IPS International Ltd

  • Northbank House
  • Sir Thomas Longley Road
  • Rochester
  • Kent
  • United Kingdom
  • ME2 4DU (map)

  • Tel: 01634 298800
  • Fax: 01634 298801
  • Website: www.IPS-International.com

Traning and Consultancy

Our Business
IPS International is specialist Apprenticeship training provider and a leading provider of training and consultancy operating across the UK and overseas.  We deliver a wide range of training programmes at our centres and on our clients' premises.  Our product range includes: 

  • Engineering and Production
  • Management Development
  • Consultancy
  • Apprenticeships
  • Information Technology
  • Construction & Manufacturing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Recruitment
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Sales & Telesales
  • Health and Social Care


We offer a variety of qualifications from levels 2-5  with prestigious awarding bodies including; AAT, BTEC, City & Guilds, EAL, ECITB, ILM, GQA, PAAVQ Set and SEMTA.

How does IPS work?

IPS offers a competitive service from initial analysis to programme delivery, help in selecting the right apprenticeships/training and obtaining funding where available. 

We can offer support for your existing staff to skill or up skill. Also we provide an apprentice recruitment service to help reduce time and cost as taking on a new member of staff. 

What benefits can IPS offer my company?

IPS can offer:

  • Flexible training in the workplace to suit your business needs
  • Tailor made training options to suit time and business needs
  • Increase staff motivation, efficiency and help improve staff retention
  • Develop a skilled workforce for future needs of the company.



What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are for anyone who is aged 16 or above. Apprentices’ ‘earn as they learn’. An Apprentice is employed and will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills and experience at the same time as working towards a qualification relating to their role and industry sector.

The apprentice will have a contract of employment and will be paid a salary. There is a National Apprentice Minimum Wage which changes on the 1st October every year; current rates can be found at https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Levels of Apprenticeships

Intermediate Apprenticeship – work towards a Level 2 qualification, Functional Skills and a knowledge-based Technical Certificate.

Advanced Apprenticeship – work towards a Level 3 qualification, Functional Skills and a knowledge-based Technical Certificate.

Higher Apprenticeship – work towards a Level 4 or 5 qualifications, Functional Skills and knowledge –based Technical Certificate.


An Apprentice will spend most of their time in the workplace gaining ‘on the job’ training and experience. Some Apprenticeships involve ‘off the job’ training which means they would need to come into IPS. This depends on the Apprenticeships so they could come in for x1 day per week or in block placements (relating to engineering apprenticeships).

Engineering Apprenticeships

These Apprenticeships are covered both in the workplace and involve 'off-the-job' training and the Apprentice may need to attend IPS International, Rochester for this training. 

  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Performing Engineering Operations
  • Electrical/Electronic Servicing
  • Engineering Construction
  • Engineering Technical Support
  • Engineering Toolmaking
  • Fabrication & Welding
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance Light Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance Heavy Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Fitting 


Construction & Manufacturing

  • Signmaking
  • Glass, Glazing and Fenestration
  • Warehouse, Distribution & Logistics
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Construction Multi-trade Repair & Refurbishments
Support resources

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