Starting Off Launch on a National Level

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Starting Off are branching out nationwide after securing impressive comments in their latest Ofsted report.
The ‘go to’ recruitment and training provider for apprenticeships in Northamptonshire since 1989, Starting Off were forced to move to remote services during the pandemic.
Through investment, training and innovative thinking, their recent Ofsted inspection and subsequent GOOD rating has confirmed that this is the way forward, with positive commentary on the ‘high-quality training’.
Whilst the company still has its head office and exam centre in Northampton, delivering services remotely opened the directors’ eyes to previously untapped opportunities of for the business.
“We found that ensuring the same quality, support, ambition and results could be achieved through predominantly remote delivery,” said managing director Katie Goodall.
“We have built a formidable reputation with local businesses for the excellent support, skills and knowledge that staff members impart to the apprentices we place and train.
“While we won’t forget our Northamptonshire roots and continue to develop relationships locally – we now recognise that a local feel can be replicated on a national level and have started to roll this out with success: with clients and apprentices in Newcastle, Norfolk, Peterborough and London.”
The flexibility of the new delivery model empowers learners and employers to better prioritise and balance coursework, whilst teaching content online means staff are more available for extra training and support.
If you are interested in finding out about the many benefits of employing an apprentice or have a member of staff who would like to complete an apprenticeship or private training course, email