Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Recruitment and Training
  • Year established:
    1965
  • Website:
    http://www.keytraining.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 3 E-Centre, Easthampstead Road, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 1NF

About Key Training

Key Training recruit unemployed young people and place them in permanent jobs where they deliver an office-based apprenticeship. They also offer apprenticeships to staff who are already in employment.

It all kicked off back in 1965, when computers created a step change in the way organisations processed data. Workers had to rapidly learn new skills, and Key responded with training that improved the speed and accuracy of data processing and offered practices and procedures that improved health, wellbeing and safety in the workplace.

Headquartered in Bracknell, the company today has offices around the UK, including Newcastle, Ipswich and Wellingborough. Their Chief Executive is Jim Clarke.

The firm believe that recognition is greater than reward. ‘People of the Quarter’ enjoy meals for two and extra holidays. There are also extra holidays for local charity work and for zero sick days.


What is it like to work for Key Training

My Manager
My Manager
The senior management team has an external coaching programme. This external approach was so successful, it was cascaded down to the next line of management. There are quarterly reviews with all staff, concentrating on the values, which are linked to quantifiable objectives.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The firm provides work experience for 20 apprentices each year. In the first year, they have a rigorous Induction Training Programme and shadowing with a view to gaining a permanent job. Key provide sustainable employment for 90% of apprentices.
My Team
My Team
Performance Improvement Groups meet throughout the year to resolve individual problems and discuss opportunities with the teams. This creates staff empowerment, recognition and responsibility. The Annual Staff Conference will be in Newcastle this year, with a paid overnight stay.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    167

  • Male : Female:

    19% / 81%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff Turnover:

    36%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

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