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We were so impressed when the integrated calendar functionality was demonstrated by the Aptem Team. This is exactly the kind of features that will make a significant different to our day-to-day users of the system. The Aptem Team continues to work with us collaboratively on new innovations and shares our relentless desire to support our learners in delivering high quality training programmes. This feature – amongst many other factors, solidifies why Lifetime chose Aptem.
Carl Cornish
Chief Operating Officer, Lifetime Training
Throughout our journey with Aptem we have been supported by experts. One of the biggest benefits of the Aptem system is its ability to work across multiple funding streams. A highly customisable and configurable system requires a higher level of human support. The Aptem team gets this, they are always available and fully accountable. Whatever strategic direction we have wanted to go in – delivering apprenticeships, AEB, Aptem has been able to support us. This is essential for a long-lasting partnership.
Benjamin Stormer
Head of Quality, Leaders In Business
Aptem Apprentice has continued to improve and grow with our organisation. Our feedback has been taken on board and acted upon, and we love the new interface. Reporting for MIS, onboarding and the compliance aspects of the product, including the Power BI dashboard for Ofsted, are all excellent. The Aptem team continues to help us move forward. The new Customer Success team have been so supportive. We look forward to continuing to work together in 2022.
Stacey Chapman
Head of Business Operations, PMA Academy
There were a number of factors that contributed to our selection of Aptem Apprentice. Ease of use, easy to navigate, easy access to reports, ability to create reviews, placements and workshops, and Aptem’s reputation. It’s the market leader in the university apprenticeship sector. Feedback from Aptem customers was very positive. We were also very impressed by the support both during Implementation and beyond, with their Customer Success strategy.
Joanne Sage
Compliance Manager, Edge Hill Unviersity
We were previously working with multiple systems, that were used differently by departments. We wanted one system to create an excellent learner experience, make efficiencies administratively, and give us the ability to scale. We chose Aptem Apprentice because we believe it is the system that will allow us to do all these things, and help us to streamline our processes, workflows and remove complexity in our delivery.
Sammy Shummo
Group Director of Apprenticeships, London South Bank University
Keele University chose Aptem Apprentice because of its deep functionality and the fact that it could interface with their Student Records System: “Aptem provides a range of functionality which is always being developed – our usage can grow to meet the changing needs of our provision.
Lou Taylor- Murison
Head of Apprenticeships and Experiential Learning, Keele University
Over the past couple of years we have greatly increased our use of the system. We now use Aptem as our primary recruitment tool. The system monitors and records attendance across all apprenticeship programmes. We use SCORM within Aptem to create digital learning, and capture what students are doing post-completion of their degree apprenticeship. The system is great. It’s easy to use and intuitive. We love the new console. It’s cleaner and easier to navigate. We have received very positive feedback from our students and employers.
Steven Willis
CAS Operations Manager, Middlesex University
One of the reasons we decided to use Aptem Apprentice, outside of the solution and features itself, is the fact it is clear the team are apprenticeship experts. They talk our language and know our challenges, and that gives us the reassurance that this is the right product for us.
Peter Sarner-Taylor
Head of Apprenticeships Funding and Data, University of West London
Having originally been looking for an e-Portfolio platform, we were hugely impressed with the one stop shop element of Aptem and the seamless learner experience that comes with it. We are extremely resource limited, so being able to automate much of the process is of critical importance to us.
Donna Hinchcliffe
ICT Project Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
The flexibility of the system and ability to customise and configure programmes, combined with strong case management, were massive pluses for us. We also love the Advice Centre, Job Finder and CV Builder. All of these elements will help to ensure positive outcomes for London residents seeking to upskill and find employment. With the recent increase in Covid cases across London, the ability to use the system to deliver programmes remotely, and sign off documentation remotely using digital signatures will prove invaluable. We have enjoyed working with the Aptem team to date and look forward to building this partnership.
