Is it worth it?

The figures speak for themselves. The government’s apprenticeship evaluation survey of employers in 2017 reported that 74% of employers believe apprentices improve products or service quality, and 78% say apprentices improve productivity.

It’s also about developing staff with the wider skills who are the right fit in your organisation. It’s about retaining staff as well, because you’ve invested in their future career.


Home Office publish Prevent and Channel statistics (April 2018 – March 2019)

On 19 December 2019, the Home Office released Prevent and Channel statistics for the period April 2018 – March 2019. The full report can be found here.

Some key findings from the statistics are:

  • 5,738 individuals were referred to Prevent in the reporting period, a decrease on 22% on last year. This is the lowest number for referrals over a year since data has been made available (year ending March 2016).
  • The majority of individuals referred were aged under 20 years old (58%) and male (87%).
  • 33% (1,887) of Prevent referrals were from the education sector, however the vast majority of these are from primary and secondary education rather than HE/FE.
  • The largest proportion of individuals referred were from the north-east of England (17%), followed by London (16%).
  • 77% of referrals (4,407) were assessed as not suitable for Channel. Most of these referrals were subsequently signposted to other services for other types of support (64%).
  • 38% of referrals concerned individuals with a mixed, unstable or unclear ideology, followed by referrals for right-wing (24%) and Islamist radicalisation (24%).
  • 10% of referrals to Prevent (561) were adopted as Channel cases, an increase of 48% last year, and the highest recorded since comparable data has been available.
  • For the first time, there were more Channel cases for concerns related to right-wing radicalisation (45%) compared with Islamist radicalisation (37%).

Christmas holidays

The Training Trust closes at midday on Tuesday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We all wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the break.

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Image result for guru nanak 550Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a Hindu, he was born in 1468 in what is now Pakistan.

When he was thirty years old he mysteriously disappeared for three days.

Then, when he reappeared, he began to preach the Sikh faith. He is the founder of Sikhism.

He spent the rest of his life teaching, writing and travelling around the world to discuss religion with Muslims and Hindu.

Social Media

We are regularly updating our social media accounts with news and information

so please like and share our Facebook and Instagram pages

Recruiting now

Recruitment for our apprenticeships programmes is well and truly underway. Please take a look at all our courses on offer. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call the office or drop us as email and one of our team will be happy to help you.

Good luck Victoria

England netball

We are very proud to say that Victoria Lavender is currently in South Africa representing England U-21s World indoor netball championships. Victoria is the Granddaughter of our Trustee Laurie and Finance Officer Gina. We wish her and her team all of our luck.