The STC Group

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Our Range of Services for Employers

Our fantastic experienced employer engagement team can match your recruitment and skills gap needs to the fantastic pool of talented people we train and engage with. If you are looking for a tradesperson we have a vast array of skills and experienced candidates completing our trade courses. Our courses and CSCS testing centre can also support your current workforce training development. If you are looking to develop your future skilled workforce by hiring an apprentice or upskilling one of your current staff through a trade course we are here to support and guide you to maximise the benefits these programmes bring.

The STC Group deliver fantastic short course and apprenticeship training throughout the year as well as a free recruitment sourcing service to support employers specific recruitment needs.

At The STC Group we have an unrivalled track record of industry knowledge, customer service and delivery of successful outcomes and we would be delighted to support you in maximising the benefits hiring an apprentice brings. Our guidance includes making sure levy paying employers spend their levy in the most productive way and non-levy employers utilise the Government funding available to support their workforce growth.

Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term success. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Employers that hire a new apprentice or offer a traineeship work placement can benefit from a number of Government cash incentives.

You need to set up an apprenticeship service account on GOV.UK to access apprenticeship funding, something our expert employer engagement team can help guide you with.

Hire an apprentice and invest in the future, by getting talent that’s right for you. It’s easier than you think: if you are a smaller employer, you are eligible for government funding which will pay between 95% and 100% of the apprentice training costs. If you are a large employer, you can use your levy to pay for your apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeships are suitable for people at any age and any level so you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee, allowing you to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. They help you to:

• Offer on-the-job training in a safe working environment
• Build a culture of learning and development
• Enjoy higher staff retention and morale
• Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The Government have incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

You could be eligible for full funding of the apprenticeship training costs up to the funding band maximum for apprentices who:

• are aged between 16 and 21 years old (for new starts from 1 April 2024)
• are aged between 22 and 24 years old at the start of the apprenticeship, and has either an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) provided by their local authority or have been in the care of their local authority

You may qualify to receive an extra £1,000 towards the additional cost associated with training if, at the beginning of the apprenticeship, the apprentice falls into one of the following categories:

• aged between 16 and 18 years old
• aged between 19 and 24 years old with either an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority

We’ll make the payment in 2 equal instalments for each apprentice. The first payment is sent after an apprentice completes 90 days of their apprenticeship and the second is sent after 365 days.

We’ll make payments to your training provider, who will pass the funding across to you within 30 days of receiving it, subject to validation etc.

“I just want to take this opportunity to say a “BIG” Thank you for all the work you and your team have shown to my team.

My staff are so happy doing their  chosen courses and the support your staff have given to build there confidence.

I just want to share how satisfied we are as a Branch at Allied Health care , with the prompt responses to staff wanting to sign up in as little as a few hours.

This has shown our staff that they are listened to and the quick action from yourselves have helped  us to retain staff.  

I would like to send a special mention to Connie and Shane who are a massive hit with the staff here.

Their professional yet friendly approach to encourage all the staff no matter what level of learning they are at has been outstanding.

Again thank you long may we work together”

Lucy Kruyer
Branch Manager
Allied Healthcare

“Working with the STC Group has been a pleasure, they took over many elements of our business training without hesitation and at short notice, ensuring we got the best in service. Neil and Katy have a great team of trainers and tutors who are helpful and professional and are an asset to their business.  Our staff enrolled onto their courses have provided excellent feedback about the courses they offer and how the service is provided. I would not hesitate to recommend STC Group as a training provider to any business.”

Sarah Dodd
Executive Assistant to Board of Directors
Tiger Court

“I am currently undertaking my Level 5 in Leadership & Management with Neil’s team. I started this course after a bad experience with a previous training provider. Neil and the team are extremely professional as well as friendly and approachable. I have now made great progress and am hoping to finish in the next few months. The assessors are really flexible and travel to meet up. We have regular contact even during COVID which has meant the current circumstances haven’t delayed the process. Overall, had a very good experience with Neil and his team and am looking forward to further undertaking further qualifications with them.”

Jennifer Donaldson 
Mobilisation Project Lead
Tiger Court

“Sudbury Town Council selected STC Group as their training provider to deliver NVQs and training to all staff.

We have found STC Group very professional at all times, they always go the extra mile to support our learners. All our learners have passed their NVQs within the time frame allowed.

