One of the reasons we went into partnership with Riverside was their ability to understand our business at pace and work with us to offer the right Apprenticeships for our employees and not to push individuals onto a programme to gain more numbers. Career development is very important for us here in Close Brothers Premium Finance and the high standard of service that we get from Riverside and the attention to detail makes a huge different for our employees experience.
Lisa Midgley, Learning and Development Business Partner
Riverside Training sets up the formal training across the country for a significant number of our new Business Admin apprentices at Balfour Beatty. I always appreciate their excellent level of efficiency in getting this done so quickly. They instil absolute confidence that the apprenticeship logistics will be swiftly organised and the youngsters supported throughout their entire training experience.
Maureen Worgan, Learning & Development Manager
Riverside Training is an important part of our recruitment strategy. The young apprentices who have completed the programme have all secured permanent positions. We were so impressed with the level of support provided that we have rolled the programme out to staff training across all out dealerships..
Janine Liddle, Development Officer
Herefordshire Housing has used Riverside Training for a number of years for Business Administration, Team Leading and Management courses. In addition we have used them for bespoke courses to aid our colleagues in subjects such as Minute Taking and Note taking these have ranged from Level 2 to Level 5 qualifications.
Riverside has developed individuals to allow for succession planning, developing colleagues into team leaders and forward into managers. Currently we are releasing some managers to attend the ILM level 5 Advanced Apprenticeship programmes, which has enabled managers to develop skills that can be utilised in their roles but also fit them for higher management.
Riverside gives excellent value for money, is local and provides a monthly report on colleagues’ progress that enables managers, L&D and HR to keep track of colleagues’ progress. The assessors arrive on time and complete their assessing in the allotted time and liaise with the L&D officer when colleagues are finding the courses difficult. Herefordshire Housing will continue to use Riverside for convenience (being local), achievements and value for money.
Emma Harrison, Learning & Development Officer