We’re always looking for people with the right skills and the right attitude.
Investing in apprenticeships is a great way for us to ensure we have both - a pipeline of skilled and talented workers who can help ensure Mitie is as successful in the future as it is today.
We’re one of the largest employers of apprentices in the UK with over 1,500 people currently in training across the business. All our apprentices study for formal qualifications, while learning practical skills on sites, contracts, and projects or client placements. Most of our technical apprentices are between 16-24 years of age, but we also encourage applications from older candidates who can demonstrate an aptitude for a particular trade or craft or any of our other service requirements.
We’ve always taken pride in being a pioneer, and in that spirit we were one of the first companies to offer apprenticeships in the hospitality, cleaning, landscaping, waste, and security industries.
We provide a wide range of apprenticeships in our engineering, building, property and other facilities services. Given the geographically dispersed nature of our people, we choose to outsource the funded training delivery to a sole provider, Jigsaw Training. Who have a nationwide density of Tutor/Assessors greater than that which we could economically support.
We receive direct Government support from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) in the delivery of certain apprenticeships, and where this is the case we operate a transparent approach as set out in our Supply Chain Fees and Charges Procedure
for Training Providers to whom we sub-contract delivery.
In the year 01 August 2014 to 31 July 2015 Mitie Group Plc received the total sum of £1,991,549 under our direct grant arrangements with the SFA. Of this sum, a total of £1,981,590 was paid to our sole Provider, Jigsaw Training (UKPRN 10023999) for the sole purpose of delivering apprenticeships (and the associated administration thereof) across our business.
The remaining £9,959 amounted to a small contribution towards the internal costs of apprenticeship delivery including provider management and the auditing of their training services to our apprentices.
Our contract with Jigsaw Training ran concurrently with the SFA financial year (01 August to 31 July) and none of the funding received was allocated to anything other than costs associated with the delivery of apprenticeships.
Our apprenticeship program received an Ofsted rating of 'Good'.