Come along to one of our fun-filled Taster Days

If you are in Y11, 12 or 13 or have started a course and realised it’s not right for you, come along to one of our fun-filled Taster Days.

Take part in hands-on activities

Take a guided tour of our facilities

Meet The Experts – Talk to the people who know the trade best and who will support you through your studies

Get Tailored Career Plans from our Career Development Coaches

We’ll provide a brief introduction to Skills Group, so you can find out a bit more about us, what we offer and how our apprenticeships and full-time courses work. You’ll take part in an interactive session with our expert trainers so you can experience and learn more about the industry you have chosen to see if it’s something you’d like to do.

You’ll even enjoy refreshments and a goody bag!

Please complete our online booking form to book your place. A member of our friendly team will then give you a call with more details.

For details on our locations visit our Locations Page

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
Tasters | Skills Group

If you are in Y11, 12 or 13 and want to find out more about Further Education opportunities, come along to May half term Taster Day on Wednesday 29th May 2019.

The session will run from 10:00 – 14:00 and includes a free lunch. We’ll provide a brief introduction to Skills Group, so you can find out a bit more about us and what we offer, how our apprenticeships and full-time programmes work and what your earning potential could be!

Wednesday 29th May 10am – 2pm

Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Location: Skills Group Training Academy, 8-9 Derry's Cross, Plymouth, PL1 2SG
Child Care, Health & Social Care and Teaching Location: Skills Group Training Academy, 8-9 Derry's Cross, Plymouth, PL1 2SG
Business Location: Skills Group Head Office, Western Wood Way, langage, Plympton, PL7 5BG

Construction Location: Skills Group Construction Training Centre, Western Wood Way, Plympton, PL7 5BG
Automotive and Engineering Location: Skills Group Engineering and Automotive Training Centre, Drakes Court, Plympton, PL7 5JY

For details on our locations visit our Locations Page

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Skills Group has over 25 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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