Suffolk County Council and The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) have reached the joint decision to bring to a close the current pilot for the Apprenticeship Suffolk Business Service. ASBS has successfully worked with over 4,000 employers and generated in excess of 500 new Apprenticeship vacancies, but our evaluation has shown that the pilot model as it is currently operating cannot overcome other barriers within the Apprenticeship system, and therefore a different approach is needed going forward. Suffolk County Council, TCHC and their sub-contracting partner, The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, will work closely together over the next three months to ensure businesses currently engaged through this contract are given appropriate support. Suffolk County Council will look to develop a new approach to supporting the apprenticeship agenda in Suffolk going forward.

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Our service standards

Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service is committed to deliver high quality services to employers and stakeholders within Suffolk. Our service commitment includes:

  • We will respond to all enquiries within one working day
  • We can help you to choose your college or training provider using a list of criteria
  • If we approach a suitable college or training provider on your behalf they will respond to your enquiry within two working days
  • We will monitor our service regularly to ensure you receive ongoing support.