Optimising Potential Through Inspired Learning

Apprenticeship Recruitment.

As part of our comprehensive levy and apprenticeship service, our staff will provide an apprenticeship recruitment service at no cost to yourself, we will work with your CPD and internal training assessment methods to support existing staff with workbased qualifications. We will also provide a full recruitment service for all apprentices primarily aimed at the 16-24 age groups. This is delivered by a team of Engagement specialists who manage the placement of apprentices.  All roles will be advertised using the gov.uk apprenticeship website. 

We will continue to develop our capability to act as a one-stop recruitment point to field all applicants; carrying out CV reviews, application analysis, initial assessments and first stage interviews.

Recruitment staff will match successful applicants with your vacancy providing a short list of suitable applicants for you to consider.

We will arrange interviews; liaising between you, the employer, and the short listed apprentice applicants, to make certain that your decision to offer the apprenticeship opportunity is as simple and effective as possible.


Specific learning to meet your company’s unique skill needs.


The Digital Apprenticeship Service.

Comprehensive support will be provided to enable you to work through the Digital Apprentice Service.  We will explain how the funding and charges flow and how payments should be made.

Once you have engaged your apprentice, your Business Development Manager will continue to go beyond the basic apprenticeship contractual requirements providing a fully comprehensive service.  They will ensure that all standards based apprenticeship requirements are planned for and delivered.  We will ensure that whichever apprenticeship is selected, the outcomes align with your company’s specific skill development ambitions.  Furthermore, our training officers will ensure that in-company structures and mentoring regimes are embedded.  The training officer will plan for your staff and apprentice’s to successfully complete the End Point Assessment (EPA).

End Point Assessment will include a role-play/interview scenario, practical assessments and evidence collation.  Much of this activity will be staged preparation for the final EPA.

Our service will continue to ensure that your recruitment and staff development is fully integrated with your wider employee and strategic business plans. With focus on delivering effective return on investments and reinforcing your company’s unique selling points.

If you wish, we would be delighted to talk about how we can provide additional specific learning to meet your company’s unique skill needs.


Optimum Skills have been very supportive to the learners in AV Dawson, both those that were on their Warehousing & Storage as well as the two current learners on Heavy Vehicle Trailer Maintenance and Repair
— Allan North, A.V DAWSON


Employability Programmes.

In today’s business environment, there are many opportunities to work in partnership with training providers and colleges to deliver employability programmes for your organisation.  The aim of the programmes are to take the cost and time out of recruitment and to give employers a competitive edge.  

So what makes Optimum Skills Limited different?

We do not believe that one size fits all, we believe that simple, bespoke programmes teaching learners the basics of your industry will supply candidates that are more driven, that want to work in the industry, and that are more likely to succeed.  We will also work with you to develop similar processes and procedures, which means that we will be able to deliver bespoke training.  We also believe in collaboration/partnership working, allowing us to undertake inductions and assist with risk assessments/health and safety.

We won’t just teach skills, we will ensure candidates have the right aptitude and attitude as well, as we believe these are the foundations for success.

In short, we will save you time and money, and we will help you to achieve that competitive advantage.



Traineeships allow businesses to develop the next generation of employees by equipping young people with the personal and practical skills required in the workplace.

Traineeships ensure that young people have both the personal and practical skills required to ensure they are ready for the world of work.  Traineeships provide young people with preparation training, a high quality work experience placement and English and mathematics for those who need it. Traineeships include:

  • Work preparation training.
  • English and mathematics.
  • Structured work placement.