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Looking to employ an Apprentice? Maybe you already have a member of staff looking to upskill? Paragon Skills can help.

We’re flexible: Your Apprentices’ training is on-the-job and tailored to suit the needs and demands of your business. With years of experience behind us, we have seen first-hand the benefits of this and what can be achieved from working together.

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We are excited to see Apprentices succeed: We work closely with Apprentices and you to make sure they get the most out of their experience. We track their progress and involve your team at every step and achievement, through to the successful completion of their qualification and continued progression. 

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We can save you time: We will advertise your vacancy using getmyfirstjob.com and the National Apprenticeship Services website. We’ll professionally filter CV’s and only suggest applicants for interview who suit your specifications. If you are looking to upskill members of your current team, we can also assess candidates to ensure their suitability.

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Our Personal Trainers give us an edge: They all have a passion for seeing their learners succeed and have an extensive knowledge of:

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  • the region they are responsible for
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We want to work with you; to see your business and Apprentices thrive through working together. Call us today to see how Apprenticeships can help your business.

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My ambition is to have a role in management so when my boss supported my request to do an NVQ in Team Leading, as part of an Apprenticeship with Paragon Skills, I was determined to make the most of it. I picked units that were out of my comfort zone and now I have new responsibilities from my employer. I'm now doing my second qualification with Paragon and I'm looking forward to furthering myself in my career.

JOANN MARIE WILLIS

THE LEARNER JOURNEY

  • Automotive
    Automotive

    Automotive

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in light and heavy vehicle maintenance and repair, as well as vehicle fitting and vehicle parts. We also offer a higher level Apprenticeship in advance diagnostics and management.

    We attract Apprentices who have a hands-on interest in all things automotive and a practical curiosity as to how things work.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Abrasive Wheels Replacement, Emergency First Aid at Work, F-Gas Qualification, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace, Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Business & Administration
    Business & Administration

    Business & Administration

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in Business & Administration. These Apprenticeships are useful across a broad range of industry sectors, focusing on skills in computing, communication and effective organisation.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    Childcare

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in playwork and supporting teaching and learning in schools. We also offer an intermediate children and young people’s workforce Apprenticeship and an advance early year’s educator qualification.

    We work with Apprentices who thoroughly enjoy working with children and who are keen to qualify in this challenging and rewarding line of work.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene, Health & Saftey in the Workplace, Paediatric First Aid and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Customer Service & Management
    Customer Service & Management

    Customer Service & Management

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in customer service, advanced and higher level Apprenticeships in management and an advanced apprenticeship in team leading.

    We find this training to be highly rewarding to both employers and apprentices across a variety of industry sectors, and especially useful within customer facing and team based businesses.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Engineering & Technology
    Engineering & Technology

    Engineering & Technology

    Alongside our intermediate level Apprenticeships in performing manufacturing and performing engineering operations, we also offer advanced level Apprenticeships in mechanical engineering, tool making and fabrication and welding. Advanced Apprenticeships are also available in electrical and electronic engineering, engineering technical support and engineering and maintenance.

    We attract Apprentices to this sector with a strong practical inclination and a keen interest to learn and progress.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at work, Health & Safety in the Workplace, Oxygen Acetylene Gas Cutting & Welding and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty
    Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty

    Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty

    We offer intermediate and advanced Level Apprenticeships in hairdressing, barbering, beauty and nail services. Attracting Apprentices with a keen interest in fashion, wellbeing and working with people.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Health & Social Care
    Health & Social Care

    Health & Social Care

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in health and social care, as well as a higher level qualification in care leadership and management. We attract Apprentices to this sector with a passion for helping other people and as well as good timekeeping, communication and organisational skills.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Basic Life Support of Anaphylaxis, Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Hospitality & Catering
    Hospitality & Catering

    Hospitality & Catering

    We offer a broad variety of intermediate level Apprenticeships within this sector, ideal for initiating careers in hospitality, front of house, cleaning, housekeeping, cookery, food and beverage provision and kitchen services. We also offer advances Apprenticeships in professional cookery and hospitality supervision. Any numbers of these are useful to businesses which cater for people, within either in a work or hospitality environment.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Retail
    Retail

    Retail

    We offer intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in retail. Attracting apprentices with a keen interest in sales and working with the public, as well as key communication and teamwork skills.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

  • Warehousing & Storage
    Warehousing & Storage

    Warehousing & Storage

    We offer an intermediate level warehouse operative Apprenticeship and an advanced level Apprenticeship in warehousing and storage. We work with Apprentices in this sector who show an aptitude for logistics and timekeeping, as well as keen communication skills.

    In addition to our Apprenticeship offering we also provide a range of sector-specific training and short courses. These include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace and Principles of Manual Handling.

WHAT GIVES US THE EDGE?


20 % of our learners progress onto the next level qualification.
1500 The number of employers we work with in England
89 % of employers say apprentices make their business more productive