Why Innovion

Innovion was founded by employers, just like you.

Employer leadership

Our vision was to establish a new, employer-led Group Training Association providing high quality technical apprenticeships and workforce training to key sectors of the UK economy. We are committed to developing the technical skills needed to thrive in a digitally evolving world where change is common and often rapid.

Employers lead and shape the organisation to ensure we remain focused on our purpose and that the needs of industry are reflected in everything we do. As such, we operate as a Group Training Association (GTA).  GTAs have been in existence since the 1960s and were industry’s response to the introduction of a national training levy on businesses.   Businesses in key sectors across the country worked together to create GTA training facilities within a region to serve their education and training needs and allow them to recoup their levy.

These GTAs were governed and led by those employers.  At Innovion, these are known as our Founder Members.

Technology might have changed the way we live and do business but the principle of businesses needing an appropriately skilled workforce remains as important as ever. Innovion has this principle at its core while delivering education and training for the modern technological age.

Our industry council

Innovion’s industry council is designed to be mutually beneficial, working in the best interests of all parties. Our members work together to design and develop training programmes, delivery models, quality plans, technology used in learning, and the overall services to employers and learners.

Your experience and expertise will help to ensure that Innovion programmes meet your requirements and those of your sector, and produce the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours that are most relevant to each occupation.

It has wider benefits too, such as the opportunity to network with other employers, understand any changes to Government policy or funding or even develop new apprenticeship standards if there are gaps in your requirements. 

The Council plays an  important role in the planning and governance process at Innovion.  Although membership isn’t mandatory, it is highly recommended.

Employer testimonials

Our business has always been committed to training our workforce. To do this effectively, we need to work in partnership with training experts who understand our business and can respond to our changing needs.
David Wells, Managing Director, JW Froehlich UK
To compete in a global economy, we need to attract ambitious young people who want a career in industry and equip them with the skills and expertise the business needs – now and for the future.
Andrew Smith CEng FIMechE, Electronics Division Director Mechanical Engineering, Leonardo UK
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To find out more about Innovion and opportunities to work together, contact us today.

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