National Apprenticeship Week 2002 – Employer Spotlight

 In National Apprenticeship Week

As National Apprenticeship Week 2022 comes to an end, we are recognising three organisations who go ‘above and beyond’ to support the learning and development of their employees, through apprenticeships.




Tripadvisor utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop team members into professionally qualified mentors using the Level 3 Learning Mentor standard.

Over a number of years, they have used the apprenticeship standard to provide structure to their programme and develop a strong mentoring culture. Train Together has been able to support Tripadvisor’s objectives to create a bespoke apprenticeship programme with additional training for (a) teaching, (b) information, advice and guidance, and (c) workplace assessment.

The cohort of mentors are all really engaged and demonstrate excellent mentoring skills and a commitment to learning.


NHS Property Services

It is a great privilege to work with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and their Stepping Stones Programme. The goal of Stepping Stones is to create progression routes and offer professionalisation to the team on the facilities management (FM) frontline.

NHSPS demonstrate best practice in developing a learning and development culture.

Suzanne Jones, Learning & Development Delivery Partner at NHS Property Services, says: “Stepping Stones has been an exciting collaboration with Train Together, which has given our frontline colleagues the opportunity to develop personal and professional skills, whilst also offering the chance to achieve a nationally-recognised qualification. The internal development sessions are facilitated by our Learning & Development team, alongside subject matter experts from across our business. The sessions were written to complement the Level 2 Facilities Services Operative apprenticeship standards, making it a joined-up approach between NHS Property Services and Train Together. This approach is part of our social mobility strategy and has supported a number of colleagues to progress their careers within NHSPS.”


Discovery Schools

Train Together were selected as Discovery Schools preferred provider in 2017, just prior to the Apprenticeship levy implementation. Since this time, we’ve developed a great partnership and worked together on a number of strategic projects to enable the trust to improve the lives of the children and young people in their school communities.

In the video below, Paul Stone, CEO of Discovery Schools shared why apprentices are so important to them.

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