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At Gloucestershire College, we work with over 1,000 employers to deliver quality apprenticeships and professional training. Awarded Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year, we are committed to delivering excellence for our employers and providing them with the skills they need for today and for tomorrow. 

Our job is to ensure local organisations have got the right skills they need to enable their businesses to grow; whether that’s training new talent or upskilling existing workforces to match with expanding demands in industry.

There is currently a great deal of financial support available to help businesses of any size bring the skills they need into their workforce including apprenticeship grants and government-funded short courses. Our Business Hub team is here to offer advice and support your business, get in touch with our consultants: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk.

 

#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.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: Forest of Dean Trust – Top tips for mentoring an apprentice

Emily Stigant, ICT Manager at Dene Magna School - part of the Forest of Dean Trust, shared with us how she has mentored her marketing apprentice, Charlotte, and explains why apprenticeships are so beneficial to businesses. Read more here.

Employer case study: Iress – Recruiting IT and cyber apprentices, even through a global pandemic

Taking on five new apprentices in October this year, Iress has successfully onboarded new Software Development Apprentices with Gloucestershire College despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The team at Iress have been working remotely since the start of March, which means their new apprentices are too. We caught up with Darcy Hibberd, People Partner for Talent Acquisition at Iress to share their experience of recruiting apprentices, how they have managed to work remotely and the impact apprenticeships have had on their business.

Employer case study: Renishaw - The value of apprenticeships in business

Gloucestershire College proudly works with Renishaw to train Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree (Level 6) Apprentices. We caught up with Julia Russell, Apprentice Lead at Renishaw, to share why apprenticeships form such an important part of their business and why local employers should consider hiring apprentices or upskilling existing members of staff through apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Iress, GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Finalist

Iress is a global technology company providing software to the financial services industry. The software solutions developed by Iress are used by more than 9,000 businesses and 500,000 users globally. Iress is a finalist for ‘Employer of the Year’ in the 2020 GloucestershireLive Virtual Apprenticeship awards, highlighting their dedication and commitment to apprenticeships.

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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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