Further education and skills provider Steadfast Training gives students the opportunity to continue learning via apprenticeships and vocational qualifications.
Based at Welland House, Spalding, the company was established in 2005 by managing director Jason Parnell to make a difference in the community and help students who have been unable to secure a university place via traditional methods.
The nationally accredited firm now employs around 40 people.
Speaking of students who may not have achieved the grades they desired, Mr Parnell said: “There is always options, one disappointment doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t succeed in life. Every cloud has a silver lining, there’s always an opportunity out there if you look.”
Steadfast Training provides young people with an alternate avenue in to university or employment through apprenticeships in various subjects such as business administration, social media and customer service to name a few.
Recruitment and training advisor for Steadfast Training, Denise Sheed said: “We place probably 150 people a month which is fantastic.
“We’re going to be doing a presentation for one of our apprentices that came from Spalding Grammar School that has got a local job and he’s our 500th apprentice we’ve put in to work.”
The company was recently awarded its grade two by the independent regulator Ofsted, which indicates a good standard of practice.
Mrs Sheed said: “This has opened up a whole new road for us and we now plan to go in to traineeships, which is where we can link in with Lincolnshire County Council’s career advice team.”
Working with employers and learners not only throughout the East Midlands but across the East of England and Greater London areas, the training provider continues to go from strength to strength.
Sheed said: “We’ve just won a million pound contract to support people who have gone in to work with more training, so as a company, we’re doing extremely well.”
For information contact Denise Sheeds on 01733 440854 or visit www.steadfasttraining.co.uk/home.asp