Class of 2021

Welcome to the Class of 2021 club!


It’s never too early to think about your future! If you’re in Year 11, 12 or 13 and leaving school in Summer 2021, you might be considering your next steps. As an apprentice with Skills Group, you’ll benefit from our partnerships with top local employers who offer highly sought-after apprenticeship vacancies. Many of the young people who started at Skills Group have progressed onto management positions or have started up their own business and now employ apprentices themselves.

We know that choosing what you want to do can be a daunting decision, however we’re committed to making the journey as simple as possible for you.

By joining our Class of 2021, you’re eligible to receive the following fantastic benefits which will help make moving on from school and into the world of work that little bit easier!

  • Exclusive Class of 2021 newsletter with helpful advice for moving on from school
  • Invitations to Taster Days – try your hand at different trades from construction to hairdressing and discover what you love doing!
  • Exclusive invitations to “Meet and Mingle” sessions in the summer, where you’ll be able to meet your future course mates and get to know the team at Skills Group. 
  • Entry into a free prize draw for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!
  • 1-2-1 appointments for careers advice and guidance – just simply call us on 01752 332442 and we’ll book you in to see a member of our friendly team.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Skills Group and helping you to fast-track your career!


To join our Class of 2021, simply fill out your details below


I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School