We have the highest success rate in the WECA region at 76%, 10% above the national benchmark and 10% above our competitors (colleges and private sector).
City of Bristol 66%, Weston College 66%, Bath College 64%, Lifetime Training 53%, Kaplan 50%.
Why We Are Successful...
And Why This Matters To Employers
Care & effectiveness of our vacancy matching service. Over 90% of apprentices recruited through SGS are still with the employer at 12 months.
Stable, consistent & experienced team of assessors.
The degree to which we track progress and support learners.
100% success on all End Point Assessments to date
Significant new Employer Incentives Announced
We now have significant additional incentive payments available for employers of all sizes who engage in apprenticeships.
If you recruit a new apprentice under age 25, you can receive an additional £2000 incentive payment
If you recruit a new apprentice over age 25, you can receive a £1500 incentive payment
These payments are in addition to the existing £1000 incentive payment for taking a 16-18 year old apprentice (or a care-leaver or 16-24 year old with an Education and Health Care Plan, EHCP), so you can now receive £3000 for a 16-18 year old apprentice!
Important eligibility requirements
The apprentice must be a new recruit to your organisation, not an existing employee
The apprenticeship must start before 31st January 2021
The apprenticeship must be funded through the levy or the apprenticeship service
For any further information, or for help with the funding and application process, please contact our Business Development team at [email protected]
SGS offers a wide range of apprenticeships covering most employment sectors.
We have very strong retention and overall achievement rates, ahead of national averages. Our employers are supported with a dedicated account manager to steer them through every step of the apprenticeship journey.
"Recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year"
Learners are supported with their training assessor to ensure they have every opportunity to thrive, achieve and progress to the next level. We have flexible delivery models, including programmes at Filton, Stroud and central Bristol. We also offer workplace delivery for some apprenticeship programmes.
We support over...
We support over 1000 employers a year with their apprenticeship programme, recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year.
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