Apprenticeships School Taster Sessions

Steve Willis Training Centres have recently launched taster sessions for local schools near our Burgess Hill and Portchester centres. These engaging sessions aim to introduce pupils to the world of apprenticeships and specifically focus on gas and heating engineering and electrical installation. As part of our commitment to promoting vocational education our organised taster days […]

The Benefits of Apprenticeships Vs University

When it comes to choosing a career path, the decision between starting an apprenticeship or going to university can be a challenging one. Both options have their merits, but in recent years, apprenticeships have gained significant recognition for the valuable opportunities they offer. 

Apprenticeships – Your Questions Answered

We are really missing having our Apprenticeship open days at the moment, but there are still ways for you to see for yourself what an apprenticeship at Steve Willis Training would be like. Check out our new YouTube – – now live on our YouTube channel. James and Darren, two of our Gas Trainers, […]

Reward for Apprentice of the Year Finalist

Gas Apprentice Marcus Piper, who trains at our Burgess Hill Centre, reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trace Apprentice of the Year competition. This is a great achievement – he was one of just 10 finalists out of over 15,000 entries in this nationwide competition. He had to create a video presentation and attend […]

Not Just Students Starting in September

The press is full of stories about students heading off to university for the first time, but that’s not the whole story at this time of year. September also sees the start of Apprenticeship courses up and down the country and here at Steve Willis Training we have already welcomed over 120 new gas and […]

Apprentices for all Ages

Apprenticeships are for anyone, not just school leavers, and they can be an ideal way for a business to upskill their existing workforce. As an employer looking to invest in the future, you could train an existing employee through one of our apprenticeship programmes. You will gain a fully qualified engineer who will benefit your […]

Your New Apprentice is Waiting

Taking on an apprentice is the perfect way to grow your business with a new member of staff who is trained to fit you and your company. We currently have 26 aspiring Electricians and 17 budding Gas Engineers looking for apprenticeship employment in the Portsmouth region. We have already assessed them, and they are ready […]

Apprentices – Good for Business

Do you think employing an apprentice is too time-consuming and costly? It might be time to think again following recent reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy. Michelle Fraser, our Senior Business Development Adviser, runs our apprenticeship recruitment programme and she believes that taking on an apprentice can be one of the best things you can do […]

Apprentices in the City

We were very proud to see two of our apprentices Level 3 Plumbing Apprentices Theo Hines and Luke Ellyatt go up to the City of London on Tuesday to meet the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and receive their Plumbers Company bursaries. They were given their awards by Master Robert Burgon, and each received £1,000 in […]