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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.

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  • 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 emplyees

    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

  • Short courses to upskill your staff

    These are a range of recognised qualifications from NPTC, Qualsafe and B-Pec

    A full range of courses are available that include :
    • Emergency First Aid (1 day course)
    • First Aid at Work (3 day course)
    • Manual handling (Half day)
    • Land based/Agricultural machinery (1 day to 3 days)
    • Arborists equipment – chainsaw, stump grinder, chipper (1 day to 5 days)
    • Construction short courses – CSCS card and Gas safety

    Plus a range of flexible in-house training to meet employers needs that can cover – machinery and equipment, fire awareness and basic H&S at work.
    View our short courses

    If you’d like to find out more about short courses please contact robin.ough@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • 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 emplyees

    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

  • Short courses to upskill your staff

    These are a range of recognised qualifications from NPTC, Qualsafe and B-Pec

    A full range of courses are available that include :
    • Emergency First Aid (1 day course)
    • First Aid at Work (3 day course)
    • Manual handling (Half day)
    • Land based/Agricultural machinery (1 day to 3 days)
    • Arborists equipment – chainsaw, stump grinder, chipper (1 day to 5 days)
    • Construction short courses – CSCS card and Gas safety

    Plus a range of flexible in-house training to meet employers needs that can cover – machinery and equipment, fire awareness and basic H&S at work.
    View our short courses

    If you’d like to find out more about short courses please contact robin.ough@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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