Hawk Training is Graded 1 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
Based in London and specialising in work-based training and vocational qualifications, Hawk has a proven track record of successfully delivering innovative training and development to thousands of organisations and individuals for almost 30 years.
We are, above all, dedicated to supporting our learners and employers in the achievement of their individual training needs and helping to improve their career and organisational development opportunities.
We offer a comprehensive range of Apprenticeship programmes for employed people across a range of occupational sectors.
Hawk Training remains at the forefront of the delivery of vocational learning including all levels of Management training and development in association with the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Our approach combines the established reputation of professional qualifications with cutting edge methods of delivery and facilities, meeting the business and economic challenges of today's world.
We are passionately committed to ensuring that our team possess the right blend of professional experience and qualifications to support employers and individuals in becoming more effective and efficient.
Our team adopts a consultative approach by first assessing both the requirements of the learner and the organisation, before embarking on a programme of delivery that is directly tailored to the needs of our clients and their team.
Our experienced colleagues are carefully selected from a range of occupational sectors and competencies in order to support the demanding requirements of today's world class Apprenticeships and vocational development programmes.
Our Equality Policy is designed to implement the commitment of Hawk Training to Equality and Diversity.
The aim of our provision is to create and maintain an inclusive working and learning environment that respects and celebrates diversity. This helps to create an atmosphere where all feel valued and empowered, regardless of the many ways that people are different, including race, disability, gender, gender reassignment, age, nationality, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, or socio-economic background. Our policy also includes the necessity of reasonable adjustment for learners who experience persistent and significant difficulties in accessing and acquiring learning opportunities.
We believe that this vision of equality and diversity brings tangible benefits for our learners, and our employers with whom we work to enable the learning opportunities for all in a supportive and caring learning environment.
Therefore we will actively:
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We believe it is the responsibility of all our staff, learners, and employers to work together towards combating all forms of discrimination including prevention of radicalisation by ensuring that British values are upheld, and the safeguarding of our learners in all its forms remains of paramount importance.
Please refer to our Equality policy, Safeguarding policy and Prevent strategy.
Over the years, Hawk Training has worked with a diverse and large number of organisations delivering Apprenticeship and Management training and development programmes to meet their business requirements and employee training needs.
Here are just some of the employer partners that we currently support to deliver training programmes and Apprenticeships.Learn more
“We have always found Hawk Training to be polite, professional, and responsive to our needs – providing quality apprentices within sometimes challenging timescales.”
Jennifer Roma, Learning and Development Manager, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
“I have always been impressed with the whole team at Hawk Training when meeting the individual requirements from the initial enquiry following onto the skill and quality of Tutor support and meeting the bespoke needs of the individuals at Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries. Hawk Training have clear reporting procedures and the reviews held with my Nursery Managers are pivotal in giving them insight into how we can support individuals with their journey and build on excellence. The feedback from staff that have completed their qualification with Hawk has only been highly positive. They have, above all enjoyed their journey so much the majority continue to a higher qualification with Hawk. I look forward to the future and building upon current quality and learning within our organisation”
Chris Roblett, Operations Manager, Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd.
“At Cooperative Childcare we are passionate about our colleague’s development; we were looking for an outstanding provider to offer our colleagues an excellent training and education experience.
We are delighted to partner with Hawk Training to support our colleagues' professional development for the future.”
Beverley Capewell, Area Manager, The Co-operative Childcare
"Working in partnership with Hawk Training has helped the Cabinet Office to identify and recruit some great apprentices. Hawk provides a great recruitment and selection service, enabling the Cabinet Office to fill admin roles with apprentices of a high standard."
Daisy Ward, Recruitment and Resourcing Team, Cabinet Office
“All the Hawk representatives we have liaised with are really friendly”
Natalie Moyanah, ELFT Apprenticeships Coordinator – Learning and Development Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)
“Hawk Training have provided an invaluable service to Toad Hall in recruiting apprentices for each of our settings and helping us to develop apprentices into early years professionals who have gone on to secure permanent positions with the Company. The support that they provide to learners and responsiveness to any queries from across the business is fantastic and we are very proud of the apprenticeship programme that is offered at Toad Hall. We have also been able to develop our management and leadership skills across the business through the courses delivered by Hawk and remain impressed by the engagement and understanding that Hawk has with our business”.
Sophie Haylock, HR and Recruitment Manager, Toad Hall Nursery Group
“After using many different training companies, I eventually discovered Hawk. At last I had found a company that was efficient, professional and scrupulous in their practices. They completely commit to the students learning and work with them as individuals to give them the best possible start to their careers. As an employer who believes in nurturing apprentices with a view to developing an excellent future staff member, I appreciate Hawk's dedicated team who work with us being flexible and respectful of our busy schedules.”
Susan Green, Owner, Greenacres Nursery
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Hawk Training, they provide an incredible service to busy training execs like myself and have delivered amazing apprenticeships for us at L’Occitane”
Emma Thompson, Learning & Development Trainer, L'Occitane Ltd
"Hawk Training are a fantastic, professional company to work with. They've provided us with high quality apprentices who have become a fundamental part of our business growth."
Samuel Tilley, Managing Director, Agovo
"We have been working with Hawk for over a year now to deliver high quality NHS apprenticeships within Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. They are flexible and responsive to our business needs and keep us updated throughout the learner's journey. It has been a pleasure to work with Hawk Training to deliver our apprenticeship portfolio."
Courtney Sherwell, Education, Training & Development Associate, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
"Hawk has been our Learning Provider for over two years now and have been invaluable to Xerox UK Ltd. They are responsive to all requests and without exception all contacts are professional, efficient, knowledgeable and supportive. The tutors are adaptable and responsive to apprentice requests and provide invaluable support throughout their learning. We have just appointed the first apprentices into permanent roles in the organisation, and the Apprentices qualification and experience in partnership with Hawk, has helped considerably with these successful appointments. The Xerox GB Apprenticeship Programme also receives many plaudits across the organisation and this is in part due to the great support and guidance Hawk have provided us."
Sarah Dykes, UK Service Excellence Manager, Xerox
Hawk Training is one of the first members of The Chartered Institution.
The Chartered Institution for Further Education (FE Charter) is a body for the higher performing FE colleges and training providers in the UK. Its mission will be to bring together the best training providers across the sector and promote, recognise and celebrate their professionalism and success. Hawk Training was the first independent training provider to join the Institution.
Following inspection in 2013, Hawk Training was awarded Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Hawk was the first independent learning provider in the country to achieve a Grade 1 under the then Common Inspection Framework. The report recognised that Hawk provides outstanding training for learners and employers and included key findings on all areas, including recruitment of apprentices, quality of delivery, and effectiveness of management.
Extracts from the Ofsted Published Report 2013:
‘The recruitment of learners is very effective and individual programme planning carefully matches learners to employment opportunities.’
‘Highly skilled and enthusiastic staff serves as outstanding role models for learners.’
‘A wide range of high quality learning resources are utilised, which are easily accessible and used very effectively by learners to support their development.’
‘Employers work in partnership to provide excellent learning opportunities and offer additional challenges through bespoke projects or by extending learners’ responsibilities.’
‘Leadership and management are outstanding, leading to significant improvements in the quality of provision.’
Hawk Training currently holds the Investors in People Gold Award. Only 7% of UK organisations meet the Gold standard, which recognises the commitment shown to the career development of all employees.
In 2013, Hawk Training was named London Provider of the Year by the London Work Based Learning Alliance. The ceremony took place in December at the House of Commons with Andrew Jones (MP), the then Apprenticeship Ambassador to Parliament.