|Since Sylvan’s launch, almost 30 years ago, training has formed a key part of our growth strategy. Our recruitment policy has been to target local school leavers who,
following an initial trial period, are employed on an apprentice
training scheme and, if successful, achieve qualifications to a minimum
of Level 3 Advanced City and Guilds. Each year, we contact all the local
senior schools in an attempt to offer an alternative way of learning
for students aged 16 who now have to remain in some form of formal
studies.We operate our apprentice training scheme in partnership with North
Lancashire Training, which is widely recognised as one of the leading
furniture making apprenticeships in the country.
We then continue to offer on the job training throughout our staff’s
We have recently expanded our commitment to training and learning by
Many of our staff have been with us since leaving school and some since Sylvan was founded in 1995.