Build your future with NLTG apprenticeships

NLTG has more than 50 years of experience delivering apprenticeships and training solutions to Lancashire companies large and small.

We provide high quality, flexible training on employer premises and our partnership approach to the development of successful programmes includes working closely with companies to understand business goals, vision and values, and to jointly design apprenticeship programmes.

We offer expert support, advice and guidance; from choosing the right apprenticeship to specialist funding and Levy advice via our dedicated apprenticeship service engagement team.

NLTG apprenticeships are available from Levels 2 to 5, in subjects including: management, team leading, customer service, improvement techniques, furniture occupations, business administration, digital it support, digital marketing, retail, catering/hospitality, general manufacturing and warehousing.

Our apprentice End Point Assessment pass rate in 2020-21 was an outstanding 97 per cent.

How can NLTG help?

We offer:

  • a partnership approach to apprenticeship design and delivery
  • flexible on-site delivery
  • blended delivery (remote and face-to-face) and 1:1 or group delivery options tailored to business and learner need
  • funding advice and support
  • industry specialist tutors
  • a free applicant matching service for companies looking to employ new apprentices
  • a dedicated account management service

Why apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which deliver ‘job specific’ skills.

They allow you to train employees in your company practices and develop the skills required to meet organisational needs.

Twenty per cent of an apprenticeship must involve ‘off the job’ training such as: practical learning; research; work shadowing; or even visiting other departments to enhance industry knowledge.

Skills development in the workplace is supported by your own experienced staff. Apprenticeships are a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce, adding to your company productivity.

Designed by employers and available to learners aged 16+, apprenticeships can support the skills development of new recruits and also develop the talent of an existing workforce. Businesses can therefore support professional development and progression planning through upskilling and retraining those who already have experience in the organisation and the potential to go further in the company.

Apprenticeships in Lancashire

Throughout Lancashire, expert apprenticeship providers offer diverse training up to and including degree apprenticeships. Government funding is available to support with apprenticeship training costs and the Lancashire Levy Transfer Network (LLTN) provides an impartial and free service that matches Lancashire businesses wanting to transfer unused apprenticeship levy funds to businesses seeking support to fund the costs of apprenticeship training.

NLTG’s goal is to support more Lancashire businesses take advantage of the apprenticeship opportunities and funding available, and to develop bespoke apprenticeship training plans that deliver real business benefits.

Lancashire’s continued prosperity depends upon having a workforce that is fit for the future and there is no doubt that apprenticeships provide a driver for change.

Case study: From apprentice to head chef

Nestled in the Ribble Valley on the edge of the Forest of Bowland sits Northcote, a luxury Lancashire hotel, Michelin star restaurant and cookery school.

Northcote head chef Danny Young is a former apprentice and advocate of the importance of apprenticeships.

“I’m in charge of a brigade of 15, covering everything from food service and ordering, to the diligence of the kitchen,” says Danny. “Working with NLTG has been a really good experience.

“They are a local company and well known in the area. They are up to date, keep us informed and tutors visit our apprentices several times a month. The importance of apprentices to our business is massive.

“I started an apprenticeship at the age of 16 and was trained and moulded by the restaurant in their practices. Eleven years later I am now head chef.”

Commis chef apprentice Matthew Marriott said: “NLTG was recommended to me and the balance between learning in the kitchen and online seemed great. Working with NLTG and Northcote means you don’t spend a day at college; it’s all on-the-job learning, and theory wise it’s online.

“I’d definitely recommend an apprenticeship with NLTG because it’s a great balance between working and learning.”

NLTG specialisms

  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Hospitality and catering

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