The training experience for both employer and apprentices has clearly been a very positive one as very soon the fortieth Addison Lee employee will be signed up with us to complete their suitable training programme.

The business class car service provider combines the latest technologies with traditional customer service values. Addison Lee is present in 350 cities worldwide and transports over 10 million passengers each year in London alone. With a strong focus on learning and development, the company has been highly proactive in recruiting apprentices - six since January 2014 - and equipping them with all the necessary skills to develop personally and professionally in the role.

Alfie Rothwell, the first apprentice to join the company in January 2014 is now employed full time and works in the International and Overnight deliveries department. He has contributed to the training of another apprentice who has since joined the department.

Lesley Bowell, Learning and Development Consultant at Addison Lee says:

Apprenticeships, with their mixture of work-based training and various NVQ qualifications provided by PeoplePlus are a great fit to bring young people in outside of the private hire sector and develop them into industry-leading specialists.

Lesley also adds that “as a company recognised for delivering such a high quality of customer service it is important that we provide staff with an opportunity to gain a valuable qualification, which will help them to progress within their career. Individual learners receive all the additional support they require from their PeoplePlus assessor, Judit Szamosi. On the job training is an integral part of the Addison Lee learning and development culture and I have noticed sustained improvement since the training began."

Dominic Moran is the sixth apprentice hired by Addison Lee in London and works as a Bikes and Vans Co-ordinator. Dominic is undertaking the Business and Administration apprenticeship delivered on-site by our skills tutor, Judit.

He says:

I enjoy doing the business and administration apprenticeship as it gives me more opportunities for my future. This opens up new doors for me, and as well as working for a high profile company like Addison Lee, it will look great on my CV. I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship as it's a great chance to study, gain experience and work in a full time job. You would always receive help and guidance when needed as well.