Public sector organisations to receive much-need apprentices

public sector organisations

A new contract has been awarded to leading provider Arch Apprentices which will provide public sector organisations throughout the UK with more access to apprentices

Thanks to The Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), one of the UK’s leading public sector providers, Arch Apprentices will now be able to provide much greater access to apprentices for organisations such as the NHS, local government, schools and the Police, through a Framework Agreement.

Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager at YPO said “We recognised that procuring apprenticeships can quickly become confusing for the public sector and we wanted to offer a solution for our customers.

“We’re thrilled that we have been able to review and accept tender bids from suppliers such as Arch Apprentices whose Ofsted scores and knowledge will reassure our customers and support them with developing their apprenticeship offering.”

The two year agreement, in action from 1st August 2018, will provide access to any UK public sector organisation not already involved.

Fire and Rescue services, registered charities, as well as wider UK and central government organisations will be afforded the ability to train apprentices in the following:

  • data analysis
  • accountancy
  • digital content production
  • software development
  • networking
  • management

Public Sector Specialist Corporate Account Manager, Simon Barker said: “Arch Apprentices continue to be recognised as the stand-out provider to the UK public sector in digital, tech and corporate services apprenticeships.

“We are delighted that we’ve been approved and added to the YPO Apprenticeship Framework.

“As you’d expect, our Grade 1 Ofsted score has helped with our tender submission, but the process required much more than that, including detailing flexibility in delivery model, experience in public sector partnerships, and a thorough social value proposition.

A number of our existing local authority customers plan to use YPO to procure further, and larger apprenticeship cohorts, and so we hope to secure continued partnerships with them and with new public sector clients.”


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