HTP, the leading education and training provider in Southern England, today announced that 95%* of all students who complete their apprenticeships remain in employment. HTP which achieved ‘Outstanding, Grade 1’ status from Ofsted in 2008 is now one of the 12 best training providers in the UK. The number of students who complete their apprenticeships at HTP has also increased year on year and today stands at an impressive 87%, which is 10% above of the national average.
The announcement was made by HTP’s Managing Director, Rachel Fidler, at Lakeside Park Hotel and Spa on the Isle of Wight, during a special event laid on to celebrate the company’s remarkable achievement and a cake was cut to mark the occasion.

Rachael Fidler says: “Apprenticeships offer an effective route to a rewarding career and from the feedback we receive from our learners, it is a far more cost effective option than going to university and saddling up student debts.

“Today’s youth face an incredibly challenging job market and it’s rewarding to help so many youngsters secure employment. The fact is that there are jobs out there but employers struggle to find people with the right skills. We bridge this gap and help ambitious youngsters to secure jobs with some of Southern England’s top employers.”

HTP specialises in the design and delivery of work related training and services across a wide range of sectors including hospitality and catering, management, retail, customer service and business administration. The organisation was established in 2000 by Rachael Fidler who believes that everyone, regardless of their background or qualification, should have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to progress their lives.

All HTP programmes are run for a minimum of 12 months (up to 18 months). Employers who have benefited from HTP’s outstanding apprenticeship programmes include De Vere Hotel Southampton, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service and Hollybourne Hotels in Surrey and Hampshire.
Carl Winch who works at SPAR says: “I gained a number of skills at HTP which I did not get at school. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship as it does help you to secure a job.”

Samantha Grant who works at Lakeside Park Hotel says: “HTP had a number of courses available and I was able to choose a programme that helped me to further my career.”