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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

Employer Success Stories

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#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.

#NAW2021 Why should your business hire an apprentice?

Whilst hundreds of local organisations are great advocates for apprenticeships in the county, there are still many great businesses in Gloucestershire who are yet to reap the rewards of running an apprenticeship programme. Find out why your business should hire an apprentice here.

The latest from the GC Business Hub

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Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before September 2021

In July 2020, the government announced new incentive payments for employers to encourage the recruitment of new apprentices. Originally planned to end on 31 January 2021, the incentive payments have now been extended for a third time to September 2021. The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired is also being increased to £3,000 from April 2021. With the existing £1000 incentive for taking on a 16-18 apprentice, this now means businesses will receive up to £4000 per apprentice recruited.

Scale Up 4 Growth launches in Gloucestershire with £1m of grants available to help the region’s SMEs scale and grow

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G), a funding and support programme that brings together experts from Gloucestershire College, UWE Bristol and NatWest, will deliver grant funding and support to businesses in Gloucestershire. With £1m of grants available for SMEs, the scheme provides an incredible opportunity for Gloucestershire's businesses to grow. Read more here.

85 Kickstart roles available with Gloucestershire businesses

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce that there are 85 vacancies available to motivated young people across Gloucestershire, through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. The new incentive, launched in October, was created to support 16 to 24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, to reduce the risk of them becoming long-term unemployed. It offers a six-month paid job with a local employer, funded by the government.

How to apply for apprenticeship incentives

Any business who hires / has hired a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021 is currently eligible to receive the following incentive payments from the government of £2,000 for every new apprentice aged 16-24 and £1500 for every new apprentice aged 25 and over. This is addition to a further £1,000 if the apprentice is aged 16 to 18-years-old. Find out how to apply for these incentives, via the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS).

Apprentice Success Stories

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#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Taylor Watson, Cyber Degree Apprentice at Cyber Security Associates

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. We caught up with Taylor Watson, a Cyber Degree Apprentice at Cyber Security Associates, who also stars in our Gloucester Campus showcase video – check it out here if you haven’t already!

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Oli Tutton, Engineering Degree Apprentice at Renishaw

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. We caught up with 21-year-old Oli Tutton, a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice at Renishaw, who also stars in our NEW engineering showcase video. Check it out here, if you haven’t already.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jess Faulkner, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

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. We caught up with 20-year-old Jess Faulkner, an Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation, who studied Mathematics, Physics and Computing at sixth form whilst working part-time and attending weekend courses to learn more about engineering.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Nathan Morgan, Team Leader Apprentice at Gloucestershire College

When it comes to apprenticeships, at Gloucestershire College we practise what we preach. Many of our staff upskill through apprenticeships and we encourage our team members to keep developing professionally. We spoke to Nathan Morgan, Catering Supervisor at Gloucestershire College, to share his experience of our Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship. Read more here.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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