We are a not-for-profit network of training providers, FE Colleges, Universities and voluntary/third sector organisations delivering Apprenticeships, Traineeships, T Levels and Study Programme’s for adults and young people in Worcestershire.

The network allows members to share resources and best practice, working collaboratively and in partnership with the local authority and LEP. Membership  by application is open to organisations delivering any of the above programmes or Work Based Learning in Worcestershire.

Key priorities in the Associations strategic aims are: Apprenticeship Growth, engaging with  NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training), increasing the level of skills across Worcestershire, particularly at level 4+ and up-skilling the existing workforce

Strategic partnerships are established with the Local Authority and District Councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Federation of Small Businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Worcestershire Growth Hub, Careers Enterprise Company, Education Skills Funding Agency and Department for Work Pensions (DWP)

To support employers interested in Apprenticeships we offer a “one stop shop” advice and guidance service to assist them in employing apprentices by identifying appropriate apprenticeship standards and signposting to Training Organisations.  We also provide advice and guidance to young people and their parents and support them into apprenticeships

We are actively engaged in all the Worcestershire schools promoting Apprenticeships and engage with around 20,000 young people every year.  We also deliver the work experience programme across Worcestershire


If you would like to know more about our membership then please contact Kim Cook.

Managing Director

Email: kim@hwstpa.co.uk

Mobile: 07917 631342 or 0300 666 3 666