Our vision is to be a leading training provider in the UK offering innovative and high quality learning experiences for both learners and businesses. Guided by our core values, we are focused on excellence and aim to elevate apprenticeships to the highest possible levels of attainment. Our developing partnerships with employers are key to achieving this aim and to ensuring that every learner has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and supportive place to work and learn.
UKTD aims to seize opportunities to further develop the support and commitment of the employers we work with in the delivery of apprenticeships. Our collaborative and inclusive approach to work-based learning and apprenticeships is expanding our employer base and we seek to further develop this nationally.
The shared values that we are guided by are:
Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality and Diversity – UKTD employees are committed to building a culture of safety and doing everything we can to reduce risk and keep learners safe, well informed and aware. This is placed at the top of our priorities and at the heart of our business and we look to employers to support us in achieving this key objective.
British Values – Democracy, Individual Liberty, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance. UKTD embraces these values and they form part of our curriculum and the example we aim to set. As all our learners are on a work-based learning (WBL) programme, everyday life at work provides opportunities to understand and develop these values. Learners also have the opportunity, through our questionnaires and awareness activities, to tell us what they think of their training and express their opinions and beliefs without fear.
Transparency – To be an open and transparent organisation, keeping people informed via our website, marketing materials, and most importantly through the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) that we provide. Through open dialogue with our customers, we welcome feedback and recognise the value this has to our business in helping us to improve how we work and the services we offer.
Quality – Quality and raising standards are paramount in everything that we do. Through our partnerships with employers we aim to offer high quality programmes that both challenge and stretch our learners throughout their chosen apprenticeship. The quality of teaching and learning at our placements is a top priority and with robust quality checks and ongoing support, we are committed to achieving excellent provision for all of our learners.
Innovation – Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, from designing and delivering training solutions that raise the profile of work-based apprenticeships, to incorporating new ways of making our programmes relevant in an ever-changing landscape.
Value – We provide training solutions for employers and learners designed to meet their needs, offering excellent value both financially and materially. From the feedback we have received from learners and businesses, our training has had a considerable positive impact on companies and careers. We aim to continue this with the new standards, placing good value products and services at the core.
Experience – Our managers and staff have extensive knowledge and experience and are kept up to date through their Continuing Professional Development (CPD), standardisation and regular training. We have 20 years’ experience of WBL and the industries we work with, and we understand the value of excellent relationships with employers to encourage and support the best possible training and delivery models.
Competitiveness – as an organisation with ambitions for further expansion, UKTD is highly competitive; focusing on high levels of retention, achievement and outcomes for all. We see quality and the understanding of our business partners’ needs as fundamental to achieving this goal.
Recognition and Celebration – Celebration of our shared achievement is important and motivating for us all. Additionally, we actively encourage participation and involvement in pursuing both learner and employer excellence, through the achievement of national and local awards.