Tim Lacey
Head of Programmes, Central London Forward
Having used other systems in the past, the new Aptem interface is a breath of fresh air in terms of its clarity and easy navigation. The team at Aptem works collaboratively with us, taking on feedback and listening to our needs. It makes us feel that we are valued as a customer. From the application and onboarding processes through to managing compliance, monitoring off-the-job training and generating reports, the platform works well for our organisation. Additionally, I regularly attend the HE Forum that Aptem runs – a valuable community of peers with whom to share ideas and address challenges.
Carol Rogers
Degree Apprenticeships Manager, Harper Adams University
We believe that our experience, quality of teaching and learning combined with a national footprint and local approach, sets us apart. We are a growing training provider and need a system that can help us both where we are now, and also support us with our growth. We feel that Aptem is the system to do that.
Katie Thornton
Head of Quality & Curriculum, Ensis Solutions
Aptem has made significant developments over the past year which really enhance the experience both for us as the provider and the users (apprentices and employers). We have a true partnership with Steve, Luke James Gillett CertRP and the team at Aptem and look forward to continuing to work with them.
Adele Lochman
Assistant Head of Apprenticeships, University of Salford
Aptem was several miles ahead of everybody else. Their proposal showed a clear, demonstrable understanding of the apprenticeships environment. They asked questions and clearly understood our needs. A good apprenticeships management system isn’t just about the administration. It’s about the user experience, both for the apprentice and for the employer. In Aptem, we found a tool that is truly adding value to the service that we’re delivering.
Terry Hodgetts
Director of Corporate Client Solutions, Aston University
At Lifetime we believe that everyone deserves to learn the skills they need to reach their full potential, and we want to make sure that our technology solutions support this vision for every learner. Having completed an in-depth review of the market, we know Aptem is a platform that will enhance our ability to provide an exceptional learning experience for our learners. We are excited to introduce Aptem to learners and employers in the coming months.
Carl Cornish
Chief Operations Officer, Lifetime Training
We were impressed by the functionality that Aptem offered, as well as the robust plans for future development and its potential as a system that could grow with our organisation. In terms of the support you get from Aptem, you couldn’t fault it.
Natalie Hare
Head of Operations, Haddon Training
Aptem was chosen because of its comprehensive design & functionality relating to Apprenticeship delivery. Implementation was fast, and the training we received was excellent. We also have ongoing support which is responsive and helpful.
Clive Green
Managing Director, Active Learning
One of the biggest plusses of Aptem was the fact that we could use it to do all of our submissions. Aptem has now proven to be our one central place, our digital bible if you like.
Steven Willis
CAS Operations Manager, Middlesex University
When we were looking for a new employability system, we knew we needed something that was intuitive, had a great user interface and was flexible to our needs. Compared to other providers, Aptem Employ for Kickstart ticked every box. With the system, we’re able to manage all of our participants’ individual journeys in one central place. We can manage large amounts of data easily and securely, as well as having an automated audit trail. We particularly like the integrated job-search function and the app that allows participants to manage their progress in their preferred manner. It truly is an end-to-end solution that works for participants and coaches alike. Our implementation process was very positive, and we were provided with excellent support, especially from Peter Earls.
Lois Poynting
Performance and Quality Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council
As a platform, Aptem gives us the functionality to manage our apprentices and help them to build quality portfolios for their End Point Assessment. Our faculty, employers, and our learners, really benefit from having all of their information in one central location, and we can use the various reporting, reviews and various functions to track the progress and engagement of the learners. The regular updates to the system provide us with continued flexibility as how we use the system evolves, and enhance our operations and management of our programmes and learners. I'm really grateful for such a positive and knowledgeable Implementation Consultant, who got us started with using Aptem in the first place as a new provider, and who has been on hand to support and provide help when needed!
Lauren Baldock
Operations and Quality Assurance Manager, NCH at Northeastern Limited
Aptem Employ for Kickstart has provided our employability coaches with an interactive system that is really user- friendly and easy-to-understand. The implementation process was supported by Aptem's high- quality implementation consultants who guided us through the process quickly. The flexibility and adaptability of the system are some of Aptem's greatest features.”
