To The fantastic staff at YH Training Services,
On Friday 15th June the Durham & Chester-le-Street School Sport Partnership held an annual Mini Olympics Sports Event for KS2 pupils across Durham & Chester-le-Street. In total, 16 primary schools attended the event, a total of 1,200 children took part. Your students volunteered to assist at the event, and without the help and the support from volunteers/young leaders like them, we could not have run such events, the help was truly invaluable in facilitating the coaching of such large numbers of children.
Many of the sports coaches and primary school staff commented on the professionalism and enthusiasm showed by the students, they acted as excellent ambassadors for YH Training Services. Events like this simply could not run without this kind of support from volunteers.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
"We’ve worked with YH Training Services since 2009 developing an apprenticeship recruitment programme, which is highly successful. YH also provide our current employees with a range of qualifications; Accounts, IT, Business Administration and Customer Service. Our commitment to training continues to grow, as does our relationship with YH Training Services."
"We’ve worked with YH Training Services for 12 years now for apprentice recruitment and training for our employees.
YH Training Services offer a bespoke recruitment service which ensures the apprentice candidates we see meet our specific requirements. The level and depth of training they provide is first class, professional and tailored to our needs. I would recommend YH to anyone looking to recruit, or train their staff."
"We’ve been working with YH Training Services since 2007. Right from the start they ensured they fully understood our ethos and identified and put into place individual training plans for employees across all sectors of the business.
Our staff have been very enthusiastic to undertake qualifications, their increased skills and enthusiasm has benefited the business tremendously."
'It has been wonderful to watch our apprentice grow in confidence as she has taken on board all she has learnt and put into practice in her every working day. She has become very efficient on spreadsheets which is an important part of the job and has certainly benefited her colleagues within the office and out."
Thysis Technical Mouldings Ltd
"YH Training Services are providing the warehouse and storage apprenticeship for us and have proved to be very professional in their approach, from the initial visit through to delivery. The staff I have met from YH Training Services have been friendly, approachable and easy to work with. Having worked with training providers for several years, I would rate YH Training as one of the best providers I have found.
The warehouse and storage apprenticeship course is focusing our apprentices to think about their actions. It is helping them to put in place best practices and apply the theory they are learning to their physical day to day routine. Though the training YH Training Services have provided, we have two staff members who understand why procedures are in place and how to perform tasks safely and efficiently. I would have no hesitation to recommend YH Training as a provider.”
Johnsons of Whixley
"My experience of working with YH Training Services was a positive one and I would recommend them for apprenticeship recruitment.
Faye came on site to learn about the business and discuss my requirements. YH pre-interviewed apprentice candidates before sending me their CV’s and also organised interviews.
The support from Peter, our trainer, was very good. His guidance and feedback helped my apprentice every step of the way and he also kept me fully informed of progress throughout,"
Abrasive Finishing Systems
"At Abrasive Finishing Systems we take pride in how we develop the ‘AFS team’, which has meant that training and staff development has always been at the core of our business planning.
When Phil joined AFS as a warehouse apprentice in the summer of 2015 we needed to find a new partner for apprenticeship training and on recommendation from another skills provider we then began working with YH training Services who have done a great job since day one. Working with Phil and his line manager, our YH trainer has done all he can to ensure that the training is well focused to meet both the business needs and ensure that Phil continues to grow and develop effectively. We are very happy to recommend them."
Around the Bend
"YH Traniing Services has provided a very professional, cost effective recruitment service and ensured they matched the personal and job skills of suitable candidates to the specification we agreed with them. They pre-nterviewed candidates prior to sending their CV’s and then arranged interviews with candidates. We’ve been so impressed by the level of service and training that YH Training Services provide that I have recommended them to other businesses - as I believe that apprenticeship recruitment is an excellent way to grow your business. YH really listen to what you need."
Southwood Garden Centre
"We have used YH Training Services for apprentices for retail in the garden centre and hospitality in the coffee shop, YH Training Services didn’t send us lots of candidates that weren’t suitable; they found us ones that matched what we were looking for"
'YH Training Services understood exactly the type of young individual we were looking for. They did all the work for us, making it a totally stress-free experience, and most importantly they found us the perfect addition to our team."
Michael Barugh Steel Stockholding Ltd
"Michael Barugh Steel Stock Holding are proud to support Apprenticeships and give young people an opportunity. I started as an apprentice myself 25 years ago and can really see the benefit.
We have three apprentices from YH Training Services - two in the office and one in the warehouse. They have quickly become part of the team and excelled in their roles and really are valued members of staff. We have found it an excellent way to develop young talent. Our apprentices have developed a wide range of skills and experience that will help them in their careers."
Teal & Makrill Ltd
"We have found the support and guidance from YH Training Services to be invaluable when it comes to selecting and placing candidates for apprenticeships in the right roles. Through this process we have had a high success rate and are very pleased to offer young people the chance to enter the work environment"
Yorkshire Coast Homes
"Yorkshire Coast Homes is a big supporter of Apprenticeships and has been for a number of years. We hold Champion Status with Investors in People for how we value training and development.
There is a misconception that apprentices are there to undertake menial tasks, but the truth is far from that. Our apprentices make a valuable contribution to our workload, case in point the teething problems we had bringing in house the repairs and maintenance department.
It was challenging initially however with the apprentices contributing together with the team and working together we’re nearly there."
Leeds Fleet Services
"Having an apprentice has allowed us to grow our company and employ someone who is tailor made for our business. YH Training Services offer a truly professional service with a personal touch from recruitment of the right apprentice through to support and training."
"I can honestly say that our experience with YH Training Services has been of enormous value to us and one which we would readily recommend to any employer. It has given us the opportunity to employ young people and provide opportunities to them in ways which we otherwise would not have done.
We have employed a number of Apprentices through YH Training Services and have always been impressed by the service offered and the calibre of candidates. Follow-up support is regular and positive and it enhances the in-house training and support we provide our apprentices. This means that we can develop our trainees to become long standing and valued members of staff through a combined working approach with YH."
Central Property Lettings
"We have worked with YH Training Services for over ten years. During that time they've provided us with both apprentice staff and staff training. They just seem to “get it” in terms of the requirements of a small business and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to both potential employees and business owners.”