn something new and progress into a different role?

There are courses from level 2 to level 5 so you’ll be able to find the right Apprenticeship that suits the learning and development needs of your employees. Our courses are designed by employers so they reflect the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours that your business needs.

Are you are Levy or non-Levy employer? We’ll help guide you through everything Levy related and provide you with complete support for your DAS account administration or set up.

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We currently offer 21 Apprenticeship Courses

Learner & Employer testimonials that speak for themselves

" I have recently completed my level 3 payroll qualification with Smart training and would highly recommend this training provider to anyone looking at starting an apprenticeship. My tutor (Sarah Johnson) was supportive throughout the duration of my course and was always willing to put in extra time for me with topics I struggled with. All lessons were very in depth and covered all areas of the role. Overall my experience with smart training has been positive and would recommend them. "

Laura (Learner)

" I did 2 hospitality courses with Paul Welbourne. He was such great support very patient and thorough. My life has changed so much for the better. I’m now working in management and I’m earning more than double. I’m so happy that I had the chance to learn and grow with smart. I’ll never forget how Paul helped and believed in me. Thank you so much "

Chanelle (Learner)

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Explore external reviews and ratings from the Apprenticeship Directory, offering valuable insights into our programmes. With over 250 reviews from satisfied Employers and Learners, discover how our Study Programmes have fuelled their success. Please share your own experience by leaving a review on the Apprenticeship Directory, shaping the future of our services and supporting the Apprenticeship sector.

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