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Discover our brand new £3 million cyber and engineering facilities in Cheltenham for students and apprentices.

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Our focus is on shaping students to meet real business needs. With experience and connections to over 1000 employers, we can take you from classroom to career.

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Retrain for a new career or improve skills in your current one. Online courses available in business, IT, care and more, to study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support.

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Grow talent in-house with apprenticeships. Cash incentives available for your business available until 30 September 2021. 

 

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Develop the tech skills your business needs in-house

Cyber Security | Infrastructure Technician | Network Engineering | Software Development and Testing

Engineering Training at Gloucestershire College

We are passionate about nurturing engineers for the future and encouraging new talent into the industry. 

We believe that Engineering apprentices should be out in the workplace from day one, learning how your business works and working on real life projects.

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A brand new, purpose-built innovation space opening at Gloucestershire College's Cheltenham Campus, September 2021

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Improve workplace productivity and upgrade employees' skills with our range of affordable professional short courses in business, IT, HR and management.

Professional Training and Apprenticeships for your Business

Upskill your existing members of staff or recruit new talent

Accountancy | Business Admin | Customer Services | HR | Management | Marketing

Recruit construction and trade apprentices to receive up to £4,000

Hire an apprentice this September and receive up to £4,000 for each apprentice taken on. We offer a free recruitment service so get in touch with our Business Hub team today. 

business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk 

Business Hub

The GC Business Hub is dedicated to supporting businesses with employee training and apprenticeship programmes. Our Business Hub team can help you identify suitable professional programmes to upskill your existing staff members, as well as recruit new apprentices to help fill skills gaps in your organisation.

We have training programmes available in a wide range of areas, including Automotive, Business Support, Construction, Early Years, Education, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, IT and Cyber Security, Management and Marketing.

We are here to support your business. For expert apprenticeship and training advice, contact our team today via: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk

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Cheltenham’s Economic Recovery Task Force launches new employer survey as it looks to accelerate take-up of apprenticeships

Cheltenham’s Economic Recovery Task Force, the public-private leadership body formed to spearhead Cheltenham’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has today launched a new survey targeting employers in the town with the aim of understanding perceptions and attitudes towards apprenticeships and how they can support business recovery in the town.

Gloucestershire College is delighted to be the first college in England to offer a degree apprenticeship recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - Photo of Andy Bates and Matthew Burgess

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship recognised by the NCSC

Gloucestershire College is delighted to be the first college in England to offer a degree apprenticeship recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ, for delivering quality education and training. The Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security, delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded provisional certification by the UK’s cyber experts, in the latest round of its certified degree initiative. Read more here.

Join the local businesses making a difference to young people here in Gloucestershire through the government’s Kickstart Scheme

Local businesses have answered the call to action from Gloucestershire College to provide almost 200 Kickstart Scheme placements for young people across the county. Successful placements are underway but more employers are still encouraged to step forward. Gloucestershire College is looking for businesses of all sizes and sectors to provide six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24-years-old. The government will cover the wage and expenses associated with providing the placement, all employers have to do is provide the opportunity. Read more here.

Tewkesbury and Cheltenham lead the way as SMEs flood in to claim grants of up to £40,000 through Scale Up 4 Growth - Image showing outside Gloucestershire's Cheltenham campus with Scale Up 4 Growth logo in circle.

Tewkesbury and Cheltenham lead the way as SMEs flood in to claim grants of up to £40,000 through Scale Up 4 Growth

Scale Up 4 Growth has received an astonishing number of applications for the scheme designed to help businesses grow. The impact of the pandemic and the rise of start-up businesses during lockdown means the demand for funding grants like Scale Up 4 Growth is higher than ever. Find out more here.

Employer Success Stories

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Employer case study: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Tewkesbury - HR Apprenticeship Success

Gloucestershire College proudly partners with Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as their apprenticeship training provider. We caught up with Tony Collingwood, General Manager at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Tewkesbury to find out why HR apprenticeships have formed an essential part of their business. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: Bloor Homes - Developing skills for the future

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. David Auker-Howlett, Apprentice Master at Bloor Homes shared with us how their apprenticeship programme works, and the continued success of their apprentices, even during a pandemic. Read more

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: HPR Services LTD - Growing and developing our workforce from within

HPR Services LTD has grown and developed since they started trading five years ago. The original business model had apprenticeships right at the core of their organisation and this still remains the case today. Through investing in their workforce, HPR has been able to successfully expand with a team of loyal and dedicated employees, many of which have completed apprenticeships to upskill and train. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: WestRock - Investing in staff through apprenticeships

Through embedding a culture of continual professional development within your organisation, both your employees and your business will benefit. Find out more from Jon Wood, Operations Director at WestRock Tewkesbury, who explains why apprenticeships form a crucial part of their business. Find out more here.

Apprentice Success Stories

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Degree Apprentices Awarded Runners Up Prize in National Engineering Competition

Congratulations to Marcus Evans, Charlie Lodge, Eleanor Brisland, Oliver Tutton and Ezra Price who were awarded the Runners Up Prize in the national Engineering For People Design Challenge 2021. Read more here.

GC Apprentice Finalist in South West Business and Community Awards

Congratulations to Leanne Finch who is a finalist the 2021 South West Business and Community Awards, nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year.’ Leanne won the award in 2020 and is back for a second year to reclaim her title. We caught up with Leanne to congratulate her on this amazing achievement.

Apprentice case study, Morgan - Infrastructure Technician Level 3 Apprentice with Gloucestershire College at Integra Schools. Integra logo in white circle with a computer in the background.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Morgan Hussey, ICT Helpdesk Technician Apprentice at Integra Schools

We spoke to Morgan about what day to day life is like as a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprentice with Gloucestershire College working at Integra Schools. If you're thinking about pursuing a career in IT, an apprenticeship is a great route to train and gain hands on experience. Find out more below.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Daniel Burch, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Tree Shop

Gloucestershire College proudly works with Tree Shop to train their new Digital Marketing Apprentice, Daniel. Tree Shop, based in the Forest of Dean, is a successful online business producing thousands of orders every year. Owners John and Walter Davis have great ambitions for the business and welcomed Daniel to their team in November 2020 with an exciting job role combining a love of the outdoors and nature with the technical skills of digital marketing. We caught up with Daniel to find out how his apprenticeship is going so far. Read more here.

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