Total People

Total People is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West of England, with all profits re-invested for the benefit of learners and employers.

Supporting a wide range of businesses and learners

Total People can recommend tailored training solutions with a focus on return on investment and productivity. 

Total People work with individuals to enable them to:

  • secure their first role
  • secure a new role
  • progress in their current role
  • secure skills for a new role

With a breadth of experience in delivering training from Study Programmes at Level 1, to Intermediate, Advanced, and Higher Apprenticeships up to Level 5, Total People can support learners at every stage of their career. 

Total People has training centres throughout the North West, North Staffordshire and Shropshire, with professional staff on hand to answer any training queries. In addition, Total People has fully equipped training workshops designed to support and assist learners to reach their potential.

Organised into occupationally specific industry sectors, each of which has qualified Learning Coaches with a wealth of knowledge in their particular field. This ranges from commercial business disciplines such as Accountancy, Business Administration, Customer Service, HR and Management, to more specialised trades including Automotive, Construction, Engineering and Electrical. 

Total People works closely with employers who pay the Government’s apprenticeship levy, as well as supporting SMEs across Cheshire, Manchester, Greater Manchester and the wider North West.

A full commitment to the new apprenticeships standards, along with continued support from the European Social Fund and the Adult Education Budget, allows Total People a significant opportunity to offer employers a full and sustained response to their skills needs.

In recognition of the work Total People do, the organisation is rated Good by Ofsted and won the Learning Provider of the Year category at the Skills for Business Awards 2017. An achievement of which everyone at Total People is justifiably proud.

Total People provide apprenticeships and work-based learning in a range of industry sectors. This includes: 

  • Accountancy
  • Animal Care
  • Automotive 
  • Business Administration 
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing
  • Engineering 
  • Electrical 
  • Equestrian
  • Hair
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality 
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Pharmacy 
  • Warehousing and Supply Chain

Whether you are a large levy-paying employer with many skills requirements for your staff or you are a small to medium sized business, we can support you with a range of services including:

  • Recruitment and selection of apprentices
  • Upskilling your existing staff 
  • Short courses 
  • Skills gap analysis 
  • Advice and guidance around Levy and non-Levy funding and grants
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Key Facts
Founded
2001
Number of colleagues
350
Number of Learners
6,000
Vision
To be the provider of choice for employers and learners, delivering industry-led training and support.