For over 130 years businesses have trusted City & Guilds to grow and nurture their talent – developing skills and providing expertise in learning and innovation. With the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in 2017, organisations must be smarter in the way they utilise the skills available to them and attract talent – and this is where we come in.


We use a consultative approach to determine how we can best support you in terms of your business and its strategic goals. We will be your critical friend - using our expertise to advise and guide you based on what is best for your business, not what we think you want to hear.

You will be assigned a dedicated customer manager who, with you, will determine your requirements and how we can best support. In collaboration with our team of over 50 expert consultants, we then provide solutions and on-going support to best meet the needs of your business, people strategy and goals. Furthermore as your business develops and changes so will the solutions and support we offer you.

Click on the images below to explore the different ways we can support your business.

Consultancy and Strategy development

Operational Support and Quality Implementation

Professional Development


Solutions for Nurturing Talent

Public Sector



City & Guilds has developed a comprehensive guide on the apprenticeship levy for employers with a series of strategic considerations and actions for developing and delivering successful apprenticeship programmes that will enhance your workforce development plan.

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Case Studies

As long standing experts when it comes to vocational education, we really understand what businesses need when it comes to training the workforce. 

City & Guilds has worked with the Employer Trailblazer Group for 3 years to develop and successfully implement the first Apprenticeship Standard for Operational Delivery.

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City & Guilds and Tesco have collaborated to create the Tesco apprenticeship programme, helping thousands of learners build their experience in Tesco.                                                    

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Go Ahead London working with City & Guilds and TFL to put customer service at the very heart of driver training with a new, custom-made programme.

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McDonald’s has been running an apprenticeship scheme with City & Guilds since 2009, and also offers tailor-made City & Guilds qualifications to help improve customer service.

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City & Guilds worked with Toni & Guy to map its in-house training programme against National Vocational Qualifications. The result is a powerful apprenticeship programme.

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