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Who We Are

Founded in 1974, Babington provides high-quality training across a growing number of sectors, from accounting to hairdressing. At Babington, our mission statement is “to inspire everyone to realise their full potential by providing training and opportunities to improve quality of life, and thereby create a better future.”

Babington has a unique collaborative culture in which the senior team instils an open, honest and people orientated ethos to encourage a real sense of belonging. This creates a common sense of purpose around developing the future careers of young adults across the UK.

Babington’s people are central to the success of all of our services and products. This is achieved through the group’s people orientated culture, which seeks to promote development, innovation and best practice.

As part of the group’s focus on developing its own people, Babington introduced an advanced talent management programme, which has been integrated into the business plan. The aim of this is to aid the identification of staff with the right skill sets and to nurture internal talent with a view to filling key management and leadership positions in the future.

The Team

What We Do

From those looking to build exciting careers, to employers seeking to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, we offer the opportunity for real growth. Between 2009 and 2016, we grew from 65 to almost 350 staff members, worked with 2,000 new employers, and supported more than 14,000 learners to achieve a qualification.

Building careers

We support people at all stages of their careers to progress further. Whether it’s getting a foot in the door or advancing into senior management, we’re here to help.

Developing workforces

We’ve worked with over 2,000 employers, from Boots to Experian, to introduce and nurture new talent. Our tailored support brings value to organisations by helping them reach their biggest goals.

Seeing the big picture

At Babington, we take a comprehensive approach. We work with employers, and those at all points of their career path, to provide the following:

  • Traineeships: designed to help young people (16-24) develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
  • Study programmes: these enhance future employment prospects by focusing on the specific training needs of the individual.
  • Apprenticeships: offering real industry experience alongside nationally recognised qualifications to kick-start successful careers.
  • Professional courses: helping aspiring and existing professionals within a range of industries take the next step up the career ladder
  • Bespoke training: we work with a wide variety of employers to meet their training needs, whether it’s recruiting new apprentices or developing current members of staff

How We Work

At Babington, we don’t just offer training and qualifications. We aim to be the best in the industry, holding ourselves to impeccable standards.

Pioneering

Always at the forefront of innovation, Babington is a pioneer of the apprenticeship programme, with the first accountancy apprentice in the country, and the first insurance apprentice in the north of England.

We have continued to stay ahead of the game, most recently with our innovative online learning programmes. Through our advanced virtual learning environment BabingtonOnline, we are able to make many of our courses more accessible to those who find it difficult to attend a class.

Delivering courses online also means we are helping the environment by cutting down on the use of printed materials.

Building a national footprint

We are a national provider, supported by an established regional presence of ten training centres. Our centres allow us to specialise in different subject areas, and become a well-recognised part of local communities in different parts of the country.

Making the UK more employable

We work with young people across England to increase employability through personalised training and skills development. Through our traineeships and study programmes, we have helped numerous individuals, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to reach their full potential through new and exciting opportunities.

Developing workforces

We pride ourselves on being widely recognised for our achievements.

Some of our recent achievements are:

  • Ofsted Grade 2, with ‘outstanding’ features for teaching in accounting and financial services
  • Success rates above the national average
  • Best Companies ‘Ones to Watch’ 2015 accreditation

At the heart of achieving excellence is our ‘Big Push’, seven values that are intrinsic to the way we work. These are:

  • Boundary-pushing: mediocrity is not an option, and we will raise the bar in all we do
  • Inspiration for every learner and Babington employee to reach their potential to be the best
  • Growth of our business, skills and abilities
  • Passion for people, lifelong learning and performance
  • Understanding of our people and your business is what makes the difference
  • Success for all is our mission
  • Highest quality throughout every interaction and all we do

To find out more about the Babington Group

Feel free to give us a call on 01332 613688 or click to get in touch

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