About Group Training and Development Limited

Group Training and Development (GTD) Limited was established more than 40 years ago by a number of like-minded manufacturing companies in North Devon. It was created with the vision of promoting and advancing the provision of Apprenticeships in this area, primarily within Engineering, and to provide support to local employers and their trainees in the form of Apprenticeship Training.

To this day, GTD continues to work closely with local businesses to offer comprehensive apprenticeship services to employers in the area who operate in a multitude of engineering and manufacturing disciplines.  This is achieved by supporting employers not only in the selection of apprentices for their business, but also by managing and supporting the training needs of each of their trainees.  Furthermore, the apprenticeships can be specifically tailored to meet the individual requirements of the employers.

The team at GTD has many years of experience, and as a training provider, GTD has an excellent reputation amongst local employers, students and colleges alike. The Group continues to actively engage in local career events, exhibitions, apprenticeship forums, and to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.

What makes GTD different?

GTD is run by employers, for employers. Unlike other training organisations, GTD is recognised as having charitable purpose and is managed by local companies – this means that the Employer-Member companies decide how they want the Group to operate in order that maximum benefit is delivered to the local community, to their businesses and to their apprentices.

GTD is overseen by a Board of Directors, all of whom represent local employers, and who give their time voluntarily to ensure that the focus remains on retaining expertise and talent within the local area.  Additionally, it is normal for all apprentices who complete their training to remain in employment within the area, and achieve their maximum potential within their preferred industry.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, need further information, or would like some advice, please do not hesitate to Contact GTD now.

Mission Statement

GTD exists to provide and deliver first-class, high quality, engineering apprenticeships and training within Devon and Cornwall.
GTD is committed to working with apprentices to develop responsible, ethical and professional behaviours and to encourage apprentices to actively engage in their learning.
GTD, through its own employees, is committed to motivating, mentoring and inspiring all of its apprentices to achieve their full potential and to make a valuable contribution to society.

Vision

GTD endeavours to be the supplier of choice for engineering apprenticeships and training for both local employers and apprentices.

Values

Since its foundation, GTD has been committed to a set of enduring values. These values set standards of behaviour and define what the Group stands for. Values are driven at all levels within GTD, and are intended to be universally adopted and promoted:

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Education and Social Inclusion
  • Ethical and Professional Behaviour
  • Achievement
Group Training and Development
Group Training and Development (GTD) Limited was established more than 40 years ago by a number of like-minded manufacturing companies in North Devon. It was created with the vision of promoting and advancing the provision of Apprenticeships in this area, primarily within Engineering, and to provide support to local employers and their trainees in the form of Apprenticeship Training.

Contact us

Group Training and Development Ltd,
Pandora, Chestwood, Bishops Tawton, Devon, EX32 0AS
T: 07805696783 | E: info@gtdev.co.uk