The TTE Technical Training Group has again demonstrated its high-quality apprenticeship training provision after receiving a third successive ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted.
The Teesside-based technical training provider has maintained its position as the highest-graded Engineering and Process training provider in the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland area to be rated as ‘Good’, repeating the success of its 2013 and 2007 inspections.
To mark this continued success, TTE welcomed Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to tour its training centre and meet apprentices.
In their report Ofsted inspectors highlighted that TTE has ‘continued to provide high-quality apprenticeships and provide a good standard of training and education’.
Inspectors praised TTE’s well-structured training programmes ‘that enable apprentices to develop the specialist skills and knowledge and the personal attributes that they need to be successful in their jobs’.
Ofsted was also impressed with the quality of young people TTE recruits and trains for industry noting that they ‘demonstrate clearly the potential to develop the skills and qualities employers need and who have a very high proportion of apprentices remain on their apprenticeships and complete the programme successfully and within the plan time.’
TTE’s relationships with employers was also praised by Ofsted, in particular its effective engagement with both large and SME companies that highly-value their partnerships with the organisation.
This endorsement of its training provision demonstrates the effectiveness of its training model, which is built around TTE’s charitable status. To support the development of young people on Teesside, TTE undertakes commercial training programmes in the UK and around the world.
Surpluses from this commercial activity are reinvested into TTE’s industry-standard training centre in South Bank as well as also enabling the organisation to recruit more learners than if it solely relied on public funding.
In addition, the young people it trains benefit from the expertise of TTE staff who also deliver skills, competencies and qualifications to technicians working for global companies such as BP and Marathon Oil.
Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE, said: “We’re very pleased to have maintained our Good rating from Ofsted for the third inspection running, which confirms the quality of our apprenticeship provision for young people and the businesses we serve.
“Achieving this government benchmark also reinforces our commitment to improving industry performance and enhancing lives. This area has a wealth of talented and motivated young people and our apprenticeship training helps mould them into valuable skilled professionals, giving them exciting career opportunities and enabling them to seamlessly become part of employers’ workforces.”
• Pictured above: Front left to right, British Sugar apprentice Rossita Caesar, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and TTE managing director Steve Grant. Back left to right, British Sugar apprentices Liam Walpole and Cameron Clarke.