about us

Sanctuary Personnel is a multi-award winning recruitment company based in Ipswich town centre providing health, social care and criminal justice professionals throughout the UK.


Our commitment to best practice has seen us grow in stature, with many milestones en route to employing over 250 people at our Ipswich head office. We are one of the largest employers of apprentices in the region, with over 40 apprentices currently employed. We continually look to evolve and grow our team to build on our successful apprenticeship academy. Our large, diverse workforce ensures that the skills of apprentices are fully utilised across our departments in the most effective way.

We can support local employers within the Suffolk area with apprenticeship training in a range of qualifications

WHY us?

Sanctuary Personnel have been employing and developing apprentices for over 10 years. This means we are best placed to support like-minded businesses achieve the very best for their apprentices.


Our popular apprenticeship academy is designed for motivated and ambitious individuals who have a desire to learn and progress in fast-paced working environments, in return we offer training across key business areas, including customer service, business administration and management. We work closely with local schools and colleges to promote our opportunities and attract the right people for your business. It is an increasingly attractive alternative career path to traditional academic study, allowing apprentices to gain practical experience in the workplace, alongside studying for a national vocational qualification (NVQ) over a 12-month period. Apprentices offer employers the advantage of being able to strengthen and diversify their team of professionals, providing a positive future of skilled talent that is tailored to your business needs.

With apprenticeships you can enhance your workforce and introduce a fresh perspective to your business.”

Get In Go Far, HM Government

how it works

As a commercial business, we understand that apprenticeship training needs to fit around the needs of your business. We therefore like to work closely with you to discuss your specific requirements and ensure that both your needs, and that of the apprentice are confidently met.


Our flexible training programme will be provided by our team of friendly trainers from either your own offices or at our central facilities, to suit your requirements. During the training, you will have the support of our dedicated apprenticeship team who will remain on hand to respond to any questions that you or your apprentice have regarding the training being provided.


We will spend time with your apprentice to carry out an initial assessment of their knowledge, skills and abilities and will devise a structured learning plan that involves all parties. Our extensive experience of training successful apprentices has made us passionate about the training we deliver today, which is why we go the extra step to maintain regular progress reviews with the apprentice and you, as the employer.


Our assessors will be responsible for:

• Devising a training plan • Guiding the learner to produce a portfolio of work-based training • Coaching learners and providing support in respect of functional skills • Ensuring all learners are fully safeguarded within their workplace


Assessments will be carried out by a range of methods, including:

• On-the-job observations of the learner • Project work devised to showcase the skills required for the role and apprenticeship • Expert witness testimonies • Off-the-job training

Discover how the Sanctuary Personnel apprentice alumni have progressed to become qualified accountants, IT managers, marketing executives and compliance leaders.