Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training beats apprentice national average

sally lucas

A Coventry and Warwickshire training provider has smashed the national average for apprenticeship pass rates – as more employers and individuals than ever are using them to improve their skills.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training (CWCT) has been celebrating the successes of their apprentices who have excelled with 84.5 per achieving their qualifications, according to new figures against a national average of 67.7 per cent.

CWCT focus on supporting businesses to recruit new talent, working with schools to raise young peoples’ awareness of apprenticeships, as well as enabling employers to upskill their existing workforce, tailoring apprenticeships on a business by business basis.

Apprentices at CWCT range from school leavers, students who have finished their A-levels and graduates – there has also been more demand for training existing workforces, with more adults taking on apprenticeships than ever before.

Sally Lucas, executive director of Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce Training, said: “We are making sure we have a tailored offer for employers, responding to their needs and filling skills gaps in business across the region.

“Our focus is to equip individuals with the skills employers need to support business growth, upskilling people, generating new ideas, working with new technologies and problem solving.

“Apprenticeships are no longer just for school leavers, we work with people of all ages who are progressing their careers through apprenticeships.

“It’s important that we make sure that people know what apprenticeships are all about, how they can  benefit businesses and individuals, so we are working hard to raise that awareness.

“Recent government reforms in apprenticeships have been very progressive. We are making sure we are moving with those times, identifying needs, designing tailored apprenticeship programmes which enable businesses to prosper and individuals to flourish.”

CWCT is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and wider vocational training and development in the region, with more than 30 years’ experience.