“As an organisation we really value the continued development of our staff in order to maintain a skilled and motivated workforce. It is great working locally alongside St Helens College. They worked very closely with us, gaining an understanding of our training needs and then designing and developing appropriate training for us. In this case, we worked together to design a specific driver mentoring course. Being a mentor is rewarding and satisfying and supporting colleagues by sharing knowledge and ideas ensure productivity and excellence within their role.”
Jimmy Riley - Driver Training and Development Manager for Wincanton Logistics
"Apprenticeships has enabled Evolve to respond to the business's needs. After interviewing a number of ambitious and eager young people, two students from St Helens College's construction department stood out, so much so, after careful consideration I decided to bring both of the students on board as Apprentices. Both Jake and Connor are an asset to the company, they have an excellent future here at Evolve."
Brian Gates - Community Development Manager at Evolve
"A prompt professional service from St Helens College who have supplied a number of high calibre apprentices that have gone on to be valued members of staff.
They offer an excellent service in sourcing, selecting and processing the perfect candidates for the role. The college also offers a full support services that advises on all aspects of the programme from start to finish. This also includes funding options and making the most of the services and support offered for both apprentice and employer. Our apprenticeship programme over the last 18 months has been a great success with our 7th and most recent candidate joining us in September this year. We look forward to it continuing over the next few years in partnership with St Helens College."
Gillian Slater - Alumasc
"We found the team at St Helens College to be very approachable, everything was explained in great detail and they made sure we had a clear understanding of the process. The support has been fantastic and all of our expectations have been delivered."
Janet Clipston - Briar Cottage Nursery
"We have just taken on two new apprentices at Darkstar Laser, through the Business Development Unit at St Helens college, and have found the whole process very simple, speedy and efficient. Their team managed to successfully, identify our requirements and find us two excellent young people to join our great team at Darkstar Laser."
"With three new plastering apprentices on board it was a natural choice to approach St Helens College. Our previous two apprentices had benefitted from great support and guidance and had now successfully completed their plastering qualifications.
Since I first spoke to the college on the phone he has offered a wealth of information including putting me in touch with the Skills Growth Funding initiative. Nothing is too much and I know somebody is always at the end of the phone if I have any questions.
Thanks for all your help!"
Karen Lopez - Learning and Development Officer - Halton Housing Trust
"St Helens College delivered an easy & friendly service, help at every step of the way. Regular visits and lots of information, very pleased with the service."
Lee Wiswall Building
"A very friendly and professional team. A pleasure to deal with!"
Mala - The Galleria
"I contacted the business development unit at St Helens College in the hope I could get some advice on apprenticeships for my new business. I spoke to a member of the team who kindly arranged a meeting, I was delighted with the advice and support offered to me. The information which I received has been invaluable. The continued support made me feel very at ease at such a daunting and stressful time.
I am so pleased I have the Business Development Unit on board to help, the team have been fantastic. Thank you all so much."
Nicola Connolly - Registered Manager - Personal Care Services Limited
"The Business Development Unit at St Helens College came out to see myself and the apprentice to talk through the course. We were left with all the forms and information to enrol and it was quite straightforward. The team have kept in contact with phone calls and emails to make sure we are happy with how everything is going. I found the whole process easy and my apprentice has started the course successfully."
Simply Bathrooms - Liverpool
"We have found the service provided by the team at St Helens College to be efficient, prompt, informative and the process led to us finding a suitable candidate for our vacancy. We would recommend them to other employers."
Grace Tabern - Managing Director - Tabern Property Consultants