About Us

About Smart Training & Recruitment

We’re a dynamic Training Provider, approved by Ofsted, and we deliver high quality, Government funded apprenticeship and traineeships. Since we opened our doors in 2003, we’ve delivered training to over 16,000 learners and helped over 5,000 employers reap the benefit of having a dedicated, well trained, and enthusiastic workforce.

We provide training and development for people looking to improve their lives, careers, and job prospects.

We offer our learners the chance to gain accredited vocational qualifications with support from our expert team of highly skilled and inspirational Learning & Development Advisors. Increasingly, people are coming to realise that going to university isn’t the only answer… and, as an Apprentice, you can earn while you learn and gain valuable, transferable skills in various industry sectors.

And as an employer, you’ll see the benefits from day one… We provide staff training to meet your specific requirements, free consultancy for individual businesses in various areas, and we work in partnership with you to train and develop a motivated, skilled, and confident workforce who will help your business grow. So, what are you waiting for?

We are committed to being a progressive, dynamic, and forward-thinking organisation.

Our Values

At all times, we aspire to excellence in all that we do and promote the core values of:

  • Trust and respect
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Encouragement and individually tailored support

Our Aims

Our main primary aims are to;

  • Provide high-quality teaching and learning activities
  • Improve levels of participation, retention, and achievement
  • Ensure learner skills improve in line with industry needs
  • Embrace inclusion and widen participation
  • Provide a safe and secure environment
  • Be an employer of choice to our staff
  • Be an provider of choice to our employers

See what our clients think about our flexible training programs

We have seen apprenticeships become a respected and exciting way to help thousands of individuals and businesses get where they want to be.
" 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)

" I am completing my second qualification with Smart and would recommend their services to others. My current Training Advisor offers endless support and encouragement. The programme is great and has already enabled me to develop within my role, after only starting the course a few months ago. "

Emma P (Learner)

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