We have been able to recruit and train a young person, and then have them progress into a more permanent role. This dual outcome helps promote the organisation to other young people as a place to start their careers.

Way 2 Work is a great organisation and it is a pleasure working with them.

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.

Way 2 Work is an excellent service, and one which I hope to be able to continue to use.

Way2Work offers the apprentice a great support network outside of their workplace. Employers are offered a pre-screening of applicants this saves time and offers an effective method of recruitment .The support offered to our young person is exceptional and we know it helps builds confidence. Way2Work offer an excellent service to both young people and companies seeking to recruit.

The LSCB team were in need of additional support in the administration of key multi-agency safeguarding training and were lucky to be able to agree and offer an apprenticeship in conjunction with the wider Community and Partnerships Division. We have benefited enormously from this apprenticeship. 

We have been joined by a committed and insightful young person, Jay. He has been quick to pick up a range of tasks and is resourceful and flexible in his approach. His perspective on the work of the LSCB has been invaluable and has led to positive improvements both as a fresh pair of eyes and as a young person. His work and attitude have been praised by diverse colleagues and clients. 

As a team supporting an apprenticeship is complimentary to the LSCB’s vision of promoting positive outcomes for children and young people of Richmond. Co-managing this apprenticeship has also given us the opportunity to work collaboratively across our division in a new way and gain a better understanding of each others’ service areas, and to gain experience in supporting apprentices. 

In conclusion I would thoroughly recommend taking on an apprentice!

We’ve had a benefit of recruiting a school leaver with Government assistance. This solution is flexible and cost effective. It also, in my opinion, helps young people find their way to the workplace – which is a bonus! It was a very positive experience working with Way 2 Work. The staff were always approachable and helpful.