Managing Director Amy Forrest says:
“I am delighted that Ofsted have rated FI Cambridge Ltd’s apprenticeship programmes as outstanding. Our mission has always been to help finance professionals build and develop amazing careers. We’ve always done this by focussing on the impact on three groups of people: the students who study with us, the employers we provide training for and the colleagues we work with”.
“Receiving the outstanding rating demonstrates the brilliant impact that these programmes have for our employers and our apprentices. I am exceptionally proud of all of the efforts the team at FI Cambridge Ltd have put in to supporting our apprentices and employers”.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work with our fantastic employers and apprentices in the future to continue to develop our programmes further”.
Chief Executive Gareth John comments:
“From the day we set up First Intuition in East Anglia we were determined to offer the highest level of student support and client care, so it is wonderful to have this result 13 years later. It is a fitting testament to the commitment of a huge team of dedicated professionals”.
Director of Apprenticeship Support & Compliance Olly McAfee says:
“I am delighted that Ofsted recognised the quality of our apprenticeship programmes as outstanding. This is down to the hard work of every member of the FI Team, our close partnerships with our employers and the value our incredible apprentices place on the programmes and support of the FI Team“.
- The quality of education – Outstanding
- Behaviour and attitudes – Outstanding
- Personal development – Outstanding
- Leadership and management – Outstanding
- Apprenticeships – Outstanding
Key quotes from the report
The report observes that staff at FI Cambridge Ltd “have excellent oversight of the quality of education and training they provide. They constantly strive to maintain the highest standards and are highly reflective of their own practice”.
“Apprentices make rapid progress through their qualifications. Tutors use highly effective teaching strategies to help apprentices learn and secure their knowledge”.
“Tutors and coaches help apprentices to develop their own strategies to manage any barriers to learning. This helps these apprentices to progress through their qualifications at the same rate or better than their peers”.
“Apprentices develop their professional curiosity to a very high standard. Consequently, apprentices make valuable contributions to their employers’ business”.
“Leaders have established a culture of care and awareness through the education they provide”.
FI Cambridge Limited is now one of just three level 7 accounting providers to achieve an outstanding Ofsted rating, the other two also being awarded to FI centres.
*UK government website – report published 30 June 2022