HEREFORDSHIRE and Worcestershire Group Training Association is the College or Post-18 Education or Training provider.

The organisation was founded in 1987 by seven local companies. 

Fifty years on and the not-for-profit organisation is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the two counties. 

The Association puts its success down to being employer-led, so all its apprenticeships are relevant, progressive and viable. 

It now serves a variety of sectors from small accountancy firms, large scale manufacturing organisations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. 

It is 'outstanding,' according to Ofsted, which says apprentices develop excellent personal and social skills through engagement, enrichment activities.