Leading Welsh training provider announces partnership with Sky

Ann Nicholas (Centre), Educ8 Customer Account Director with Sky apprentices

Educ8 Training Group, one of Wales’ top apprenticeship and training providers, has announced a partnership with Sky, creating a bespoke approach for the leading media and entertainment company’s apprenticeship provision.


Based at Sky’s Customer Contact Centre in Cardiff, home to over 700 staff, the partnership will focus on customer service apprenticeships alongside Sky’s own in-house training programme for their new representatives.


This announcement comes as Educ8 celebrates the success of National Apprenticeship Week, during which the training provider hosted an information fair with Welsh ICE and had numerous employers and learners sign up to its ILM Leadership and Management Qualification.


Grant Santos, Educ8 Training Group CEO, said: “We are constantly striving to support more businesses and learners across the nation to access their growth potential through apprenticeships, and National Apprenticeship Week 2023 was no exception.


“Businesses are facing significant challenges in terms of recruitment, training and development. Apprenticeships offer a way for businesses to address these challenges through a cost-effective, flexible and tailored approach to workforce development that can support their long-term success.


The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – Skills for Life – focused on how apprenticeships equip learners with the lifelong transferable skills to fuel their career progression and subsequently drive business growth and development.


With the first cohort of apprentices at Sky now firmly established, Customer Account Director at Educ8 Ann Nicholas said: “We are delighted to be working with Sky to support their strategy of attracting new talent and upskilling their people.


“The apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity, allowing learners to develop their careers with real prospects. It is clear that Sky’s focus of apprenticeships, staff wellbeing and ‘life at Sky’ is fundamental.”


More widely, the week has seen Educ8 connect with even more employers across Wales at networking events, showcase employers and learners through social media takeovers, and launch ‘Learner of the Month’ with employers, to highlight achievements in the workplace.


A renowned training group, Educ8 offers opportunities across a wide range of sectors, including Leadership & Management, Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Health & Social Care, Hair& Beauty with ISA Training, Customer Service, IT through digital solutions company Aspire 2Be and Equine & Animal Care through the prestigious Haddon Training.


Businesses and learners looking to boost their skillsets can learn more at www.educ8training.co.uk