Rob Jackson
Kickstart Traineeship Coordinator, Learning Curve
We are very happy that we selected Aptem Apprentice. The programme director can log on and assess the application suitability and take it from there, which saves a lot of time. Having the top-level overview of our apprentice’s progress and the ability to generate reports is great. The ILR functionality is incredibly invaluable. This flexible system saves us considerable time and effort and delivers a high level of insight.
Ruth Eccles
Head of Professional and Workplace Learning, University of Nottingham
Both the changes in our learners’ mindset, to take ownership of their job-search process, and the insight provided by the excellent reporting tools, have resulted in an increase in usage and uptake in a very short space of time. That combined with the additional benefits of improved overall business performance that the Aptem Employ system brings, is extremely encouraging.
Anne Draper
Group Training Manager, Ixion
Aptem allows us to onboard learners and complete compliance documents remotely and efficiently, which has been imperative in the current climate and reduced the time spend on admin. With Aptem’s distance learning functionality, we can continue to provide our clients with excellent training online.​
Paul Wileman
CEO, B-Skill
We have worked with Aptem for a number of years and consider them to be 'Best of Breed' when it comes to delivering a product to support employability programmes. Aptem Employ can be easily configured for our workflows, and their roadmap for continuous improvements is impressive. Aptem Employ is an affordable system that will be continuously updated at no additional cost to ourselves.
James Clements Smith
Managing Director, Prevista
Aptem has allowed us to implement a paperless onboarding process that has saved us considerable administrative time and effort, freeing us up to improve learner experience and ensuring audit compliance with enrolment documents. The Aptem team are really helpful and proactive and we look forward to continuing to work with them.
Karen Morris
Associate Director of Apprenticeships & Business Development, Farnborough College of Technology
Aptem Enrol is user-friendly, flexible and allows for compliant remote-onboarding. We anticipate that it will save us administrative time and money and save on mileage and printing costs, meaning that all-important first meeting with the learner can be focused on teaching and learning.
Daniel Dowson
Director of Funding and MIS, Learning Curve Group
I’ve worked with other ePortfolios in other companies and Aptem is simple and intuitive to use. We have had similar feedback from learners. Aptem is future-proofing our delivery and it’s working brilliantly.
Kelly Pattison
Quality Manager, University Centre Quayside
Whilst investigating the market requirement, it because clear that Aptem was a standout candidate in terms of bringing it all together and reducing the administrative burden. They truly understood our position and needs as a new entrant to the market.
Lewis Small
Project Manager, We Are Digital
A quick note to say how brilliant and supportive your implementation consultant has been in supporting us in getting Aptem up and running and useable. He’s virtually held my hand all the way, with the patience of a saint! He really is a credit to your organisation.
Sara Goldie
Managing Director, Leaders in Business
Many thanks from the Sigma team on the wonderful Aptem interface for learner view. Very easy to use the system, well laid out and all required documents are easy to locate. Excellent feedback from us.
Tricia Allison
Head of Health and Social Care, Sigma
Aptem Employ is an intuitive and highly user-friendly product, that can support our amazing team and delivery partners. We wanted a system that we could get up and running quickly, and easily customise to our requirements. This has been a very positive start to our programme and partnership, and we look forward to working closely with Aptem in the coming months.
Chris Harrison
Executive Director - Employability and Health, Seetec Pluss
Aptem…thank you for existing!
Emily Walsh
Apprenticeship Administration Manager, University of Cambridge
Aptem ensures the smooth delivery of our apprenticeship programmes and reduces the complexity of ESFA, Ofsted, DfE and GDPR compliance. Aptem simplifies many of our processes, significantly reduces costs and saves us plenty of time allowing us to focus on creating high-quality learning journeys. The Aptem team is a pleasure to work with.
Caroline Gascoigne
National Qualifications Manager, DFS
Aptem has been one of the key drivers behind Corndel’s growth, as it has increased our operational efficiencies and simplified many of our processes. We also save a lot of time by using Aptem, as we don’t need to enter the same data twice and staff only have to learn one system that does everything. This has enabled us to spend more time focusing on quality, creating engaging learning journeys that meet the needs of our customers and their workforce.
