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Employers

We work with many businesses throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Whether you are looking for an apprentice, to offer work experience to our students or provide short courses for your current employees, we have something to support you and your business.

Read our Employer Guide for Apprenticeship Programmes

Download hereRead our Employer Guide for Apprenticeship Programmes

Are you an employer looking to recruit new talent of all ages in a cost effective way?

Do you have current apprenticeship vacancies you are looking to fill?

Register now to attend our Apprenticeship Fair – in partnership with Lichfield District Council
Location: Lichfield College
Date: 30th November
Time: 1pm – 4pm

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  • We can support your business needs

    There are many ways South Staffordshire College can help your business:

  • Hire an apprentice

    Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way for employers to recruit fresh talent, upskill your existing workforce, and increase your profit margin.

    With government funding of at least 95%, incentives of up to £3,000 and a talent pool of eager apprentices all wanting to work for recognised employers.

    We work with many apprentices and businesses throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands and are delighted to have been announced as the best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training and the Best College in West Midlands for Apprenticeship Achievement award this year.

    This, coupled with the year’s earlier success seeing the college recognised as the top college in the West Midlands for Apprenticeship Achievement, rewards the hard work and commitment of staff to deliver an outstanding apprenticeship provision for its apprentices

    Contact our apprenticeship team and we’ll get in touch to talk you through hiring an apprentice.
    Email the team

  • Online CPD courses for your employees

    FREE Level 2 distance learning courses

    Study a wide range of courses in Health and social care, Children and young people, mental health, IT and digital skills, workplace and business skills and health and fitness. Take a look at the full list of distance learning courses, and apply online today.

    View Our Distance Learning Courses

     

    CPD certified courses

    We have a range of cross-sector CPD certified courses and programmes designed to support you with their continued professional development. CPD courses are auto assessed and your certificate is available immediately upon successful completion.  We have over 40 CPD courses to support you with your professional development.
    View our courses

  • Work experience

    Employers like you are playing a key role in creating opportunities for young people in the local community at the start of their careers to develop their technical and employability skills and build confidence. We are passionate about work experience and industry placements because they offer excellent opportunities for both employers and young people.

    If you would like to offer some of our students work experience please get in touch.
    Email the team

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

    South Staffordshire College has been developing the use of virtual work experiences for our learners. We have been exploring how we can specifically incorporate virtual reality and augmented reality into student experiences. Providing students with experience of industry is a vital part of what we offer, so we are better preparing them for life after education.

    Although this was primarily introduced because of covid, what we have discovered that the inclusive nature of virtual experiences has the potential to provide all learners an opportunity to experience industry setting, in circumstances when otherwise they would have been unable to. Ensuring that the project is fully inclusive and available to all.

    Providing our learners with VR & AR experience of work settings is also beneficial for employers that work in a high-risk setting. Using VR & AR we will still be able to ensure our learners experience these settings, but from the safety of home and college. Our virtual work experience programme will remove barriers of cost and geographical location for our learners. This Virtual Work Experience project enables more young people to engage with you as employers to develop an understanding of the world of work in a meaningful way.

    Dependent and the time you can commit, there are three distinct levels of involvement that you can choose from:

    Level 1 – 360 recording

    Level 1 requires the least minimal input from you the employer/industry specialist. The 360 degree recording of key rooms, settings, and areas within the place of business is simple and easy and will be undertaken by a member of staff from South Staffordshire College and using our 360 camera to scan each room takes minutes.

    Level 2 – 360 recording and interview

    Level 2 includes all of level 1 plus the option to record on camera information about you, the employer, the setting you work in, pathways into employment, progression, and anything else you think relevant. Face to face interviews can then be embedded in the 360 virtual images to enhance the virtual experience.

    Level 3 – 360 recording, interview and learner visit to industry setting

    Level 3 includes all of level 1 and 2 plus we would invite employers to meet our learners on campus or in the industry setting. Work with SSC to develop a virtual work experience programme.

    All 360 recording and footage will be made available to employers that take part. Contact Claire Pinder-Smith for more info – claire.pinder-smith@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • We can support your business needs

    There are many ways South Staffordshire College can help your business:

  • Hire an apprentice

    Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way for employers to recruit fresh talent, upskill your existing workforce, and increase your profit margin.

