About us

Apprenticeship Provider in London

Specialising in Childcare Apprenticeships, Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships, Nursery Apprenticeships, Business Admin Apprenticeships & Customer Service Apprenticeships

Way2Work is a professional UK based Apprenticeship training provider offering apprenticeship vacancies and full-time job opportunities for young people aged 16-24 with local employers who value and encourage them to achieve their full potential.

The Way2Work service has been successfully supporting young people to find apprenticeship vacancies and achieve their Apprenticeship qualifications for over 25 years. Fully funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency we deliver Traineeships, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships on behalf of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Way2Work operates as part of Achieving for Children; a community interest company providing children's services to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames the Royal Borough of Kingston and now the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. This innovative company model provides better social, educational and community outcomes for children across the two boroughs.

What do we do?

  • We provide a high quality apprenticeship recruitment service which helps employers recruit suitable young people who are willing to learn.
  • We provide high quality Apprenticeship vacancies which develop work skills and prepare young people for career success.
  • We provide Functional Skills support, teaching and examinations as part the Apprenticeship framework or standard.

Our offer

Apprenticeships

We have varied Apprenticeship opportunities for people in business administration, customer service, childcare, ICT, warehouse & stores, team leading and management and teaching assistants.

Way2Work also provide bespoke employability skills training workshops, careers guidance and individually tailored workplace support programmes.

Our Apprentices are involved in a huge variety of job roles within the public and private sectors including: finance, building control, social services, child protection, youth services, electoral services, schools, housing, revenues and benefits, corporate travel management, car sales, marketing, graphic design, grounds keeping, sales and distribution, human resources, day nurseries, payroll, P.A roles and many more.

Specialists in public sector youth employment strategy, recruitment and Apprenticeships, Way2Work are recognised as one of the UK's best centres for apprenticeship recruitment, guidance and training.

For a list of all our Apprenticeship vacancies click here or Job Listings at the top of this page.

Success Stories

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Erin Barry

Erin started a Way2Work apprenticeship back in 2007, and achieved her advanced level apprenticeship in 2010. She completed both qualifications whilst working for the Councils Revenues & Benefits service, but recently secured an internal promotion as a Housing Intelligence Officer in the Fraud and Audit team.

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Ben Bagwell

Ben began his Way2Work apprenticeship with a payroll company Pay Check in 2010. He has been an exemplary employee, and was also nominated for the apprentice of the Year award in 2011. Ben has completed an advanced apprenticeship and still works at Pay Check Ltd in a more senior role.

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Kirsten Pope

Kirsten Pope started a Way2Work apprenticeship when she was just 17. She completed two years, and achieved an advanced level NVQ along with the required Key Skill qualifications. She has worked extremely hard and maintained continuous service with the Revenues & Benefits team for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Kirsten is now an experienced revenues officer.

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Abu Rayhan

Abu has completed intermediate and advanced level apprenticeships working for the London Borough of Richmond. Abu is now an Assessments Officer for the ACS Finance Team and is employed full-time by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council.

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Emily Calcott

Emily achieved her Level 3 Childcare Qualification through Way2Work in August 2013. Since then she has worked in two different nurseries becoming a nursery room leader at one setting. Emily recently decided to again further her career and became a qualified nanny. She is now in sole charge of 2 insightful and lovely children based in East Sheen and hopes to continue updating her knowledge and experience.

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Kathryn Barton

Kathryn started a Way2Work apprenticeship in 2010, and has completed both the Intermediate and Advanced level qualifications. Kathryn initially secured employment with the Youth Service as an administration assistant before progressing to the Integrated Youth Services team at the London Borough of Richmond, now part of Achieving for Children. During this time Kathryn also qualified as an NVQ Assessor, and achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Education and Training. This allowed her to support the Way to Work team as an Assessor during a year long secondment opportunity. Following 5 years of exceptional service, Kathryn has now secured a new job as a Personal Assistant for a primary school.

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Kelly Sherlock-Flowers

Kelly successfully completed two apprenticeships through Way2Work. She was employed by the London Borough of Richmond as an Apprentice Administrator for the Youth Service and gained valuable experience supporting the Youth Offending Service, and Targeted Youth Support Team. Following the completion of her level 3 NVQ in Customer Service, Kelly fulfilled a life-long ambition by securing a job as a British Airways flight attendant. She now enjoys the jet set lifestyle!

Testimonials

It was a very positive experience working with Way2Work. The staff were always approachable and helpful

Anna Berger Howard Warwick Associates
We have been able to recruit and train a young person, and then have them progress into a more permanent role

David Saunders London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
We have greatly benefited having another pair of hands in the team, and achieved more this year than we would have been able to otherwise

Paul Lyons Grey Court School
Way2Work is an excellent service, and one which I hope to be able to continue to use

Caroline Tull Achieving for Children
Employers are offered a pre-screening of applicants this saves time and offers an effective method of recruitment

Gail Jacques FDB Panel Fittings