A leading learning and skills provider has been given the ‘blue light’ to continue delivering apprenticeships for West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Performance Through People (PTP) will deliver 32 healthcare support worker apprenticeships to support the recruitment of patient transport service staff.

Performance Through People deliver a wide range of accredited apprenticeship courses, bespoke commercial programmes and a range of government funded schemes to suit the needs of customers, which range from SMEs to leading national brands.

The award- winning skills company has successfully delivered 440 apprenticeships to West Midlands Ambulance Service over the last 13 years, delivering apprenticeships in customer service, management, business administration, IT, health & social care, and healthcare support services.

Apprentices will cover topics such as monitoring health and wellbeing, maximising independence, communication, recording and reporting information, health and safety, as well as developing their own skills and knowledge.

Performance Through People Operations Manager, Julie Heathcote commented:

“We have worked with West Midlands Ambulance Service for many years and have formed a great working relationship with the service.

“We have worked together to develop the delivery model for the apprentices and regularly review this and update the model as the service requires. We have come to understand the service well which enables our team of tutors to work well with both apprentices and their line managers.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service Director of People, Carla Beechey, added:

“Performance Through People provide the Service with an excellent programme for our apprentices.

“Over the years they have learned vital skills and the competencies needed to embark on a career with us and it’s great to see the journey they go on.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with PTP and look forward to welcoming the next cohort of apprentices to the service.”

Performance Through People has driven key regional employment initiatives and since 2014 been a leading partner in the delivery of the Ladder for the Black Country apprenticeship scheme which has now been expanded to encompass surrounding regions including Greater Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire.

Based at headquarters in Essex Terrace, Intown in Walsall, Performance Through People employ 78 members of staff across its training centres throughout Birmingham, the Black Country, and Staffordshire.

The training provider offers bespoke learning and development opportunities together with a wide range of apprenticeship programmes including healthcare, warehousing and logistics, saddlery and leather skills, finance, retail, and dental nursing.

Performance Through People was acquired from the BCTG Group in the autumn.