We have recently used STC Group for recruiting 2 new apprentices and found them excellent at this service and everything has gone very smoothly, the funding was all explained to us very clearly and support was given to the whole process.

Overall we would recommend STC Group as a training provider.”

Bradley Smith 
Community Warden, External Services & IT Manager 
Sudbury Town Council 

“After being highly recommended, I made contact and from the first call I felt reassured that we would be looked after, having been to many training companies that were unprofessional and sporadic in their communication. Within the first week all our learners had been signed up and Neil, Katy and Shane have all been nothing but supportive and helpful, genuinely wanting our learners to succeed.

As a Manager, I was worried I would have to get too involved with motivating staff or filling in hordes of paperwork, STC kept it all clear, concise and minimal. I also get brief updates from the  assessors with how the learners are all getting on, this suits me and supports our evidence file for the CQC.

From the perspective of my team, they have all found Katy to be an amazing assessor and she is a great form of support to them, all of them have commented on how helpful she is. We have now introduced Shane as an assessor and he has shown professionalism and a great understanding of how we need the training tailored to the health and social sector.

We had a concern on a Sunday afternoon, I dropped Katy and Neil an email – fully expecting a reply the following day – but within an hour or so Katy was on the phone with the solution! It was all resolved straight away.

Everything about STC oozes quality and a real desire to deliver the best training I’ve ever come across.”

Angel Clark
Managing Director
1 Oak Home Care

I just wish to thank you and your team for your help and professionalism, and ongoing communication in the setting up and delivery of the qualifications to our workforce.

Learners have said how straightforward it is now to sign up to a qualification and how you and your team of assessors are making this a much better experience than some had encountered with the training provider we previously used.

As you know workers talk, and with the positive vibe that they are giving, this is encouraging more to feel positive about starting a qualification.

I am so pleased that Lisa sourced you as our training provider.

Kind regards

Ailsa Jones
L & D Co-ordinator
Allied Healthcare

“I would just like to share my experience of the STC group. They have set up our apprenticeship levy , providing access to career changing vocational courses. they relentlessly drive the process forward with a personal supportive approach.

They have developed bespoke accredited courses, within a really short timescale to enable us to meet our regulatory demands.

When we have been struggling with capacity from our own inhouse training department for our specialist courses, they stepped in at short notice. This enabled our care and support staff to get the right level of training when they needed it.  We take training our staff very seriously, so that we can provide timely safe care to our clients in the community. STC helped us to do that.

They are very professional and have helped us out with information from one of their trainers when I needed some advice for a business tender.

On behalf of our company I couldn’t recommend them enough, for their can do attitude, professional, value and passion for their industry. I wouldn’t go anywhere else since I’ve been using their service.”

Susan Jenkins
Head of Complex Care
Allied Healthcare

“I would like to take this opportunity thank 3 members of your team including you.

Firstly, I would like to thank Maria Bella Mota for helping me to set my foot through the door of THE STC GROUP and got us in touch.

Furthermore, I would like to say that , you truly are a good leader and supporter. As soon as I asked your help in order to achieve my Diploma, you’ve gone the extra mile to propose my case with ET&D Apprenticeship Advisor at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS trust.

This diploma has not been available before to any members of the trust but, due to our commitment and talks with the head of training and development department, we managed to get the pilot “LEVEL 5 in Adult and Healthcare Management” up and running. I am proud to say that, this will be opening new doors and more career opportunities to my fellow colleagues. Thank you again.

Finally, and equally important, Thank you to Connie. I could have not asked for any better tutor than her. She is always on the other side of the phone to assist me whenever I need help. I have always felt supported and guided in the right direction. Simply the best team to work with.

I cannot stress enough how happy I am with your company and so thankful for everything that has been done for me. I recommend your services to anyone that is looking for professionalism and high standards of quality when delivering the courses.

Please, thank your team members for everything they have done for me.”

Yasmin Clemente – Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

 “At yesterday’s Open board meeting it was pointed out by the Chairmen and owner of Secure Care UK how much they are proud of the fact that The STC Group and Secure Care UK have worked on improving our work force.

By helping the team to develop themselves into the work force thy want to be.

A very big thank you had to go out to you all at The STC Group for all your support, development and training.”

Andrew Wood
Service Development Manager
Secure Care UK


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