Zack Parker     6th June 2023

Interview with a Transport Supervisor Apprentice!

We recently spoke to one of our wonderful Apprentices, Charlie Durrington, following her work with our Apprenticeship team! She gives us some insights into how she how found her apprenticeship in general and working with SP Training!   Hi Charlie, thanks for talking with us today! Could you let us know what Apprenticeship you are…

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Zack Parker     31st May 2023

Off-The-Job Training on Your Apprenticeship!

Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement during your time as an Apprentice. This is training that is done during your working week, supplementing your knowledge, skills, and behaviour. Both employers and Apprentices sometimes need clarification on what constitutes off-the-job training, so we have broken it down in the blog below! If you do have any…

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Zack Parker     2nd May 2023

Hear from a Co-op LGV Apprentice!

After working closely with Robert Zajko on the Co-op Apprenticeship team, he let us know all about how he found being an LGV Apprentice! Our Apprenticeship Manager, Ian Silver, shares that Robert “had determination to succeed and had a great support network, which is key to the apprenticeship journey. This really highlights that all the…

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Zack Parker     16th March 2023

HGV Apprentice Testimonial – Matthew Coles

We recently spoke to Matthew Coles, one of our HGV Apprentices working at Asda. We are so incredibly proud to report that he received a Distinction across the board for his Apprenticeship! He so graciously wrote this HGV Apprentice testimonial of how his Apprenticeship went and his appreciation for the learning he can take away….

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Zack Parker     9th March 2023

2023 Apprentice Update!

Our Apprentices have started 2023 off strong! We sat down and spoke to our Functional Skills Manager, Lesley Williams, and she gave us an update on how the Apprentices are cracking on.   2023 Apprentice Update – Functional Skills Team Throughout January and February, the English tutors have observed some amazing presentations as part of…

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Zack Parker     8th March 2023

International Women’s Day 2023 – HGV Apprentice Testimonial

This International Women’s Day, we are sharing a testimonial from one of our recent HGV Apprentices – Charlotte Brooks. Charlotte worked at Co-Op in Plymouth while she completed her Apprenticeship. It can sometimes be daunting for women to enter the logistics industry, unsure how they will be supported throughout a journey that has traditionally been…

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Zack Parker     10th February 2023

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – LGV Photo Competition!

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, our incredible LGV Apprentices have been taking part in our LGV Photo competition! It has showcased all the fantastic things that you get up to as an LGV Apprentice and all the sights you can take in across the UK as an LGV Driver.   Photo submitted by Lee Harris…

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Zack Parker     8th February 2023

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Farmfoods HGV Apprentice

This National Apprenticeship Week we spoke to one of our fantastic recent learners, Tom Walpeter, all about how he found doing his HGV Apprenticeship in partnership with SP Training and Farmfoods! He was an incredible learner, recently gaining a DISTINCTION in his EPA. Huge congratulations to Tom! Let’s find out what is was like to…

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December Apprentice Update

Zack Parker     14th December 2022

December Apprentice update from our Functional Skills Team!

This December has seen all our apprentices working hard before the Christmas break! Our Tutors have been working equally hard – they have been delivering power week training (where tutors take their learners from zero to hero!) as well as a lot of developmental work going on behind the scenes. Read all about it from…

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Zack Parker     29th November 2022

Autumn Apprentice Update from our Functional Skills Team!

This month we hear from our Functional Skills Manager, Lesley Williams, to get an Autumn Apprentice update from all our current learners!   Autumn Apprentice Update It has been all hands-on-deck since the beginning of September. The English and Maths tutors have delivered quality training during power weeks, supporting learners through to completion. The results…

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Lauren Crowther     22nd October 2021

Everything you need to know about an LGV Driver Apprenticeship

SP Training has a long history of developing new and innovative, industry-leading, award-winning training solutions, and given the recent driver shortage crisis, wanted to outline our apprenticeship offering with national partners, and what the LGV Driver apprenticeship entails.  We have an abundance of opportunities available through our national apprenticeship Driver Programme, where we partner with…

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Lauren Crowther     27th September 2021

Supply Chain issues ahead of Christmas, what is the solution?

From Nando’s running out of chicken and Costas’s coffee bean crisis to Weatherspoon’s facing Beer shortages and talking Carlings and Coors off the menu, the LGV Driver shortage continues to cause disruption to Supply Chains all over the UK, and it’s not getting any better. The issue that has long plagued the Logistics and Transport…

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Harry Mason     29th November 2019

New Co-op Driving Apprentice Tops Performance Rankings

An apprentice truck driver, part of the initial cohort of Co-op’s all-new professional driver programme, has beaten nearly 320 drivers to be the top-performer at the company’s Castlewood distribution centre, despite acquiring his licence with SP Training just three months ago. Heading the monthly driver performance rankings, Aron Marshall is part of Co-op’s professional driver…

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Harry Mason     11th October 2019

SP Training Launches Dangerous Goods Driving Apprenticeship with Flogas

SP Training has partnered with leading LPG gas supplier Flogas Britain Limited to deliver a bespoke professional driver programme tailored to create new rigid truck drivers for the company, including the necessary training and skills to transport dangerous goods. To help combat the national driver shortage, Flogas is using the Apprenticeship pathway to create new,…

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Katy Nixon     3rd January 2019

Katy’s Blog – part 12 (The Final Chapter)

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   This is it, my final blog! Seventeen…

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Katy Nixon     25th June 2018

Katy’s Blog – part 11

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   Unfortunately, this is my second last blog…

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Katy Nixon     11th May 2018

Katy’s Blog – part 10

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   I can’t believe how far I’ve come…

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Katy Nixon     3rd April 2018

Katy’s Blog – part 9

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   On the 12th of April, it will…

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Katy Nixon     3rd March 2018

Katy’s Blog – part 8

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date. In July last year, as you know, I…

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Katy Nixon     31st January 2018

Katy’s Blog – part 7

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   First blog of the year and January…

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Katy Nixon     22nd December 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 6

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date. It’s getting so close to Christmas and I…

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Katy Nixon     1st December 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 5

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   Yes, it’s this time of the month…

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Donna-Marie Brown     10th November 2017

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship levy, which came into effect in April 2017, is part of the government’s plan to increase the quantity and quality of Apprenticeships. The levy is a new tax which aims to fund three million new Apprenticeships in England by 2020. All UK employers who have a total employee pay bill above £3m a…

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Katy Nixon     30th October 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 4

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   I am four months into my apprenticeship…

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Katy Nixon     2nd October 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 3

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   Like I mentioned in my previous post…

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Katy Nixon     1st September 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 2

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   Since my last post I have improved…

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Katy Nixon     4th August 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 1

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   I started my Supply Chain Warehouse Operative…

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Stuart Davison     4th August 2017

Is Apprenticeship the Right Word?

Being new to a training provider company (SP Training) part of my own learning has been understanding the new apprenticeships and the Levy payments for businesses with a £3 million plus wage bill. My first impression of apprenticeships was ‘this is a scheme for 16 -19 years old who are starting work and to help…

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