Key Training

Igniting possibilities and future proofing skills through, powering tomorrow by delivering the skills employers need and the development learners want
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Key Training is an apprenticeship training provider which recruits unemployed young people and places them in permanent office jobs. Since it was founded in 1965, it has grown to be one of the most successful businesses of its kind.

With a vision to ignite possibilities for organisations and individuals and futureproof skills for long term success, Key Training understands the importance of personal development. The Management Development Programme, which has ten progressive stages, is open to all staff who show interest in managing. Starting with individual profiling, it moves through topics such as knowledge, skills and behaviours of effective leaders, communications, situational leadership and building a strong personal brand, all with one-to-one coaching.

The four company values of 'Determination', 'Dedication', 'Drive', and 'Duty' were at the forefront when the organisation made the major transformation to a fully digital delivery service model as a result of the pandemic, with senior managers providing unrelenting support to their teams to help them navigate the change. 80% of employees are now working from home permanently.

Senior managers like to innovate. Recruitment has also moved online through video adverts and video applications submitted through cloud-based software with candidates recording answers to a series of questions. Feedback from applicants has been positive, with many saying this use of technology helps them to start building relationships from the beginning.

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Fair Deal

58% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Sales teams can earn commission-based bonuses to boost their salaries. Senior managers though this was unfair to employees in service delivery and support functions so introduced a set of KPIs for those in those roles which, if met, would result in annual salary increases.
Giving Something Back

98% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

In 2021, the organisation selected Challenging Lives as its chosen charity partner, with teams across the business committing four activities per year to raising funds for the cause. Fundraisers have included events such as a football tournament, Christmas jumper days, and some colleagues even participating in the Great North Run.
Wellbeing

77% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Putting staff wellbeing at the forefront of the business, Key Training appointed safeguarding leads and a mental health and wellbeing champion for anyone to speak to if they have concerns. The company also runs desktop yoga sessions and other wellbeing initiatives to keep employees healthy, happy and connected with colleagues.
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58% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Sales teams can earn commission-based bonuses to boost their salaries. Senior managers though this was unfair to employees in service delivery and support functions so introduced a set of KPIs for those in those roles which, if met, would result in annual salary increases.
Giving Something Back
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98% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

In 2021, the organisation selected Challenging Lives as its chosen charity partner, with teams across the business committing four activities per year to raising funds for the cause. Fundraisers have included events such as a football tournament, Christmas jumper days, and some colleagues even participating in the Great North Run.
Wellbeing
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77% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Putting staff wellbeing at the forefront of the business, Key Training appointed safeguarding leads and a mental health and wellbeing champion for anyone to speak to if they have concerns. The company also runs desktop yoga sessions and other wellbeing initiatives to keep employees healthy, happy and connected with colleagues.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1965
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
33% : 67%
Male : Female employee ratio
19%
Employees earning £35k+
37%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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We have always known that Key Training is a great place to work but we are so proud to receive recognition from Best Companies. We truly have a team of brilliant people and work hard to make sure that they feel valued and supported. Together we have come through the most difficult time we have ever known, we are grateful for each other and look forward to more great things to come.

Andrew Dunsire, Chairman

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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