Mushall Khan
Chief Operating Officer, Corndel
Over time we are customising the system to our requirements. The flexibility of this system is invaluable to us and it has helped us to improve our systems and processes. Issuing and tracking compliance documents has been so much easier – our Compliance Officer loves Aptem. She can see everything in one place and the status of each item. Overall it’s very easy to use the system and find the things we need.
Dominic Scott
CRM/LMS Manager, Bradford College
Aptem has allowed us to merge our MIS and our learner portfolio systems into one place, so we can now truly go out and say we have an end-to-end system for our learners and employers. It has also given us our first foray into ePortfolios for our education learners, so that’s a huge step forward. We now have real-time reporting and real-time performance management of our staff.
Ryan Palmer
Director of Quality and Impact, YMCA
Aptem provides a comprehensive software platform that enables us to focus on designing and delivering high quality apprenticeships.
Pollyanna Magne
Associate Professor & Educational Developer, Programme Director: PGCAP, University of Plymouth
We chose to work with Aptem, after looking at several alternatives, as the entire learning journey (from sign up through to EPA) is embedded into the platform. This saved us money as we could consolidate a number of existing systems in one. Additionally, the investment required demonstrated exceptional value for money and the level of customer service is refreshingly ‘on it’.
James Taylor
Commercial Director, HTFT Partnership
We chose Aptem having assessed a number of systems, because of its vast capability. The breadth of what it can do is impressive and it could properly integrate with our student record system - Banner. Many of the other systems we looked at offered workarounds rather than a full integration. Additionally the capabilities of other systems were narrower than Aptem.
Ian Maude
Head of Apprenticeships, Leeds Beckett University
Aptem provides a comprehensive software platform that enables us to focus on designing and delivering high quality apprenticeships.
Pollyanna Magne
Associate Professor & Educational Developer, Programme Director: PGCAP, University of Plymouth
Prevista deliver quality vocational and employability provision to young people and adults and we have successfully, extensively used Aptem for over five years. Aptem is a transformational platform which de - risks compliance and Ofsted, puts providers, learners and employers in the driving seat – it is a true end to end solution rather than one based on ‘’legacy’’ platforms and is ahead of the curve. Put simply, Aptem is the best technology platform in the sector. Aptem is a key component of our Apprenticeship growth plans. The MWS implementation team is exceptionally helpful and take the pain out of new programme roll - outs.
James Clements-Smith
Managing Director, Prevista
Aptem was chosen because of its comprehensive design & functionality relating to Apprenticeship delivery. Implementation was fast, and the training we received was excellent. We also have ongoing support which is responsive and helpful.
Clive Green
Managing Director, Active Learning
Keele University chose Aptem Apprentice because of its deep functionality and the fact that it could interface with their Student Records System: “Aptem provides a range of functionality which is always being developed – our usage can grow to meet the changing needs of our provision.
Lou Taylor-Murison
Head of Apprenticeships and Experiential Learning, Keele University
Both the changes in our learners’ mindset, to take ownership of their job-search process, and the insight provided by the excellent reporting tools, have resulted in an increase in usage and uptake in a very short space of time. That combined with the additional benefits of improved overall business performance that the Aptem Employ system brings, is extremely encouraging.
Anne Draper
Group Training Manager, Ixion
A quick note to say how brilliant and supportive your implementation consultant has been in supporting us in getting Aptem up and running and useable. He’s virtually held my hand all the way, with the patience of a saint! He really is a credit to your organisation.
Sara Goldie
Managing Director, Leaders in Business
Both the changes in our learners’ mindset, to take ownership of their job-search process, and the insight provided by the excellent reporting tools, have resulted in an increase in usage and uptake in a very short space of time. That combined with the additional benefits of improved overall business performance that the Aptem Employ system brings, is extremely encouraging.​
Anne Draper
Group Training Manager, Ixion

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