Ipswich company has trained dozens of apprentices over the years

Sanctuary Personnel, Ipswich
James Rook with six of the company�s current apprentice

Sanctuary Personnel, Ipswich James Rook with six of the company�s current apprentice - Credit: Archant

Sanctuary Personnel, of Ipswich, has been appointed by the Department of Education and the Skills Funding Agency as an official apprenticeship training provider.

Staff working in the Ipswich office

Staff working in the Ipswich office - Credit: Archant

Sanctuary Personnel, one of the Suffolk’s largest employers will become a dedicated apprenticeship training provider following a recent appointment by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

The specialist recruitment agency based within Ipswich town centre, has been added to the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which is a national list of organisations that have been approved to deliver apprenticeship training for other local employers.

The announcement means that from the May 2017 1, Sanctuary will be able to directly deliver bespoke training for staff taking part in the National Apprenticeship Scheme.

Sanctuary have long been ambassadors for the scheme, and have regularly shared positive stories of those who have successfully combined practical work experience with theoretical learning.

The appointment of Sanctuary as a training provider will ensure apprentices within the company will benefit from increased contact time and additional support.

Over the last ten years, Sanctuary has invested heavily into the development of their apprenticeship academy which has launched the careers of hundreds of local young people, with over half of the current workforce of 260 either a current or former apprentice.

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Speaking of the company’s continued dedication to apprenticeships, chief executive James Rook said: “As an employer, it is incredibly motivating to see how much our apprentices can develop over the course of a year. The scheme not only provides young people with work experience and learning opportunities, but we’ve seen time and time again how it can give young people more confidence and a greater belief in themselves.”

He continued: “We are extremely proud of the work that we do to support all of our apprentices and we will be continuing to invest heavily into our academy which has enabled us to discover some highly ambitious and talented young people who are making a big difference to our business.”

Sanctuary Personnel is continuing to recruit for new apprentices to join the team. For more information about the roles available, or to read positive case studies of those who have progressed their careers visit sanctuaryapprenticeships.com.