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Igniting Success with Apprenticeships in Worcester: The GLP Training Approach

At the heart of the Midlands lies the historic city of Worcester, brimming with rich heritage and booming businesses. This vibrant locale, known for its striking balance between urban life and natural beauty, is also becoming synonymous with a rising wave of professional development and training - apprenticeships. These programmes, provided by GLP Training, are not only fostering talent in the region but also fortifying the local economy.

GLP House - Our Head office in the heart of Worcester City Centre
GLP House - Our Head Office in the heart of Worcester city centre

Apprenticeships: A Win-Win for Worcester's Workforce and Businesses

Research from the Department of Education reveals that 90% of apprentices stay in employment after completing their course, 67% with the same employer. This statistic is a testament to the immense value of apprenticeships. It’s a practical, hands-on approach that blends theory with practice, offering a rich learning curve that leads to a rewarding career. Worcester has embraced this movement, recognising the potential it holds for businesses and employees alike.

Worcester businesses greatly benefit from apprenticeships. For every £1 invested in apprentices, the average return on investment for businesses is £28. Moreover, data from the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership indicates that the region has experienced a steady rise in apprenticeship uptake. Local businesses are tapping into this talent pool, recognising the enormous potential it holds for workforce development and productivity enhancement.


GLP Training: Shaping the Future of Apprenticeships in Worcester

GLP Training stands at the forefront of this transformation. As a national training provider specialising in bespoke courses and predominantly apprenticeships, GLP is perfectly positioned to help businesses harness the power of apprenticeships. Our industry-leading training programs are geared towards building crucial skills and fostering a workforce that is adept, agile and ready to navigate the dynamic business landscape.

From Health and Social Care to Business Administration and Management, our apprenticeship courses are diverse, tailored to the needs of businesses and aligned with the UK government's apprenticeship standards. We believe in the power of partnership and understand that every business is unique. Therefore, we offer bespoke training solutions that best serve your organisation's needs while empowering your apprentices to achieve their full potential.

GLP Training's Award-Winning Facilities

Our City & Guilds award-winning facilities in Worcester city centre serve as a cutting-edge hub for vocational training, particularly for our Property Maintenance Operative, Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer apprenticeships. These facilities are meticulously designed to offer a hands-on, immersive learning environment that mimics real-world scenarios.

The training facilities for Property Maintenance Operative apprentices are equipped with a wide variety of residential and commercial settings. From plumbing and electrical installations to carpentry and painting, apprentices will gain a thorough understanding of the maintenance process in a safe and controlled environment. They’ll learn the nuances of timely maintenance and develop skills to diagnose faults, ensuring properties remain safe and comfortable spaces.

For Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer apprenticeships, our facilities house state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical engineering equipment. Apprentices can safely experiment, troubleshoot, and gain invaluable insights into the maintenance and service of complex building systems. We expose them to various heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, enabling them to manage and maintain these systems efficiently in any infrastructure.

This September 2023, we're excited to announce the launch of our Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships. To provide a top-notch learning experience, we've revamped our training space to include a dedicated woodworking workshop. Equipped with industry-standard tools and machinery, it offers an ideal setting for apprentices to master carpentry and joinery techniques. From understanding materials and working with hand tools to learning advanced joinery techniques, the course will cover it all.

At GLP Training, we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. Our award-winning facilities are designed to encourage this, creating a space where apprentices can develop practical skills and knowledge, primed to excel in their chosen careers. Through these facilities, we're shaping the future of apprenticeships both in Worcester and nationally, providing top-tier, industry-aligned training that sets our apprentices up for success.


Strengthening Local Ties: GLP's Membership of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

As proud members of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, GLP Training is dedicated to bolstering local businesses and strengthening community ties. Our membership allows us to tap into a wealth of resources and insights, enabling us to stay ahead of industry trends and adapt our training programs accordingly. Moreover, it enhances our ability to support businesses in the area, whether it's in nurturing talent or enhancing operational efficiency.

Our strong affiliation with the Chamber also opens avenues for cross-collaboration with other businesses, fostering an interconnected ecosystem that champions growth, innovation, and mutual success. One such collaboration that showcases our commitment to providing quality training is our bespoke management course delivered to Bradley Haynes Law staff. This Worcester-based law firm sought our expertise to upskill their team, and we developed a customised program that helped their staff enhance their leadership, communication, and strategic thinking skills, fostering a more effective and efficient work environment.

Our collaborative reach extends further into public services, with the delivery of an array of apprenticeships to the Worcester County Council. The council has leveraged our diverse range of courses to bolster their staff's skills in areas like business administration, customer service, and public sector operations. This partnership has not only resulted in a more skilled and competent council workforce but also enriched public services in the Worcester community.

In the private sector, SJL Insurance Services, one of the UK's fastest-growing insurance brokers, has also benefitted from our apprenticeship programs. Working closely with SJL, we've offered apprenticeships in a variety of areas, from insurance operations to customer relations and business administration. This partnership has allowed SJL to cultivate a workforce that's adept at navigating the complex landscape of insurance services, thereby providing a better experience for their customers.

These partnerships highlight our dedication to integrating high-quality training within the Worcester business community. By creating bespoke programs that cater to the specific needs of each organisation, we contribute to the growth of businesses, the upskilling of the workforce, and ultimately, the prosperity of Worcester.

In conclusion, apprenticeships hold immense potential for Worcester's workforce and businesses. With GLP Training at your side, you can effectively navigate this potential, bridging the skill gaps in your organisation while empowering individuals to build rewarding careers. As we continue to deliver exceptional training solutions from our award-winning facilities in Worcester, we are committed to being your partner in this journey towards success and prosperity. Through our membership with the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, we are continuously refining our offerings, ensuring they align with the evolving needs of local businesses and the broader community. Together, we can shape a future where everyone wins.

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