Apprenticeship Agency

Ofsted June 2017 - Grade 2 in all areas

In June 2017 Smart Training and Recruitment undertook a full Ofsted inspection whereby the organisation maintained its Grade 2. Smart Training and Recruitment are incredibly proud of the result.

This is what Ofsted said:

  • Apprentices benefit from highly effective support from training advisers and employers. They develop high levels of confidence and good industry skills which enable them to progress well and make a valuable contribution to the businesses in which they work.

  • Leaders and managers have developed excellent relationships with employers, enabling them to deliver high-quality programmes that meet local and regional needs and the needs of apprentices.

  • Employers value the expertise that apprentices develop during their programmes and they recognise the improved contribution that apprentices make to the businesses.

  • Training advisers use their recent industry experience effectively, enabling apprentices and trainees to apply their learning in a variety of work contexts. As a result, they gain high levels of confidence and develop good, industry-standard skills quickly.

  • Training advisers support apprentices well through regular and timely review meetings, during which they monitor their progress and provide effective feedback which enables apprentices to make good progress

  • Leaders and managers have developed highly productive working relationships with employers. They have worked collaboratively to improve the choice and relevance of the qualification units available to their apprentices and to develop in-house training packages.