About Opportunity

Opportunity was created with one core purpose – to provide equal learning and development opportunities for all learners. To develop them as independent, confident and successful individuals with high aspirations, allowing them to make a lasting impact within their community.

As part of this, our experienced L&D team provide training for our colleagues and support some of the largest businesses across the UK & Ireland in reaching their L&D objectives. This includes everything from Levy managed services, SIA Licence training and Sector-Based Work Programmes.

We also recognise that a one size fits all approach doesn’t always work. Opportunity can work with you to create a tailored approach to your L&D requirements.

Why work with us?

  • Full UK & Ireland Coverage
  • Tailored Programmes available to meet your company’s objectives
  • Blended Solutions available
  • Dedicated Account Managers
  • Varied learning delivery – virtual and face-to-face.

Apprenticeship Levy Managed Services

All employers in the UK with a wage bill of more than £3 million must pay 0.5% of their payroll into a central levy ‘pot’. Our experienced team can help you to understand the apprenticeship levy, including processes and procedures. We can also advise you how to use it or even coordinate the apprenticeship levy on your behalf. The extensive support we provide, allows employers to maximise the benefits and enhance the opportunities they provide their workforce.


We are passionate about developing people through a diverse and comprehensive range of apprenticeships. Whether you are looking to recruit and train new apprentices or develop the skills of your existing workforce, we have a bespoke solution for you.

We self-deliver apprenticeship training to our colleagues and to some of the largest Levy payers across the UK & Ireland, using a combination of multi-sector capability, client insights and experience to create tailored content relevant to each business. We are proud of our ability to deliver learning and development solutions that can transform a learner’s career. But don’t just hear it from us, several of our learners, who have completed or are currently enrolled on an apprenticeship, have shared their experiences.

This course so far, has had a huge impact on my day-to-day role, as a Site Supervisor. I never imagined the psychology behind being a supervisor/manager, but the course has opened up my eyes and helped me both my professional and personal life. 

Milton Karamuri, Site Supervisor, Team Leader/Supervisor L3 Apprenticeship

 I decided to start an apprenticeship because of the transferrable skills associated with it. I also gained formal qualifications in maths and English; this was invaluable as English is my second language. Aside from the skills I learnt, it also gave me confidence in my ability which led to a job promotion.” 

Ivona Moscalu, Shift Manager, Performing Service Operations LX Apprenticeship

Commercial Short Courses

An essential part of corporate governance is providing your workforce with the knowledge and skills required to keep them safe in the workplace. Our commercial short courses provide an in-depth, practical look at how your employees can meet their responsibility in safeguarding themselves, colleagues, clients and the public.

  • Health & Safety
    Atalian Servest is an authorised provider of IOSH Managing Safely and Working Safely training. Health and safety training is a key element of our induction programmes which are tailored to each client and environment. Fire Safety course are also available, with approved instructors either online or in person.

“On behalf of the team & myself, we thank you for delivering a great course, helping us to achieve our health and safety plans.” Anthony Russell, Facilities Manager, DS Smith.

  • First Aid in the Workplace
    The First Aid at Work refresher course ensures that all first aiders in your business have up to date first aid knowledge, helping you fulfil the strong recommendations by the HSE (first aid regulations 1981). This course can be done online or can also be done with one of our approved instructors locally.
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
    We offer classroom courses at your workplace as a one-day courses or video online courses with experts on mental health conditions. This is ideal for all employees to give them a better understanding of mental health in the workplace.

SIA Security Training

As a leading security provider, with the biggest clients in the UK & Ireland, we specialise in delivering the SIA License qualification, providing individuals with the opportunity to become qualified security professionals, thus increasing their earning potential.

Our experienced trainers provide training for your employees to be licensed in the following areas;

  • Door Supervisor
  • Security Guarding
  • CCTV
  • Close Protection

Functional Skills

Our Functional Skills training provides Maths and English qualifications that are crafted for and support all levels of learners. We believe everyone should have equal opportunities to develop practical skills needed in real-life situations.

Depending on the type of apprenticeship being taken, and the level of Maths and English already achieved, apprentices may also need a functional skills qualification.

  • Level 2 apprentices require Maths and English at Level 1 and must attempt all elements of the Level 2 qualification.
  • Level 3 apprentices require Maths and English at level 2.

Sector Based Work Academies

In partnership with the UK Government and Jobcentre Plus, we deliver the Sector-Based Work Academies (SWAP), supporting those receiving unemployment benefits to apply for jobs in a different area of work. As your training provider, we can support in meeting your immediate and future recruitment needs by creating a future-fit workforce.

SWAP is made up of three core placements and can last up to six weeks.

1. Pre-Employment Training

Funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and self-delivered by Atalian Servest.

2. Work Experience Placement

Individuals enrolled on the SWAP will be given a work experience placement in your business, enabling them to develop their skills in a real working environment. We can combine the work experience placement and pre-employment training if this better suits your requirements.

3. A guaranteed job interview. 

At the end of the placement, a guaranteed job interview will not only allow you to select the best candidates but, will give participants invaluable interview experience. During this process, you may also want to consider whether an apprenticeship opportunity would be beneficial for your business and the candidate, which we can support.

How can Opportunity support your learning & development objectives?

We understand that a one size fits all approach doesn’t always work. Opportunity can work with your business to provide you with a bespoke offer – we can create a training programme that fits your needs and is targeted to your business goals. 

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