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Our Previous Sponsors

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.

Our Previous Sponsors

 

As part of the college's Employer Skills Academy programme, we have previously partnered with Liberty Speciality Steels and PJ Taste from 2019-2021, and UNIHEADS from 2020-2022, you can find more information about those academy partnerships below.

  • PJ Taste Catering Employer Skills Academy

    PJ Taste Catering Employer Skills Academy

  • Millgate Cyber Security Employer Skills Academy

    Millgate Cyber Security Employer Skills Academy

  • UNIHEADS Mental Health & Well-being Employer Skills Academy

    UNIHEADS Mental Health & Well-being Employer Skills Academy

  • WANdisco Data Employer Skills Academy

    WANdisco Data Employer Skills Academy

  • The Discovery STEM Education Employer Skills Academy

    The Discovery STEM Education Employer Skills Academy

  • Liberty Steel Female Engineering Employer Skills Academy

    Liberty Steel Female Engineering Employer Skills Academy

HOW DO THE ACADEMY STUDENTS BENEFIT

The academies enabled 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 PREVIOUS EMPLOYER SKILLS ACADEMIES ALLOWED 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 RECEIVED 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