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Become an employer partner

Are you looking to develop the skills of your workforce or attract new talent?

Warrington & Vale Royal College are proud to work in partnership with over 500 local, national and international employers to provide a wide range of training programmes that can be tailored to your business. With our bespoke training packages and skills analysis, we can work with you to create a more proficient and effective workforce that fosters a culture of continued professional development.

We offer a huge variety of courses across a range of sectors and if our existing offer doesn't fit, we will work with you to customise a training programme that suits your organisation's needs. Start dates can vary throughout the year and we have flexible delivery methods.

Why should you retrain and upskill your employees?

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Save money

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.

Improve efficiency

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.

Staff retention

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.

Why choose to upskill your staff with Warrington & Vale Royal College?

  • 85% of our employers said that their employee is learning valuable knowledge and skills at Warrington & Vale Royal College.
  • 8/10 of our employers agreed that Warrington & Vale Royal College responded quickly to sign-up employees.
  • 83% of employers stated that Warrington & Vale Royal College understood their organisation's business and training needs.
  • 3/4 of our employers said that Warrington & Vale Royal College deal with employer queries efficiently and effectively.

Our specialist staff can provide the following services:

  • Free skills analysis
  • Training packages that are bespoke to your organisation
  • A dedicated Account Manager assigned to you from your first enquiry
  • Free apprenticeship recruitment service, matching candidates to your vacancy
  • Flexible delivery models with courses starting all year.
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Why should you upskill your employees?

Save Money

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.

Efficiency

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.

Retention

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.


Judge us by the companies we keep:

Judge Us By The Company We Keep

Our employer partners support us in many ways.

This includes employing apprentices, offering industry placements, helping us to shape our curriculum offer, attending steering group meetings, participating in college events such as Employer Week and Find Your Match, and delivering guest lectures to students.

Watch the videos below to learn more about how we are working with 10:10 Games, InnovateHer, Aico and Catalyst Choices to enrich the experiences of our students and fully prepare them for their future careers.

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Arthur Parsons
Design Director at 10:10 Games

We are working in partnership with 10:10 Games to ensure our students are at the centre of future entertainment.

Our Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) students benefit from live briefs, industry placements and workshops covering everything from technical and creative skills to soft skills and career advice. Together, we’re ensuring our students are uniquely equipped to progress into the multi-billion pound gaming industry.

Chelsea Slater
Co-Founder and Director of InnovateHer

We are working in partnership with InnovateHer, a unique extra-curricular enterprise support programme with a mission to 'get girls ready for the tech industry, and the industry ready for girls.'

Through their educational programme, our Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) students will connect with real-life industry role models and be given the opportunity to interact with leading employers and learn new digital skills.

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Alex Parker
Account Manager at Aico

We are working in partnership with Aico, the European market leader in Home Life Safety, who are passionate about getting students job-ready in the technical industry.

Students studying in our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academy benefit from this partnership by having access to their Expert Installer Training session which they deliver at the college several times throughout the academic year.

Grace Nolan, Director of People,
Michelle Malley, Head of Learning & Development, and
Ron Barker, Learning & Development Co-Ordinator at Catalyst Choices

Students studying in our Health & Social Care Academy benefit from an excellent ongoing partnership with Catalyst Choices who provide industry placement opportunities for students, regularly visit the college to deliver guest lectures, and make use of our outstanding facilities to deliver training to their own staff.

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.

The students at Warrington & Vale Royal College are a credit to the hardworking staff, they represent the college with distinction. I would not hesitate to take on any work placement opportunities and even employed work with these students as they grow and develop their careers at the Health & Social Care Academy.


Employer Week

Warrington & Vale Royal College is committed to being a place where a qualification becomes a career.

A key element of this ethos is providing students with opportunities to meet and engage with a range of employers. This underpins their entire time at college, however each year, we dedicate an entire week to inviting employers in to college to meet our students, talk to them about opportunities in their industry and their organisations, and support them in considering their future career options. Check out some photos of our most recent Employer Weeks below.

Preparing students for the world of work is a vital part of what we do at Warrington & Vale Royal College and we couldn’t do it without the support of employers who take time out of their busy schedules to visit our students and provide incredibly valuable insight.

If you'd like to support a future event, please use the form below to register your interest, or call 01925 494 555.

Read more about our most recent Employer Week Register your interest in supporting an event
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