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Total People

Gold standard apprenticeship provider

Total People is one of the largest suppliers of work-based learning in the North West of England.

Currently supporting over 2,000 employers and 6,000 learners, we are organised into occupationally specific areas, each of which has competent and qualified training advisers with a wealth of knowledge in their particular field.

We have training centres throughout the North West and Midlands with professional staff on hand to answer any training queries, and, in addition, fully equipped training workshops designed to support and assist learners to reach their potential.

Ofsted rating: Good

Employer satisfaction rating: 95%

We deliver apprenticeships in:

  • Bus, coach and heavy vehicle
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Health and social care

In addition, we offer accredited qualifications across a multitude of other vocational areas:

  • Accounts
  • Business administration
  • Childcare
  • CIPD & recruitment
  • Construction
  • Dental nursing
  • Electrotechnical
  • Engineering
  • Equine & small animal care
  • Hair & beauty
  • Management and professional services
  • Pharmacy
  • Social and digital media
  • Warehousing & logistics

What employers say:

“I’m a real champion of the apprenticeship scheme – I’ve worked with Total People for many years and within that time the opportunity to mould staff to suit the exact requirements of the business has proved invaluable. My partnership with Total People has enabled me to have a youth policy – a focused approach to staffing that sees young people brought in at grass roots level and given both the support and the opportunity to progress within the business.

"We can now see this approach actually working and progression is evident, with kitchen apprentices, through to mid-level staff and even sous chefs all trained and supported by The Chester Grosvenor and Total People. The staff in my kitchens know how we operate, have all been able to experience various departments during their time on programme and in multiple ways are real assets to the business – this can all be directly linked backed to their apprenticeships and proves that the route actually works.” - Simon Radley - Michelin-Starred Executive Chef,  The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

"We use Total People for all our NVQ provisions. They are fantastic and offer us a great service with assessors weekly visiting our sites. They are efficient, hands on and complement our in-house training programme fantastically."16Hospitality

"We’ve worked with Total People for over five years, and in that time we’ve had several apprentices.

"Some of the young people that we’ve employed have had a difficult transition from school, but the training advisers from Total People make the process simple; supporting both us and the apprentice, and we very quickly see the potential of the young people.” - Dave Holt, Director, C&A Joiners