Our History

Since October 2003 The Real Apprenticeship Company has been working with key national stakeholders to implement training and educational policy, improve quality and provide support to a broad range of educational providers in the post 16 age range.


The Real Apprenticeship Company is a privately owned limited company with a registered office in Eastbourne and a head office and administrative centre in Warwick. We are a specialist national training provider offering work based training and assessment solutions to companies across the UK and China.

In 2010 , we were approached by a number of employers to provide a solutions based approach to address a range of key performance indicators. We took this opportunity to develop a range of solutions which take advantage of the current need to bring together successful public and private sector working practices to address budget  deficit, support, compliance, succession planning and the need to build capacity within the workplace.

Over the last 6 years, we have helped over 3000 young people secure full time permanent positions from apprenticeships, internships and traineeships or gain promotion in their employment.

  • 85% of employers in the Retail ‘Standard Industrial Classification’ (SIC) sector stated they would recommend The Real Apprenticeship Company to another employer seeking similar training.

  • Employers indicated: ‘flexibility to meet employers needs’, ‘the professionalism of our staff’ and recognition that the ‘training reflects up-to-date practices in the sector’.

  • 95% of our learners would recommend The Real Apprenticeship Company to family or friends.

  • 9/10 companies who engage with us continue to engage in repeat business