Need more entry-level IT staff?

With unemployment falling to its lowest levels since 2005 and a UK-wide shortage of tech talent, candidate demand is at a 16-month low.

With the arrival of the apprenticeship levy and technical education finally stepping into the spotlight there is a more cost-effective, easy solution to recruit and train entry-level staff.

Step Forward is an award-winning apprenticeship provider.  We recruit from local schools, and assess and prep our candidates so that there are work-ready.  We also provide professional development training, mentoring and account management support along the way.  Already have talent in-house? We can also accommodate existing young staff onto our programme.

We work with employers across London helping them get the best value out of their apprenticeship levy funds and facilitating high quality candidates and training.  We are run by leading national charity, The Challenge.

Key Facts about the Step Forward IT and Software Development apprenticeship 

  • Level 3 (Advanced) qualification over 12 months
  • Diverse pool of job-ready candidates from across London
  • Focus on professional development and soft skills training
  • Mentoring and account support for apprentice and line-manager
  • 81% passrate: 14% above the national average

To find out more about how hiring apprentices could benefit your organisation, get in touch.

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  • #1 We are the only UK training provider to deliver a Salesforce apprenticeship.

  • 81% Our passrate is 14% higher than the national average.

  • 68% of our candidates are from non-white backgrounds.

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Secret Escapes

Our apprentice has been able to hit the ground running and Step Forward was a great help throughout the hiring process. Of the five potential candidates we interviewed we really could have hired almost any of them. Their vetting process ensures a really high standard.

Dan Wareing

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