Lander ranked number 29 in 2023 Top 50 SME Apprenticeships Employers in the UK


We are excited to announce that we have been voted number 29 in the 2023 Top 50 SME Apprenticeships Employers rankings.

The rankings recognise the nation’s top apprenticeship employers and are produced annually by the Department for Education.

A Department for Education spokesperson told Lander, “This year competition was fierce, with a record number of entries; therefore, your achievement of making the rankings is a testament to your commitment to delivering a high-quality apprenticeship programme.”

Lander Group HR Manager Anita Davenport-Brooks added, “It is great to be recognised again. Even though last year we changed providers and struggled to recruit apprentices, we still believe as an organisation that apprentices are the future talent of this business.

This recognition confirms we are still doing the right things to encourage individuals into manufacturing and engineering.”


We launched our highly successful Apprenticeships Programme in 2016 and have welcomed over 350 apprentices into our business since then.

Several of our apprentices have been able to progress from roles in production manufacturing into other roles in areas including, Team Leadership, Quality, IT, Human Resources, Purchasing, Software Engineering, Maintenance, Tool Room Engineering, and Logistics.


Our programme offers a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Qualification when successfully completed. Apprentices complete a 6 week classroom based learning programme before moving into different areas of the manufacturing arena to further develop their knowledge and skills.


Our apprenticeship programme has won numerous nationally recognised awards since its inception and we see it as a cornerstone to the successful future of our business.