I was recently delighted to see Cadent ranked as one of the top providers of apprenticeships in England, according to data from the Government’s National Achievement Rate Tables.
Statistics from the 2018-19 academic year revealed that 92.8% of our apprentices successfully completed their programme, earning a pass or a distinction, compared with a national average achievement rate of 64.7%.
This is another boon for our apprenticeship offering, which our last Ofsted report described as ‘high-quality and well-planned’ with ‘exceptional’ training facilities, following our monitoring visit in July 2019.
The results demonstrate the exceptional efforts of our expert trainers, assessors, mentors, programme managers and above all, our talented apprentices. We set high standards, both in the classroom and in the field, and it’s rewarding to see our apprentices flourish in that environment and live up to their potential.
Apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry, delivering the next generation of talent with the skills and behaviours to keep the energy flowing. The COVID-19 pandemic
has highlighted the importance of critical workers across the UK, and it’s been incredibly inspiring to see our Field Force engineers – many of whom are former apprentices – putting themselves on the front line to keep our customers safe, warm and connected.
We’re passionate about developing not just great employees, but great people. In recent weeks we’ve seen some great examples of our employees going above and beyond
to support customers through this difficult time, and it’s stories like these that motivate me personally to keep setting the highest standards for our training programmes.
We see completion of an apprenticeship as just the beginning, not the end. The skills learners gain can be the springboard to a successful career, whether they want to be a specialist in their field or progress into management. We were proud to showcase some of our current and former apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week 2020
It’s not long until our apprenticeship applications for this year close – but there’s still time to apply. To view our opportunities and apply, follow the link below.
Head of Talent and Development