Go Train

delivering high quality training and development programmes for progression into employment.  


Region London, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Kent, Essex
Scale Around 10,000 per year 
Funding Structure Government funding
2018/2019 Employer Partners 18 including Aldi, Odeon, Travelodge, Argos

Go Train is a successful, fast growing training provider with an excellent reputation for high quality training and development programmes. Their USP is that they are able to provide learners with full support to progress in to a positive outcome through their ISP model:

  • Information Advice and Guidance (Delivered by qualified IAG Advisors)
  • Skills Training (vocational qualifications/pre-employment programmes)
  • Progression in to work (Supported by the employer engagement team)

All staff have a clear focus on outcomes and “There is recognition shared among all staff and managers that factors such as improving self-esteem through developing social and emotional capability are of crucial importance to achieving outcomes”.

(Matrix Accreditation, Feb 2019)

All NEET participants are assigned a Specialist Personal Job Coach who have the training, labour market expertise and internal working relationship with employer engagement to advise/guide participants through their job choices/career planning. They also have specialist knowledge and links with wider support organisations ensure participants benefit from personal mentoring e.g. for young adults with mental health issues. Programmes for NEETs are flexible and short. The length of the programme dependent on each individual learners’ ability/level of need.

Case Studies

David’s story

David completed the Work Fit + Kit programme before work experience with Go Train. He has now secured part-time work as a Sales Assistant with Game in Swindon Town Centre and is no longer claiming benefits! He has also been offered a place to study Art & Design at Wiltshire College. David said:

“Coming to Go Train was refreshing because I’ve never had luck with tutors, teachers or work in the past. It was a nice experience to feel valued and appreciated. I now know that I can achieve things that I didn’t think I could before, such as doing work experience, getting back to college and finding suitable work. The courses have shown me so much and so many more aspects that I didn’t think were possible to begin with.”


Peter’s story

Peter completed the Work Fit + Kit course and five weeks into the programme, he had an interview with B&Q. Before coming to Go Train Peter had been out of work for two years, but his determination to succeed was impressive.

“Coming to Go Train gave me much more confidence, which has come through the knowledge I picked up as a result of the refresher training courses such as ICT and CV writing and practising my interview technique. Apart from working part time on a 5-week temp contract last Christmas, I have been unemployed for 2 years. Securing this job as a Warehouse Operative with B&Q will be a great opportunity as they will also give me Forklift Driving training as part of my job.”

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