Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association

About us

HWGTA is an employer-led, not-for-profit training provider offering bespoke apprenticeships and training to local businesses and communities.

It has over 50 years of experience in delivering excellent training across the two counties, consistently rating above the national average for learner success rates, holding ‘Outstanding’ grading from Ofsted and maintaining successful, long-term relationships with local employers.

The association was formed in 1967 by local Herefordshire employers to combine their efforts in the training of engineering apprentices. HWGTA has since developed the training delivery available to include apprenticeships in accountancy, business administration, customer service and management.

In 1999 the Association extended its training provision into Worcestershire, forming HWGTA as we know it today, rated as “one of the best providers of bespoke apprenticeships” – Ofsted 2016.

HWGTA is unique in its employer-led approach; with local business leaders heading up the voluntary board of directors, the training model adapts and continuously improves to fit the needs of local businesses.

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