New apprenticeship partnership confirmed

A new partnership has been confirmed between St Helens Chamber and Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce to deliver apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region.

The partnership, which started in 2017, will concentrate Chamber of Commerce delivery of apprenticeships and other training opportunities into St Helens Chamber, who will operate their service from their existing St Helens base, with an operation at Liverpool & Sefton Chambers’ offices at Old Hall Street.

As a result of the partnership, St Helens Chamber will deliver qualifications to apprentices previously attached to Liverpool Chamber Training, the training subsidiary company of Liverpool & Sefton Chambers.

St Helens Chamber, recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, have an increasingly broad range of qualifications which includes apprenticeships, adult learning and traineeships across a wide range of sectors.

The portfolio of training services provides plenty of opportunities for local businesses to use the Chambers of Commerce as their preferred training partner, particularly as organisations seek guidance about how to spend their apprenticeship levy funds wisely.

Kath Boullen, chief executive of St Helens Chamber said: “We’re proud of the apprenticeships St Helens Chamber has delivered to people of all ages across all industry sectors. Our Ofsted ‘Good’ grade is reflective of the quality we consistently deliver which will be replicated in Liverpool.

“We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the personal development we provide for our apprentices, which is an important focus of our approach.

“We’re particularly excited at the prospect of broadening our delivery to companies attached to Liverpool Chamber and to supporting businesses in extracting maximum value from their apprenticeship and training budgets”.

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