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The latest business news from GC

The latest news from the GC Business Hub. 

The GC Business Hub manages and delivers quality apprenticeships and professional training at Gloucestershire College. Working with over 1,000 employers based in Gloucestershire and beyond, the Business Hub is committed to providing award-winning apprenticeships and bespoke employee training for businesses of every size and sector. 

Gloucestershire College’s expert Business Consultants in the Business Hub team will work in partnership with your business to find the right training solutions for your unique requirements. Our Business Hub team can even help recruit new talent for your business as well as upskilling existing members of staff. Please visit: www.gloscol.ac.uk/business-hub to find out more.

You can contact our team via: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk 

Meet Alex, Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice at AV1 Building Ltd

"What I love about my apprenticeship is the fact that it’s a gateway into the trade. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn and get a hands-on experience. My dad was an engineering apprentice at Delphi, so I’ve learnt from him that an apprenticeship can set you up for life."

Meet Sarah Atthey, Electrical Installation Lecturer at GC

Sarah Atthey joined the College in July last year as an Associate Lecturer in Electrical, having previously worked in industry for 16 years.

Meet Robert Papps, Lecturer in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance at GC

Rob has been with GC for 10 years. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at Ford and 17 years at Volkswagen. "I wanted to pass on my experience and knowledge, to make a difference – teaching allowed me to do that.”

Gloucestershire College reinforces its message to local trade employers: “Now is a perfect time to recruit an apprentice.”

Gloucestershire’s Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2020 and 2021 has been partnering with construction and trade employers in the county for the last 30 years.

Construction Apprentices at Elijah Willow

Employer case study: Elijah Willow - Supporting progress in the construction industry

Local construction firm Elijah Willow provides innovative, unique, and high-quality design and build services. This includes full design and build construction, as well as bespoke furniture (creating unique pieces for clients all over the world!), and also small works and property maintenance services.

Gloucestershire College proudly partners with Elijah Willow Construction as their apprenticeship training provider. We caught up with Dan Ponting, Director at Elijah Willow Construction to find out what part apprentices play in his successful business.

Apprenticeship Open Evening 2022

Hundreds attend GC Apprenticeship Open Evening

More than 300 people descended on our Gloucester campus on Wednesday 16 March 2022 to attend our annual Apprenticeship Open Event. The event, open to everyone aged 16+ interested in training, re-training or upskilling through apprenticeships, invited attendees to discover more about apprenticeships, and to meet Gloucestershire-based employers from a wide range of industries looking to recruit apprentices.

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.

#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.

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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

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

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