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HIT Training Ltd receives matrix Standard

Posted on 8 March, 2022


We have some great news to share.

After a thorough audit and review, we’re thrilled to announce that HIT Training Ltd has been accredited matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services.

The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring high-quality delivery of an organisation’s information, advice and guidance services. This is to ensure companies, like HIT Training Ltd that support individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals, are of an acceptable standard. 

We’d like to thank all our staff for their contribution to this award. This is a great achievement for HIT Training Ltd and its brands HIT Training, Connect2Care and EDN, as we continue to improve our information, advice and guidance services.

“IAG is a golden thread that runs through all HIT Training programmes,” says Managing Director, Jill Whittaker. “Robust guidance for learners and employers allows them to grow and get the greatest benefit from their skills training. To be recognised by matrix is an honour and we are delighted with the report and its recognition of our substantial efforts in this area.”

Roger Chapman, Head of the matrix Service for The Growth Company, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for HIT Training Ltd and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that at the heart of high-quality advice and support services are strong leadership, excellent service and a focus on continuous improvement, all underpinned by effective use of the resources available. The matrix Standard is designed to benchmark organisations against best practice in these areas. With their accreditation success, HIT Training Ltd is working to provide the best possible support to their clients.”


It was great speaking to our account manager, Catherine, this afternoon and great to hear that HIT are being so supportive with our apprentices, I found the call very positive in a time of crisis, so thank you.

The Learner’s leaflet is great and being sent out to Apprentices and Line Managers following our communication last week providing a great follow up.

Jonathan Foot - Head of Apprenticeships, Compass Group

McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

HIT Training has provided such an incredible support to us during lockdown, with regular webinar invitations, videocalls and engagement solutions. Our business focus shifted to learning and development and we managed to enrol 3 times more apprentices on training programmes than before!

Anastasia Talatzidou -L&D Manager, Gaucho


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