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Established in 1995, GB Training is one of the largest and most successful Private Training providers in England

We hold an OFSTED grade of GOOD, awarded in January 2015

We have over 1600 Apprentices in Learning with us at any point in time

We are directly funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and have partnerships with a number of colleges throughout the country

Our overall success rate for Apprentices in the 2014/15 Academic Year was 89%, much higher than the National Average

We pride ourselves on the broad range of qualifications we provide, along with the employer-led learning, training, and mentoring opportunities that are offered to our students, which mean they are better equipped for whatever choice they make next

We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We believe that inspirational teaching is about more than a qualification but is about guiding people to strive for a fuller life, and improving their social skills and financial position.

Our five core values:


  • Professional & Friendly
  • Applaud Diversity
  • Expect High Achievement
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Outstanding Leadership  & Teamwork

"...learners benefit from good teaching, learning and assessment which enables them to make rapid progress and succeed in completing their apprenticeships..."




There has never been a better time to consider an apprenticeship. Young people can ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship at some of Britain’s biggest and brightest companies. they can gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning.

Health & Social Care

Warehousing & Storage

Business and Administration

Team Leading & Management


Customer Service

Passenger Carrying Vehicles

Driving Goods Vehicles

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


Our funded programmes are delivered using funding from the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. Funding is currently available for Apprenticeships and standalone Functional Skills Qualifications.



Partial or full funding is generally available for:


  • Learners over the age of 16 studying their first Apprenticeship
  • Learners over 16 studying a second Apprenticeship at a higher level than their first
  • Employed learners requiring help to improve their English and/or Maths skills towards Level 2 through standalone Functional Skills



If you have any specific questions regarding the eligibility of you or your staff, please contact us for further information.


We offer a number of short courses and qualifications which currently are not funded by the Skills Funding Agency in England and these are offered at very competitive prices. Larger qualifications may be eligible to be initially funded through a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Details of these courses can be found in the relevant brochure document.



The benefits of Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly obvious to more and more businesses.


It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development.  According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.

An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring apprentices help businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and sectors in England, and can last anything from 12 months to 4 years.

They are linked to job roles or occupations – some 1,500 of them across 170 industries, so we make sure that every apprenticeship is relevant and appropriate both for the apprentice and the business.

There are three levels of  apprenticeships available:


  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeships (Level 4+)


As the employer you must give your apprentice an induction into their role and provide on-the job training. You are responsible for paying your apprentice’s wages and issuing their contract of employment. As an employee, the apprentice receives the same benefits as other employees.

By employing an apprentice, you have certain requirements to meet.


  • Issuing a contract of employment and paying at least the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage. Apprentices who are under 19, or who are over 19 and in the first year of their intermediate level or advanced level apprenticeship, must be paid a minimum of £3.30 per hour. Many businesses pay more.
  • Provide apprentices with the same benefits as other employees.
  • The minimum hours of employment for an apprentice should be at least 30 hours per week. By exception, where the individual’s circumstances or the particular nature of employment in a given sector makes this impossible, then an absolute minimum of 16 hours must be met. In such cases the duration of the apprenticeship should be extended.
  • All apprentices must have an Apprenticeship Agreement between the employer and the apprentice.

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As a parent you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and in this guide we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.


What is an apprenticeship

 An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow your daughter or son to earn while they learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.


Benefits of doing an apprenticeship


– Earning a salary;


– Training in the skills employers want;


– Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace;


– Increased future earning potential


– apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training, and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime;*


– Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor;


– Paid holiday.

Entry requirements


Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.


Apprenticeship levels


There are various levels of apprenticeship your son or daughter could apply for depending on their current skills and qualifications:


– Intermediate apprenticeship (level 2);

– Advanced apprenticeship (level 3);

– Higher and degree apprenticeships (level 4 or above).


The core components for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships are:


– A nationally recognised vocational qualification;

– Functional skills (e.g. literacy, numeracy and ICT);


– A technical certificate such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship);


– Other professional qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular job.


The core components for higher and degree apprenticeships are as above but exclude the functional skills element.




The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.30** per hour, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependant on the sector, region and apprenticeship level e.g. some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £300 – £500 per week.

School leaving age


The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training.


If your child was born on or after 1 September 1997 they must stay in some form of education or training until at least their 18th birthday.


This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post-16, which could be through:


– Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider.


– Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training.


– An apprenticeship or traineeship.


Applying for an apprenticeship


At any one time there are up to 27,000 apprenticeship vacancies available on the ‘Find an apprenticeship’ site in a variety of careers and industries across England. Visit and search ‘Find an apprenticeship’. You can search by keyword (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and by location.


Once the right job comes up, your son or daughter can simply register on the website and follow the step by step instructions to apply for the role.




We offer a number of other popular courses which are offered at very competitive rates. Some of our courses are available through the Governments 24+ Advanced Learning Loan facility.



Courses available through Advanced Learning Loans:


  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support) - Includes COMPTIA A+ and Cisco IT Essentials


  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3  Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support) - Includes Cisco IT Essentials & CCNA 1-4


  • Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care


  • Level 3 Diploma in Management


  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service





This section of our site lists all of our vacancies, both for GB Training Staff, and for Apprenticeships. Check back often to see what we have for you:


Vacancies with GB Training:


  • Functional Skills Tutor(s)
  • Assessor in Health & Social Care (Preferably to Level 5)





GB Training (UK) Ltd.

Wynner House

143 Bromsgrove Street


West Midlands

B5 6RG


Telephone: 0121 622 4218




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