New apprentice training centre opened in Luton

Bedford College has launched a new apprentice training centre in Luton, aimed at helping boost smaller businesses in the area.

It opened last month at the Luton Training Centre in the town, and will provide apprenticeships and business training targeted at small firms in south Bedfordshire and Luton that would benefit from apprentices.

The new facility will mean that staff at local companies can study apprenticeships in accountancy, business, contact centre operations, customer service, health and social care, IT, and management, without needing to travel to the main college campus in Bedford.

Ian Pryce CBE, principal of Bedford College, said: “Apprentices can be a boost and bonus for smaller businesses, allowing them to grow their team while keeping staff costs down. Once you have that new person on board they can add to the skills your organisation has to offer.”

Apprenticeship manager at the new centre, Mary Palmer, added: “This is an important step forward for Bedford College by setting up directly in the heart of Luton and helping companies in this fast-growing area to access training for staff.”