Become an employer partner
Why should you upskill your employees?
When staff leave your organisation, you invariably have to replace that role. Instead, invest the money you would spend on recruitment and training in your existing employees.
Training will help your staff improve their skills and learn new ones, as well as refresh their knowledge. This will increase their productivity and accelerate your business’ success by staying ahead of competitors.
Developing the skills of your existing staff will demonstrate you value your employees and are invested in them, resulting in a more committed and dedicated workforce.
Partnering up with Warrington & Vale Royal College has been a hugely successful investment of time for the team here at 10:10 Games. It is fantastic to have an educational institution that really cares about ensuring their students are learning exactly what our industry wants and needs, and one that genuinely listens to our experiences from industry to help shape their course offering.
The collaboration with Warrington & Vale Royal College has allowed us to not only meet social value commitments on our contract locally, but to engage with students locally to raise awareness of the opportunities available within the industry and business. Engagements with the college to date have enabled us to meet and work with the next generation of talent.
The apprenticeship has given students the skills, knowledge and confidence to step up into management roles in the company. We have seen a real change in them and really believe the skills they have learnt during their apprenticeship has helped enormously to transition the into team leader roles.
Having a college that invests a lot of their time and resources into making sure their students are equipped for industry is absolutely brilliant. The technical/design and soft skills required for roles within the industry change through time, with the college keeping a close relationship with our sector to prepare their students well for the future.
Working in close partnership with Warrington & Vale Royal College has given both them and us a stronger relationship in terms of sharing ideas and working in collaboration. We have been involved in presentations with the students and they have since become employees of Catalyst Choices giving them opportunities to gain paid experience in all aspects of Health and Social Care.
We are relatively new to the process of employing apprentices, so we very much appreciate the collaboration, flexibility and assistance from Warrington & Vale Royal College. Our current apprentice who attends the college is progressing very well and the facilities available for him to aid his engineering education are fabulous.
The Apprenticeships Team at Warrington & Vale Royal have been brilliant. We have employed two apprentices and found dealing with them has been straightforward and professional. From registering with the government apprenticeship service to finding candidates and then managing the candidates' development and training, we were supported by a friendly and effective team.
As an employer, this is our first apprentice so we were completely new to the process. However, the team at Warrington & Vale Royal College were amazing and took us through every stage carefully and provided excellent guidance and instructions. Overall it has been an excellent experience.