Birmingham-headquartered Premier Support Services, which has a workforce of 2,600 across the UK, has partnered with UK Skills, a division of Burton and South Derbyshire College and an Ofsted outstanding training provider with a track record in delivering high-quality training programmes.
The training contract, marks the beginning of a new era in skill development and professional advancement for the national property management and service provider, transforming the company’s workforce capabilities and helping to insulate it from the wider skills crisis facing the UK economy. Long-term, the agreement will see UK Skills create a sustainable talent pipeline, ensuring that the Premier Support Service workforce is equipped to meet the evolving demands of the property management industry.
An initial cohort of around 100 apprentices will be enrolled on the training programme in the first year. Recruitment will target a diverse range of apprentices across the UK, including mixed age groups from different geographical areas and those from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged regions.
UK Skills’ apprenticeship programmes are designed to merge theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on experience, ensuring that apprentices are fully prepared to apply foundational principles to real-world situations. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of essential topics, including leadership and management, team leading, and security.
Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Walker, MD at Premier Support Services, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with UK Skills in this new venture. Together, we aim to redefine apprenticeship standards, providing a comprehensive platform for individuals to not only acquire essential skills but also thrive in their respective careers.”
John Beaty, Chair of UK Skills and Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College, said: “We are delighted to be working with a leading company like Premier Support Services. This sizable investment in their workforce will provide them with the ongoing skills needed to help their business thrive in a highly competitive landscape. Our team will deliver bespoke, high-quality, and impactful apprenticeship programmes for Premier employees that I have no doubt will bring a range of benefits to their organisation.”
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