Runshaw Business Centre is celebrating achieving excellent results in the latest FE Choices Employer Satisfaction Survey.

The Chorley-based provider of apprenticeships and professional qualifications has been praised for its training standards, scoring 8.8 out of 10 for employer satisfaction for the 2012/13 academic year, a seven per cent increase from the previous year.

Organised by the Skills Funding Agency, the annual FE Choices survey collates feedback from employers and rates all aspects of training delivered by providers.

From responses received, Runshaw scored 9 out of 10 for staff professionalism and flexibility in the delivery of training programmes and when asked if they would recommend Runshaw to others, the training provider scored 9.2 out of 10.

With a commitment to supporting the needs of learners by providing an outstanding educational experience, this recognition follows similar praise received from Ofsted, which has held Runshaw as an example of best practice.

Adrian Roscoe, business centre manager added: “We are delighted with our FE Choices results as they highlight our commitment and dedication to ensuring that employers receive a high level of service focused around their training needs.

“We received comments from employers across a range of sectors and the responses demonstrate that we are providing extensive support whilst also building strong relationships with them and their learners.

Elizabeth Heyes, human resources officer, at Wigan and Leigh Housing Company Limited has employed apprentices through Runshaw since September 2007.

She said: “Runshaw Business Centre continues to provide us with an excellent service and we have been continually impressed with all of the assessors.

“They listen to our business needs and continue to meet them whilst ensuring that all training of apprentices caters to our business needs.”