Take control of your career

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to kickstart your career or to add to your existing knowledge and skills, and in our opinion, the benefits that come with undertaking an apprenticeship, far outweigh those associated with going to university!

An Apprenticeship combines a full-time job with an element of study, allowing you to earn a nationally recognised, work-relevant qualification, whilst also gaining hands-on experience in your chosen role.

With a Smart Apprenticeship, you won’t need to attend college because all of 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 current, relevant and in line with your career aspirations by providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop throughout your working life.

We offer all Smart learners a flexible approach to education and training designed to suit your home and work commitments. In return for hard work, you will undertake a qualification that is challenging and rewarding.

With a Smart Apprenticeship, in addition to your studying, we’ll also help you with the following:

  • CV writing
  • Interview tips
  • 121 support to find your Apprenticeship
  • Placements and work experience
  • Meeting employers
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Wellbeing support
  • Personalised training
  • 121 tutor in maths / English.

How can Smart Training & Recruitment help you level up your career?


There are courses from level 2 to level 5, so you’ll be able to find the right Apprenticeship for your career. Employers design our courses to reflect the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours you will need for the future.

Smart Futures Programme

From 1st August 2023, young people aged 16-18 (or 19-24 and in receipt of an EHCP), who are not yet ready to progress onto an Apprenticeship, paid employment or a further education programme of study, will be able to apply for a position with Smart Training and Recruitment under our new Smart Futures Programme*.

Learner Discounts

We’ve researched various discounts, from Amazon Prime to Oyster Card deals, to impact our learners’ lives positively. Whether on daily commutes or favourite products, these savings showcase our commitment to supporting their journey to success.

Interview Hints and Tips

Before any interview, you must be well-prepared and knowledgeable about the job and the company you’re applying to. We’ve created this short guide with Interview Hints and Tips to help you make a confident first impression during the interview process.


As a parent, guardian or teacher, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school. This guide outlines information and benefits of Apprenticeships as a critical route to a successful career.

Our Partners

Apprenticeships are a proven and cost-effective way to attract, retain and develop your team.
86% of employers say that apprenticeships have benefited their business.

See what our Learners 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.
" We have recently started working with Smart, who are currently delivering their Level 3 Team leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship and Level 5 Operational Departmental Apprenticeship. We have 21 employees currently enrolled. We have received great feedback from our delegates who are really engaged and enjoying the courses. I would highly recommend Smart training for anyone looking for a training provider. "

Egger UK (Employer)

" 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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