About us

For Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Kingston, Richmond and London

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 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 and the Royal Borough of Kingston. 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 traineeships and 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.

Our offer

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Apprenticeships

We have varied Apprenticeships for young people in business administration, customer service, childcare, ICT, 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, 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, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, 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.

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Traineeships

Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, including maths and English support plus the industry specific work experience needed to gain a full-time Apprenticeship or other job.

Benefits of a Traineeship

  • Build your CV and confidence
  • Improve your English and maths skills
  • Gain work experience and work skills
  • Team building
  • Advance onto an Apprenticeship or a job.

    Once you successfully complete a Traineeship with Way2Work or refer a friend you will earn yourself a £50 gift voucher.

    Way2Work is looking for young people to participate in our Traineeships programme. If you would like a fantastic work experience placement, gift voucher incentives and to develop your work skills, call us now to discuss this unique opportunity 020 8734 3380.

  • Meet the Way2Work team

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    Barri Ghai

    Barri Ghai is the Way2Work and Community Learning Manager. He has almost 13 years' experience in recruitment, education & training, and has been with the organisation for over 10 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 day to management and delivery of the service, staff and their training.

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    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.

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    Lee Barbieri

    Lee Barbieri is a qualified Assessor with over twelve years of experience in the field. He also has 10 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.

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    Oliver Selwood

    Oliver Selwood is a Way2Work Assessor. He holds two NVQ diplomas and a Certificate in Education & Training. Ollie is responsible for assessing and supporting his apprentices to progress them through their qualifications, and achieve apprenticeships in Business & Administration, Customer Service and ICT.

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    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.

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    Alex Quennell

    Alex is a Way2Work Assessor/ Trainer. She holds a BA Honours Degree and has 6 years teaching assistant experience working in Richmond schools, including 2 years in a special school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs. She has been a part time Youth Worker for AFC for three years. She is responsible for assessing and supporting apprentices in Business & Administration, Customer Service and ICT apprenticeships and Teaching Assistant diplomas.

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    Ryan Tolmia

    Ryan Tolmia is a Business Support Officer for both the Way2Work and Community Learning teams. He completed a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration followed by a Customer Service Level 3 Diploma. Ryan now coordinates the data, performance and statistics for both teams. He is also responsible for updating the Way 2 Work website including social media.

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    Ellen Moysey

    Ellen Moysey is our Advanced Apprentice Administrator. She has completed a Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration, and is now working towards finishing her Level 3 Diploma. Ellen is responsible for many of the administrative processes and procedures that help keep the service running smoothly.

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    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 7 years. Kath is a former primary school teacher and has been teaching in a career spanning almost 35 years.

    World of Work Roadshow Event

    On 9 March, as part of National Careers week, Achieving for Children hosted the second annual careers event for young people aged 15-19. Watch the video to find out more.

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