We were chosen after a competitive tender process run by S&W through June and July and we are now in the process of on-boarding both S&W and their 2019 intake with us. There will be cohorts of S&W apprentices at our centres in London, Bristol, Southampton, Reading and Birmingham.
When asked: “why did you move from your current provider to FI”, Claire Davis at Smith and Williamson commented:
“FI made a massive impression on us all the way through the process, from their initial questions about our intentions, to their creative tender document to the relaxed and professional approach in their pitch presentation. We felt there was a great deal of alignment between our two organisations. We are looking forward to this new period in delivering high quality apprenticeship programmes with our new education partner.”
From FI’s perspective this is the start of a long term relationship, as Martin Taylor, the FI Ltd chairman states:
“This is a great example of where our values and expertise aligned really well with what S&W wanted. We were able to offer a tailored programme and also give Claire and her team confidence that the services and advice that we are able to offer will grow over time as well. We are extremely excited about welcoming their new apprentices to our centres in September.”
If you are interested in hearing more about what FI could do to help your organisation’s trainee or apprenticeship programme, please do get in touch with us for an informal chat.
The FI team