2 Apprenticeships | 17 Companies

QEST is working with a select number of charity partners

These charities will provide companies with a pool of suitable craft apprenticeship candidates who:

  • have been trained and assessed in soft skills needed to succeed in the work place.
  • are closely vetted and suitably matched to each craft apprenticeship opportunity.
  • are reliable and committed long-term.
  • will be supported throughout their apprenticeship (1 – 3 years in length) by the charity, ensuring retention rates remain high.

These charities will support young people, considering a craft apprenticeship as a route into employment, by providing:

  • employability skills training, preparing each person for the world of work.
  • careers advice, to help select the appropriate craft apprenticeship opportunity.
  • mentoring throughout the apprenticeship (1 – 3 years in length). An external, un-biased support system to help navigate each young person through their career. 

Venture Trust

Venture Trust Based in Edinburgh. Venture Trust delivers intensive needs-led personal development in communities and the Scottish wilderness, supporting their participants to gain life skills, stability and confidence to succeed for the rest of their lives. They believe that everyone, whatever their circumstances, can be supported to make and sustain positive changes in their lives.

If you are a young person who wishes to know more about their employability programmes please contact:


Telephone: 0131 228 7700 and ask to speak to Louise Dall

E-mail: louise@venturetrust.org.uk

Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty Based in Loughborough, Leicester and Derby. Twenty Twenty helps hundreds of disadvantaged and disengaged young people to develop self-belief, self- worth and motivation, whilst achieving academic qualifications and learning work ready skills that help them to find and keep good jobs.

If you are a young person who wishes to get on their 24 week employability course to gain access to the craft apprenticeships, please contact:


Telephone: 0300 111 2020 and ask to speak to Aminata

E-mail: aminata.kamara@twentytwenty.org.uk

Dallaglio RugbyWorks

Dallaglio RugbyWorks Based in London, Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff. Dallaglio RugbyWorks delivers a long-term intensive skills development programme, based on the values of rugby, to 14-17 year olds outside of mainstream education. The goal? To ensure they achieve sustained education, employment or training.


Resurgo-Spear Based in London. Spear is an award-winning programme bridging the gap between unemployed 16-24 year olds and businesses. Spear tackles attitudinal and behavioural issues, and equips young people with the hard skills they need to find a job, including CV writing, interview training and a City & Guilds Level 1 Qualification in Customer Service.

If you are a young person who wishes to get on the six-week employability course to gain access to the craft apprenticeships, please sign up online at www.resurgo-spear.org or:


Telephone: 020 3327 2070

E-mail: info@resurgo.org.uk


City Gateway

City Gateway Based in Tower Hamlets, London.  City Gateway offers pre-employment training and Traineeships to young people aged 16-24, aimed at developing skills needed in the workplace. In addition, specialist staff provide coaching and advice to help you secure Apprenticeship or employment opportunities at the end of your training with us.

If you are a young person who wishes to find out more about our programmes please contact:


Admissions Direct Line: 0203 727 6222

Admissions E-mail: admissions@citygateway.org.uk


Registered Charity No. 1152032 © QEST2016