WS Training

Apprentice / Trainee of the Year

​WS Training is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring the Bury Free Press Awards again this year. We have been sponsoring this event from it’s conception and this year we will sponsor the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award.

WS Training has been established for over twenty one years. We predominately operate in Suffolk and on the Essex borders but more recently we have been operating regionally through out East Anglia.  WS Training offers commercial training to employers on a wide range of subjects and for most business sectors. These courses are run from our own centres in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds or at employers’ premises if required.  The Vocational Learning division offers Apprenticeships, Workplace and Classroom Qualifications. We deliver EFA funded Traineeships and Study Programmes including a High Needs Programme in Central Ipswich. We currently hold the Matrix Award and an Ofsted Grade 2 (Good).

A key strength of WS Training is the links we have with employers either through the commercial training side of the business or through the work on Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning. .  From August 2013 to July 2014 we trained 5,452 delegates from 434 different companies; this is an increase in the number of delegates of 1,002 over the previous year, the number of companies increased by 11.  We currently have over 6000 employers on our data base. This is maintained through two employer engagement teams who work with employers on sourcing and delivering training as well as advising and supporting Apprenticeship recruitment.  WS Training averages 50 Apprenticeship vacancies open at any one time and the Recruitment Team handles 200 plus applications a month for these vacancies.  This engagement with young people looking for work is successful and integral to our business and supports employers with their recruitment practices

Jane Vincent CEO,  said “ I am very pleased to be working with such progressive employers in this region and I am very proud to be once again sponsoring this event. Apprenticeships are at the heart of our business and I personally enjoy seeing young people achieve in a work based environment.”

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