1 %

that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business

1 %

stay with the same employer

1 %
OF apprentices

stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship

Here’s how we can help your business

Business Needs


Funding and Support

I want an apprentice


  • Wide choice
  • Free recruitment
  • New & existing staff
  • Up to £3,000 in incentives payments
  • WMCA funding available for apprenticeships on Manufacturing, Engineering, Digital & Construction for non-levy companies based in the West Midlands

I need more staff

I need to upskill/multiskill my team

I need to recruit a team

Sector Based Work Academy

  • Free recruitment
  • Pre-employment training bespoke to the employer’s needs

Industry Placements

  • Extra help for your short term projects
  • Access to experitse in wide range of skills
  • Potential future apprentices
  • Free recruitment service
  • Fully funded training
  • Free DBS checks
  • Assessment & recruitment tailor made to your needs
  • Help from our outstanding learners
  • Up to £750 support for each work placement

I want to support local young people

Kickstart Programme

  • Recruit new staff looking to kickstart their career
  • Free recruitment
  • Receive 100% National minimum wage for every learner for 6 months
  • £1,500 to help you set up the scheme and provide training

we work with employers like you

"We’re looking forward to developing our relationship with the college who source and train all of our apprentices. We’ve been working with Telford College for a number of years and some of our early apprentices are now in pivotal roles within the company.”
Alan Filmer
Apprenticeship Manager at Muller
"Bespoke are advocates of apprenticeships, with 50% of our workforce having taken some type of apprenticeship training. Apprentices we've recruited come with a thirst to learn and an absolute desire to do well. If you're a business owner and not sure of the value of apprentices, take a look into the benefits."
Chris Pallett
Managing Director at Bespoke Computing Ltd

meet our team

Beckie Bosworth


engagement manager

Having worked in education for 16 years, 14 of those years at Telford College, Beckie heads up the Business Development and Work Placement team. She believes in building strong and effective working relationships with stakeholders that are built on honesty, trust and support…read more

Lora Rogers



Lora’s role allows her to nurture talented people every day, offering help and advice and giving young people guidance which is very rewarding. Lora enjoys matching a candidate and employer to create a strong partnership…read more

Chris Field




Having worked within the industry for a number of years, Chris joined Telford College to be part of a new, ambitious team ready to support local businesses. His philosophy is very simple – to listen to the needs of each company and give easy and honest advice…read more

Katie McKeown



Katie feels extremely lucky to join such an inspiring team. From the first moment of seeing the job specification she felt it had her name all over it, and is a very hands on learner herself. Katie guides talented and inspiring candidates…read more

Graham Reynolds

business programme

manager for


Graham has worked at Telford College’s for 13 years, and has been the Business Programme Manager for the College’s Employability provision since 2019.  He enjoys the challenges that come with working in adult education…read more