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Employer Skills Academies

The College has partnered with a host of local, regional and national businesses to create our award-winning Employer Skills Academies.

An exclusive innovative teaching and learning programme, the academies aim to provide an outstanding technical and professional education for our students.

 

Employer Skills Academies

OUR ACADEMY SPONSORS

We currently have 23 active Employer Skills Academies with 19 different employers. The academies cover a variety of sectors and subject areas from construction, IT and catering to professional makeup, business and sport. Two of our Employer Skills Academies have been built to support all of our 15,000 College students.

We have previously partnered with Discovery STEM Education, Liberty Speciality Steels, Millgate and PJ Taste from 2019-2021, UNIHEADS from 2020-2022, and WANdisco from 2019-2023, you can find more information about those academy partnerships by clicking the link below.

 

Each Employer Skills Academy has its own designated space within the College that is branded by the employer sponsor, creating a professional business environment for our College students.

Please select one of our academy programmes to find out more about that specific Employer Skills Academy, including any press releases, news articles and employer quotes.

  • Barclays Life Skills Employer Skills Academy

    Barclays Life Skills Employer Skills Academy

  • MSK Professional Cookery & Patisserie Employer Skills Academy

    MSK Professional Cookery & Patisserie Employer Skills Academy

  • Work-Wise Engineering Employer Skills Academy

    Work-Wise Engineering Employer Skills Academy

  • Greene King Catering and Hospitality Employer Skills Academy

    Greene King Catering and Hospitality Employer Skills Academy

  • Kinetic Solutions Group Engineering Employer Skills Academy

    Kinetic Solutions Group Engineering Employer Skills Academy

  • Veezu Business, Sales and Marketing Employer Skills Academy

    Veezu Business, Sales and Marketing Employer Skills Academy

  • Highlander Digital Infrastructure Employer Skills Academy

    Highlander Digital Infrastructure Employer Skills Academy

  • Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business and Enterprise Employer Skills Academy

    Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business and Enterprise Employer Skills Academy

  • Yorkshire Film and TV Employer Skills Academy

    Yorkshire Film and TV Employer Skills Academy

  • LivingCare Healthcare Employer Skills Academy

    LivingCare Healthcare Employer Skills Academy

  • Kryolan Professional Make Up Employer Skills Academy

    Kryolan Professional Make Up Employer Skills Academy

  • Kier Construction Employer Skills Academy

    Kier Construction Employer Skills Academy

  • HEW Coaching and Development Employer Skills Academy

    HEW Coaching and Development Employer Skills Academy

  • Force Contracts Plumbing Employer Skills Academy

    Force Contracts Plumbing Employer Skills Academy

  • The University of Sheffield Healthcare Employer Skills Academy

    The University of Sheffield Healthcare Employer Skills Academy

  • GB Hair Employer Skills Academy

    GB Hair Employer Skills Academy

  • University of Sheffield A Levels Employer Skills Academy

    University of Sheffield A Levels Employer Skills Academy

  • Elite Sports Employer Skills Academy

    Elite Sports Employer Skills Academy

  • Reach Software Development Employer Skills Academy

    Reach Software Development Employer Skills Academy

  • Highlander Computing (HE) Employer Skills Academy

    Highlander Computing (HE) Employer Skills Academy

  • NextGen Games, Animation and Visual Effects Employer Skills Academy

    NextGen Games, Animation and Visual Effects Employer Skills Academy

HOW DO THE ACADEMY STUDENTS BENEFIT

The academies will enable selected college students, with a proven aptitude and positive work ethic, to enhance their college studies by engaging with professional industry experts.

 

Being a member of one of our Employer Skills Academies allows students to:

  • Develop their knowledge and skills within a specific sector under the guidance of an industry expert
  • Interact with industry professionals through workshop and masterclasses
  • Enhance their skills by working on real-life projects set by the employer
  • Gain valuable experience of work through placement opportunities
  • Get an insight into the world of work through site visits and tours of employer premises

 

Students will receive exclusive opportunities to:

  • Explore all aspects of their sponsor's business
  • Take part in lectures with specialist speakers
  • Attend various trips and visits to employer premises and that of their supply chain
  • Gain valuable experience to enhance their CV through industry placements
  • Work as a team on specialist projects set by their sponsor
  • Develop their knowledge and skills through masterclasses and workshops delivered by their sponsor and their supply chain
  • Enhance their employability skills through CV workshops and mock interviews
  • Get an employer reference for them to use on their CV and in future interviews
  • Be involved in sector-specific local, regional and national events and competitions