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February 2022

#NAW2022 Getting started: An essential guide to apprenticeships

At Gloucestershire College we are passionate about apprenticeships as the enablers of opportunities for anyone looking to train, re-train or upskill. You can achieve a certificate, diploma, and even a degree level qualification, making apprenticeships a good alternative to university and full-time study. Discover our award-winning apprenticeships across 17 industries with some of Gloucestershire's top employers.

#NAW2022 Minister Julia Lopez meets the ‘cyber talent of tomorrow’ at ADA

Not long before #NAW2022, we were delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Julia Lopez MP, Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure to ADA at Cheltenham Campus where she met our IT & Cyber students and apprentices.

#NAW2022 Apprenticeship Case Study: Geoff Goring, Engineering Apprentice Alumni at Dowty Group Services

In celebration of the National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we asked our current apprentices as well as alumni to get in touch and share their stories. You can imagine our delight to hear from Geoff Goring, who was an Engineering apprentice with GC more than 30 years ago, from 1985 until 1988. Here's his story.

#NAW2022 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.

#NAW2022 It’s time for your business to think differently about apprenticeships

As part of #NAW2021, we are busting top myths about employing apprentices to encourage local employers to think differently about how they use them. How many did you think were true?

#NAW2022 8 Things You Need to Know About Apprenticeships

Life has changed for most of us over the past years, but apprenticeships are still one of the best ways to start your career, if you want to earn while you learn. Here are 8 things you need to know about apprenticeships.

#NAW22 How do I find an apprenticeship?

Applying for an apprenticeship is a little different to applying for a full-time college course and not everyone is guaranteed a role, as they are becoming increasingly competitive. Here we’ve listed the best ways to find you perfect apprenticeship.

Gloucester campus plant room base

GC Zero Picking Up the Pace

As the pace of the ambitious GC Zero project picks up speed, both campuses now have two drilling rigs in operation and are making great headway in the task of drilling 40 boreholes at each site.

#NAW2022 Apprenticeship Case Study: Finley Walker, L4 Software Tester Apprentice Alumni at Renishaw

As the National Apprenticeship Week is in full swing, we’ve caught up with Finley Walker, our first L4 Software Tester apprentice to have graduated with distinction.

Campus Closure Friday 18 February

Student support and the phone lines will be closed. Should you wish to contact the College, please email us and our teams will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

Free Cyber Security and Coding Courses to Make you Future-ready

There has never been a better time to break into an industry that is crying out for candidates to protect the nation from cyber-crime, or progress into the digital world using coding skills.

Specialise in Cyber, Network or Software Engineering at University Level

We’re delighted to announce that university-level IT and computing learners can now choose to specialise in cyber security, network engineering or software engineering on their path to achieving a full degree at Gloucestershire College.

GC business breakfast guests enjoy insightful talk from Amazon Web Services

On 17 February, GC’s Restaurant Number One was bustling with over 40 guests enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared by the College’s professional cookery students. After the breakfast, the attendees proceeded to GC’s Advanced Digital Academy (ADA), a state-of-the art digital skills training facility, for presentations and discussion.

Introducing the IT and Cyber Security Apprenticeship Delivery Team at Gloucestershire College.

Training a skilled workforce for Gloucestershire’s booming IT and cyber security industry.

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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.

We are here to help

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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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