Everything we do is focused on nurturing the next generation of Cambridgeshire
talent, and we are able to do even more when we gain fantastic support from businesses and employers from across the region.
As more industries are experiencing skills gaps, we are looking for more employers to work with us on developing the future workforce to meet the sector’s growing demands.
Any size employer can get involved with supporting our students through their learning journey. We have a dedicated placement team who will be able to help you support a student that best fits your business. Depending on the support programme you choose, there are different requirements and our team can help you explore the different options.
Hiring young apprentices brings fresh ideas to your team and allows you to train them for the skills your business requires, filling skill gaps and developing loyal employees.
We provide level 2, 3, 4 & 5 apprenticeships in a range of disciplines: Business, Catering & Hospitality, Child, Health & Social Care, IT & Computing, Digital Marketing, Construction, Engineering, Hair & Beauty and Motor Vehicle.
Hiring an apprentice would require you to take a young person on for a minimum contract of 12 months whilst they complete their programme. During this time they would be working for you full time, with 20% of their hours put aside for studying or attending class.
Traineeship students are aged 16-24 and looking to gain the skills to progress on to further education, training, an apprenticeship or job. We work with them for 4 weeks in the classroom to develop key skills and qualifications. Then they develop their skills further on a 6-week work placement with an employer in an industry relevant to their career aspirations.
That’s where you come in. We are always looking for employers who can provide a 6-week traineeship work placement to help support our future workforce. If you think your company can help, please contact the Training Talent Team on
Work experience provides our students with a shorter time in a work environment and is an important element of learning and development contributing towards their future employment. Work experience provides students with a better understanding of the workplace, boosts their confidence and allows them to engage with their local business community in a positive way. Work experience typically last for 2 weeks or more and is unpaid.
Employers who would like to be involved in the Industry Placement scheme will be required to offer an unpaid placement for 2 days a week during term time, totalling 315 hours placement time.
The courses that require Industry Placement as part of the qualification are: Business, Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Hairdressing and Catering.
It is our mission to help young people become work ready so that they can complete their qualification with us and head straight into employment if they wish to do so. In order to ensure that we are teaching the right skills we look to local employers to provide feedback on our curriculum and give you the opportunity to have your say on what and how we teach our students.
We often hold several big events a year and we offer local businesses the opportunity to sponsor and support them. A variety of different packages are available to suit all shapes and sizes of business and budget.
Our events are usually a mixture of Careers Fairs, Community Fun Days, Apprenticeship Awards and our large graduation ceremony at the end of each academic year.
In return for being a sponsor of the College we recognise this in our advertising and online presence, providing you with extensive brand exposure.