North Tyneside Council

Background...

I would just like to thank you both for the professional and efficient way you have both dealt with our request for support in recruiting an apprentice. Our initial contact with you was on the recommendation of our Chair of Governors, who has recruited several apprentices with you, for the local authority at North Tyneside. We have certainly not been disappointed. The communication from the outset was first class. Our meeting here on site was informative and inspired us with confidence that we were dealing with a highly professional and experienced company. We have worked with other training providers in the past around apprenticeship programmes, but this has not always worked out as we have hoped. Our initial contact with Baltic Training has inspired us with confidence that you can deliver!

Our apprentice

We are particularly delighted that we now seem to have found a young man who on first meeting, seems to be of an extremely high calibre. In particular, we were impressed by how very well-prepared he was – in fact some of his answers were more thorough than candidates much more experienced than he is. Jack came across as articulate, confident and extremely personable, as well as having a high standard of skill and knowledge. He gave us the impression that he is very keen to learn; hard-working, willing to be flexible, a self-starter and highly motivated.

As we are an educational establishment ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to impress upon young people the importance of being prepared for the interview – and the difference this can make to a future employer. Jack is an outstanding example of someone who had clearly done his homework. He had researched some facts about our organisation and had clearly given thought to possible questions he might be asked. He showed a genuine interest in wanting to be part of our organisation and hopefully contributing to our continued success.

We are very much looking forward to Jack starting with us in a couple of weeks’ time and supporting him through his qualification. We look forward to working with your organisation in this respect and continuing to develop links with you.