Skills to Group Limited understands your right to privacy and is committed to protecting it. We have designed our website so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information if you wish.
On our site, you can request information, apply for apprenticeship vacancies, apply for a full-time course, subscribe to marketing.
The types of personal information you provide us with may include personal details such as; name, address, telephone, email address, and contact preferences, sensitive personal data such as; ethnicity, additional learning needs, financial information; payment information such as credit/ debit car or direct debit details.
Further information is generated from your involvement with Skills Group, for example; information about education progress and qualifications. We also receive personal information from other organisations and 3rd parties, where we have been passed information about people who are interested in our training programmes or awarding bodies regarding qualifications and other education providers should you be transferring from another provider.
We use your personal information to communicate with you, to update you on services and benefits, to enter into, or perform a contract with you, to comply with a legal duty or to protect your vital interests (keeping you safe from harm).
We will not disclose your personal data to other organisations, unless required for the provision of our services or required by the law. As a provider of apprenticeships and education, we regularly process the personal data relating to young people who make enquiries about courses and training activities. Sometimes we may need to give information to our agents and subcontractors for the purpose of providing our services. In these circumstances we always ensure that the information is safe and secure.
You agree that if we transfer ownership or management of the site to a third party or if Skills to Group Limited merges with another company we may also transfer your data to such third party or the new entity, provided such third party or new entity agrees to observe this policy.
Parts of our site may contain links to third party websites and we are not responsible for any site you choose to visit in this way. Skills to Group Limited values your trust and is committed to protecting the information you provide. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy and ensure proper use of information, we have employed physical, electronic and managerial processes to safeguard the information we collect on-line.
All our employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data.
We will only use and store information for as long as it is needed for the purposes it was collected for. How long we keep information depends on the information and what it is used for; for example if you unsubscribe from our marketing emails, you will remain on a suppression list to ensure you do not receive further such emails, however your details may be retained longer for contractual purposes of you are a learner or employer of Skills to Group.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, we have to provide you with a readable copy of the personal data, which we keep about you, within 28 days of receiving your written request. Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 we are entitled not to respond or to charge a reasonable administrative fee if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. If we decide not to respond we will clearly explain the reasons for this and provide you with details of the relevant supervisory authority. Evidence or proof of your identity (for example, a passport or driver’s license and current utility bill) will be required.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!