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Receive up to £4,000 for every new apprentice hired

Grow talent in-house with apprenticeships. Cash incentives available for your business available until 31 January 2022.

 

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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.

Free bite-sized tech courses for Gloucestershire businesses

Choose from 18 core and specialist modules in the Certificate of Future Technologies, a skills training programme created by WEIoT partnership in response to local skills needs.

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Employers

There’s only one way to get the team you want. Build it. In today’s recruitment market, even if you can afford to, hiring experienced people with the exact skills you need can be a challenge.

That’s where professional training and apprenticeships come in.

By developing the staff you’ve got, and bringing in new apprentices to support them, you can get the skills your organisation needs now, and build a solid pipeline of talent for the future. 

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

 

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Free bite-sized tech courses available to Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses across Gloucestershire and beyond can now sign up to free modular tech courses in the Certificate of Future Technologies, a skills training programme created by the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) partnership in response to local needs.

GlosLive Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Winners

Gloucestershire College hailed as Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have won Training Provider of the Year at the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards for the second year running. The awards celebrate Gloucestershire’s best and brightest apprentices, as well as the organisations that enable their success. The ceremony that took place in Kingsholm Stadium on 13 October, highlighted the depth of talent currently within apprenticeship programmes across the county.

A brand new look for Employer Training & Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

It's time for a new era. From Friday 15 October, GC will no longer be using the GC Business Hub brand. In its place, comes Employer Training & Apprenticeships from Gloucestershire College.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before January 2022.

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 fourth time to January 2022.

The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired also 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.

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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.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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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

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