If you are looking for a reputable, professional training provider who can offer your staff excellent apprenticeship opportunities then you are in the right place!

Please see our dedicated Apprenticeship website here.

System People won a Golden Apple and were awarded the title of “Best Training Provider” as voted for by the Golden Apple Awards in 2019. You can trust us to deliver excellent training to your current staff as well as new staff we can help you recruit.

Our areas of expertise are Education, HR and Administration so we have developed our apprenticeships to reflect the knowledge and interests of our staff as to provide the best possible learning experience for learners.

We currently offer the following Apprenticeship courses;


You can advertise your apprenticeship vacancies through us for free to support the recruitment process. With access to popular recruitment web boards, social media channels, our website and our excellent relationships with local secondary schools, you can be confident that your adverts will reach the right people quickly.

You will get support from us from the initial adverting stage through to the employment offer and until the candidate commences their training and subsequently qualifies.  Recruitment and selection is our main specialism and as a team we have over 50 years of collective experience in recruiting and selecting the right fit for schools and businesses. The process involves many compliance and qualification checks, a face-to-face interview and a skills test to ensure that the quality of our apprentices remains high from the outset.

The best part is that unlike other providers, our highly skilled tutors are involved at the recruitment stage and have the final say as to who gains entry to each course. We have found that this ensures a high quality cohort and gains the commitment of the learners from the first day we meet them at our recruitment events.

Our Lead Tutor Sarah Taylor oversees the recruitment campaigns each summer and has a particular strength in building relationships with school leavers and explaining the benefits of studying for an apprenticeship.


System People employ only the BEST Tutors in the area and have very high standards when it comes to internal recruitment. We are very proud of our training team. Alex Hicks, Jo Irwin and Sarah Taylor (pictured above) make up our core team and are supported by associate trainers during the year as seasonal courses are offered.

They all train their respective qualifications to the learners through a combination of on-the-job observations, assessments and virtual and classroom based training at our learning suites in Cumbria.  The learner experience is extremely important to us and we work hard to make sure that we have excellent facilities for them including access to free tea and coffee, laptops, a chill out learner area and bright and modern air-conditioned classrooms….we really care and look after our learners!


Your business or school will receive FREE HR advice about your apprentice to support you while they complete their apprenticeship, ensuring any employment issues are dealt with promptly and sensitively by our resident HR Director Rebecca Bird.


As an agency, we already supply Teachers and TAs to schools in Cumbria on a regular basis as well as administration and office support staff to local businesses.  Our staff are familiar with local employers in both the Education and Commercial sectors so they have much to offer when best matching an apprentice to your vacancy.  Our apprentices go through a stringent application process and are assessed and tested to determine whether they are suitable to be put forward for your vacancies.  This includes both academic testing as well as understanding their true aspirations through a face to face formal interview.  This includes a session with our Tutor to fully describe and explain a day in the life of a Teaching Assistant/Nursery worker to ensure they understand what the job entails.

As a business, we have experience of delivering apprenticeships over many years so you can rest assured that our quality learning programme is the right choice for your apprentices.  Every employer is unique and our Trainer/Assessors go the extra mile to really understand the environment your apprentice is working in to ensure that individual learning plans can be shaped to your specific requirements.

A steady flow of communication and feedback between you, your learner and us as the Training Provider is essential for the success of the apprenticeship.  Our free HR support service enables us to work together to deal with any issues that arise quickly and jointly.  You will receive regular updates on how your learner is progressing with their study programme.


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We're here to help. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on

01228 210019 (Business Recruitment) or 01228 530554 (Education Recruitment)
or email admin@system-people.co.uk