Our Apprenticeship Programmes

Why use apprenticeships to train your employees?

Apprenticeships enable the individual to obtain the right skills in line with sector standards and fully understand the processes of the organisation to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Apprenticeships are not what they used to be and are now, in fact, an intensive training and qualification opportunity.

Apprenticeships used to be the only way for young people to learn a skills-based trade or get into particular industries. That is no longer the case with many employers now utilising apprenticeships to help develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours in their existing workforce.

However, a majority of employers do not perhaps recognise the huge benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships present. For large employers, with the apprenticeship levy to spend, is it now the time to review your internal training needs to see how an apprenticeship programme might benefit a wide range of staff.

“With existing staff members embarking on apprenticeships, this has been a bonus to the business. Having staff who are qualified in their chosen area is definitely a plus point”

Sam Cave, Ashmere Care

Apprenticeship Success Stories

“Not long completed my Diploma in business management with SMART. Throughout the whole time I was very well supported and a special thank you has to go out to my assessor, Hazel Mckinlay. Her professionalism and dedication ensured my experience was not only productive but enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this company to my friends.”


“I enjoyed my experience with Smart, my assessor was amazing and always helped me out and went the extra mile to help me. My assessor was always there to answer my emails/calls even out of work hours for any queries or reassurance I had/needed. Smart is a professional and well-run company giving the service user an excellent experience.”

Alia Malik