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 Jobs at the top of this page.

Meet the Way2Work team

Barri Ghai

Barri Ghai is the Way2Work Recruitment manager. He has 17 years' experience in recruitment, education & training, and has been with the organisation for over 16 years. Barri is a Bachelor of Arts and has several professional qualifications including Level 4 IAG, PTLLS, and the Assessor award. He is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the service, staff and their training.

Mary Castledine

Mary Castledine is the former Way2Work Manager, and has over 20 years' experience in the training provider industry. Since officially retiring in September 2015 she now casually supports the recruitment team and offers strategic consultancy. Mary is qualified to Level 4 in Information, Advice, and Guidance, and holds a Certificate in Education & Training. She provides the team with a vast amount of experience and enthusiasm.

Lee Barbieri

Lee Barbieri is a qualified Assessor with over 15 years of experience in the field. He also has 13 years' experience as an Internal Verifier, and has supported learners across Hounslow, Camden, Islington, Richmond and Lambeth boroughs. Lee is educated to degree level and provides leadership and support to the assessment team.

Anee Jaganathan

Anee Jaganathan is an experienced qualified assessor and holds many relevant qualifications including PTLLS. Anee is educated to degree level and responsible for assessing and supporting her Childcare apprentices to achieve their diplomas. She is also able to assess Business & Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management qualifications.

Kath Clerkin

Kath Clerkin is our Functional Skills Tutor. She helps support our learners with additional maths and English needs, and has worked for Way2Work for over 10 years. Kath is a former primary school teacher and has been teaching in a career spanning almost 35 years.

Tara Patience

Tara Patience is a Teaching Assistant assessor/trainer. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge and supports a range of learners to achieve their Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships across schools in Richmond, Kingston and Sutton

Kyla Harrison

Kyla Harrison is our Way2Work Apprentice Administrator. She is completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration. Kyla's job role includes Administration and the Invigilation of exams, preparation of exams and registering Apprentices for certification. Kyla is also responsible for many of the administrative processes and procedures that help keep the service running smoothly.

New Bonus Payments for employers hiring an apprentice

Last week the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a “brand new bonus” for employers to hire apprentices. The scheme will run for employers who hire a new apprentice between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021. If an organisation hires a new apprentice of any age they will receive a £3,000 bonus from the government.

Key points regarding payments:

  • You can only apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.
  • You cannot apply for an existing employee who joined your organisation before 1 April 2021, even if they started an apprenticeship after this date.
  • There is no limit on the number of incentive payments, and payment will be made directly to employers in two equal instalments.
  • The employer will need to claim the incentive payment online.
  • The current £1,000 payment for hiring a 16 to 18-year-old, remains in place.
  • The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.

    Blue Cube Travel – Apprentice Programme

    Nurturing the next generation of business travel consultants Blue Cube Travel specialises in high-touch offline executive travel services, but as the business grew, recruiting consultants with the right skill-set and experience to provide this type of top level personal service was becoming increasingly difficult. At the same time, the company’s founders and co-directors are passionate about giving young people career opportunities in

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    My Story by Layla

    In February 2015 I left college as it wasn’t for me, I just wanted to work and do an apprenticeship. In April 2015 I came for an interview at Way 2 Work to look for apprenticeships that interested me I was worried as I had no GCSE’s. I explained to Mary Castledine (Recruitment Co-ordinator) that

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    My Story by Daisy-Mae

    When I left school I went to college to do a course in health and social care as I was a bit unsure about what I actually wanted to do in the future. At the time I was living on my own in a hostel, and I quit my course at college after just a

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  • Way2Work
    has helped recruit and support over 2,000 young people to achieve Apprenticeships and other recognised qualifications.

    Become a Way2Work apprentice by giving us a call us on 020 8831 6353.
    Achieving for Children