Furniture manufacturer The Senator Group also valued the support offered by OAL in guiding one of its apprentices who undertook an Apprenticeship programme for the Furniture Manufacturer Wood Machinist Standard.

Lucy Woods, Group Training Officer at The Senator Group, said: “I would rate OAL’s support highly. OAL was the only provider who could act as end point assessors for this standard. Our business invests significantly in the development of apprenticeships, so we make significant efforts to prepare them for their EPA.”

OAL Head of Customer Support Lee Reddington and his team “worked really hard” to ensure our apprentice had the opportunity to succeed that he deserved, she added.

Commenting on the training provided by Burnley College, Lucy said: “I would rate the training highly. However, I believe an equal, if not more important part, of the apprenticeship is the work-based learning that the apprentice was able to gain from the business.”

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