    With government funding of at least 95%, incentives of up to £3,000 and a talent pool of eager apprentices all wanting to work for recognised employers.

    We work with many apprentices and businesses throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands and are delighted to have been announced as the best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training and the Best College in West Midlands for Apprenticeship Achievement award this year.

    This, coupled with the year’s earlier success seeing the college recognised as the top college in the West Midlands for Apprenticeship Achievement, rewards the hard work and commitment of staff to deliver an outstanding apprenticeship provision for its apprentices

    Contact our apprenticeship team and we’ll get in touch to talk you through hiring an apprentice.
    Email the team

  • Online CPD courses for your employees

    FREE Level 2 distance learning courses

    Study a wide range of courses in Health and social care, Children and young people, mental health, IT and digital skills, workplace and business skills and health and fitness. Take a look at the full list of distance learning courses, and apply online today.

    View Our Distance Learning Courses

     

    CPD certified courses

    We have a range of cross-sector CPD certified courses and programmes designed to support you with their continued professional development. CPD courses are auto assessed and your certificate is available immediately upon successful completion.  We have over 40 CPD courses to support you with your professional development.
    View our courses

  • Work experience

    Employers like you are playing a key role in creating opportunities for young people in the local community at the start of their careers to develop their technical and employability skills and build confidence. We are passionate about work experience and industry placements because they offer excellent opportunities for both employers and young people.

    If you would like to offer some of our students work experience please get in touch.
    Email the team

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

    South Staffordshire College has been developing the use of virtual work experiences for our learners. We have been exploring how we can specifically incorporate virtual reality and augmented reality into student experiences. Providing students with experience of industry is a vital part of what we offer, so we are better preparing them for life after education.

    Although this was primarily introduced because of covid, what we have discovered that the inclusive nature of virtual experiences has the potential to provide all learners an opportunity to experience industry setting, in circumstances when otherwise they would have been unable to. Ensuring that the project is fully inclusive and available to all.

    Providing our learners with VR & AR experience of work settings is also beneficial for employers that work in a high-risk setting. Using VR & AR we will still be able to ensure our learners experience these settings, but from the safety of home and college. Our virtual work experience programme will remove barriers of cost and geographical location for our learners. This Virtual Work Experience project enables more young people to engage with you as employers to develop an understanding of the world of work in a meaningful way.

    Dependent and the time you can commit, there are three distinct levels of involvement that you can choose from:

    Level 1 – 360 recording

    Level 1 requires the least minimal input from you the employer/industry specialist. The 360 degree recording of key rooms, settings, and areas within the place of business is simple and easy and will be undertaken by a member of staff from South Staffordshire College and using our 360 camera to scan each room takes minutes.

    Level 2 – 360 recording and interview

    Level 2 includes all of level 1 plus the option to record on camera information about you, the employer, the setting you work in, pathways into employment, progression, and anything else you think relevant. Face to face interviews can then be embedded in the 360 virtual images to enhance the virtual experience.

    Level 3 – 360 recording, interview and learner visit to industry setting

    Level 3 includes all of level 1 and 2 plus we would invite employers to meet our learners on campus or in the industry setting. Work with SSC to develop a virtual work experience programme.

    All 360 recording and footage will be made available to employers that take part. Contact Claire Pinder-Smith for more info – claire.pinder-smith@southstaffs.ac.uk

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Sector-based work academies

Support your local community by providing sector based work academy programmes for local people in your workplace.

Sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP) can support you to create a skilled workforce for your business and are designed to help individuals who are ready for work and in receipt of benefits to secure employment. They are designed by you the employer to meet your employment requirements and can last up to 6 weeks.

We will support you with your recruitment by ensuring candidates have the right skills for the job.

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Government Kickstart Scheme

If you are offering job placements as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, we can support your business by providing bespoke employability support to those employed through the scheme.

Through the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, we will be delivering a bespoke training wrap around programme to embed work skills to promote sustainable employment.

For more information about how we can help your business, please email enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk or call: 0300 456 2424.

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