Why Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business. Over 130,000 companies offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.

Improve your bottom line

Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line. In a recent survey*, the majority of employers said that Apprenticeships helped them to improve productivity and to be more competitive. They also said that training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

* Apprenticeship Survey 2009

Fill your skills gaps

Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector. Employers in the Populus survey said they relied on their Apprenticeship programmes to provide the skilled workers they need for the future.

Motivate your workforce

Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.

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Q: What is an Apprenticeship?

A: Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and work based experience. As an Apprentice you learn as you earn and build up confidence, skills and knowledge which help you develop a career.

Q: What types of Apprenticeships are available?

A: Apprenticeships are available in all sectors and Blue Training specializes in Customer Service, Retail, Business Admin, Catering and Hospitality.

They generally fall into two categories:

  • ‘Apprenticeships’ equivalent to GCSE level.
  • ‘Advanced Apprenticeships’ equivalent to A-levels.

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We Offer courses in...

  • Business Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality – Diploma in Multi Skilled Hospitality
  • Hospitality – Professional Cookery
  • Hospitality – Food production and cooking
  • Hospitality – Food and beverage service
  • Hospitality – Beverage only
  • Hospitality – Housekeeping
  • Hospitality – Hospitality supervisory
  • Facilities Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Retail
  • Sales and Telesales
  • Support services in Healthcare
  • Warehousing

What Our Partners Say...

"Working in partnership with Blue Training has been a great success, both for the staff and for the business. Here at Office2Office we have forged a fantastic relationship with Blue through their training programmes which have been tailored specifically for us.

Our candidates have relished the chance to learn more about themselves and the business and this in turn has created great staff morale and teamwork.

We would definitely recommend you give Blue Training a call if you are looking for high quality training courses that will have a positive effect on both your staff and your business."

Steve Allen, Operational Director, Office 2 Office

Office 2 Office

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Our Apprentices At Work...

Kelly Hunsley is at the Zinc Bar and Grill


Steve Dodd is at Kuehne + Nagel