Hugh Baird College Ranked Number 1 in England for Apprenticeship Success

Hugh Baird College has ranked as the number 1 Further Education College across the country in national achievement rates for apprenticeships.

Produced annually by the Department of Education, the achievement rate tables are an official measure of apprentice success. The measurement demonstrates the percentage of apprentices that have achieved their apprenticeship and have displayed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to progress into employment.

With an apprenticeship achievement rate of 75.7% in 2021/22, Hugh Baird College has surpassed the national average of 53.4% by a significant margin.

Lynn Masterton, Assistant Principal – Business Development at Hugh Baird College, said:

The College has a proud history of delivering high-quality apprenticeships and working collaboratively with both the apprentices and employers.

Apprenticeships offer an invaluable opportunity for individuals to gain real-world experience and develop the skills to succeed in today's job market. They also offer employers the chance to invest in their workforce and develop the talent they need to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

Achieving number 1 in the country for apprentice achievement is an outstanding accomplishment. It highlights the dedication and hard work of the College's Apprenticeship and Business Development Team, our apprentices, and our employer partners. We are extremely proud of them all.

Annette Pollitt, Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Lead at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:

We have been working in partnership with Hugh Baird College for many years.

We have a fantastic relationship and a set of apprenticeship programmes that support our staff and the needs of the Trust.

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