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SGS College wins Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2017

SGS College wins Provider of the Year

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College have been presented with the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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College scoops top apprenticeship award

On Tuesday 7th March SGS College picked up the Large College Award at the fourth Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Awards. Members of SGS College's Employer Engagement team Jill Jones, Trudy Hillier and Patrick Mcleod were at the gala dinner to collect the trophy. This prestigious national awards ceremony recognises training providers and employers for outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in apprenticeship delivery.

SGS received a staggering 99.5% satisfaction rate. The college works with over 400 employers to support 1700 apprentices. Read our story in full here



99.5% of businesses agreed that SGS training has improved the performance of their business*



99.2% rated their apprenticeship as good or very good



99% Overall Learner satisfaction with SGS College

SGS College - Business Solutions

Apprenticeship Solutions

The smart way to grow your business

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With huge government support, apprenticeships offer the most cost effective training and recruitment solutions for many businesses.

For many employers, apprenticeships are a key strategy to introduce new talent and ideas, to have a structured and quality-assured training and recruitment programme or to gain accredited training and qualifications for existing staff.

Our expanding range of Higher Apprenticeships offer increased opportunities for more experienced employee to also benefit from apprenticeships. For many staff this is an ideal way to gain a degree-level qualification through work-based training.

6 Reasons why you could benefit from an apprenticeship

  • Increased staff retention and motivation
  • Tailored training to specific job roles to meet your business needs
  • Skilled and developed workforce
  • Grow your team whilst keeping your costs down
  • Nationally recognised qualifications in your industry
  • Full support from a trusted education provider
  • including creation of job description, bespoke training plan, recruitment and regular visits throughout programme

Our Apprenticeship Provision Features:

  • Complimentary recruitment service
  • All suitable applicants interviewed and screened prior to shortlisting
  • Flexible and bespoke delivery models to suit workplace needs.
  • Broad range of frameworks and pathways at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher levels
  • Employer Portal to share learning plans and progress
  • Strong overall timely success rates
  • Dedicated employer account management
Intermediate Advanced Higher
Business & Administration
Business Innovation & Growth
Construction Trades
Construction Management
Customer Service
Financial Services
Health and Social Care & Care Leadership
Human Resource Management
IT Professional & IT User
Management & Team Leading
Professional Services
Procurement & Supply Chain
Sales & Marketing
Social Media
Supporting Teaching & Learning

Employer Journey

An Employer's journey to a successful Apprenticeship solution

Considering Apprenticeships as a solutions to a training or recruitment need?

Contact our Business Solutions Team on 0800 072 6077 or email

We will visit your workplace to match the right apprenticeship pathway to your recruitment and training needs

We then advertise your vacancy. We interview and screen all applicants and shortlist to your criteria

You have the final selection decision for your new team member

Our delivery team will agree the learning plan and commence the training programme

Regular reviews with the apprentice and supervisor ensure the apprentice remains on track to complete on time.

Apprenticeships @ SGS College

Our Apprenticeship Scheme allows you to follow a range of new dynamic employment opportunities following apprenticeship frameworks

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What are Apprenticeships?

As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.

Key benefits:

  • Gain Employment
  • Earn a Salary
  • Get Paid Holidays
  • Receive Training
  • Gain Qualifications
  • Learn Job-Specific Skills

Find out more and apply

Finding and applying for an Apprenticeship is easier than you think, there are up to 25,000 vacancies currently available.

Visit the vacancies website to look at what Apprenticeships are available and to register and apply for your chosen job. Then Download and complete and Application form

Find out more about the benefits of applying for an Apprenticeship


If you have any further questions you can contact the Apprenticeships Team on 01453 761280 - 0117 909 2234

Open Events

Or visit one of our forthcoming open events:

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Useful contact

For more information on how SGS Business Solutions could help you and your business please contact one of the Business Solutions team.

01453 761280 - 0117 909 2234