Help for Employers
Coventry College is dedicated to offering help for employers in Coventry and Warwickshire. Working together, we want to help drive businesses forward, develop skilled workforces and increase employment in the region.
Make it Work
Our experienced team of professionals can offer you support with everything from employee recruitment and bespoke training for current staff, to spotting new talent so you can shape the future of your business. We can also work with you to support the local economy and jobs market through our training programmes for those who are currently unemployed.
We understand that every business is different, which is why we’ll work with you to carry out a training needs analysis to identify skills gaps and offer solutions to meet your needs. As your requirements and business changes, so can your training.
To ensure educational provision meets the needs of local businesses, we’ve also partnered with a number of local education providers to develop Coventry and Warwickshire Adult Learning – offering courses that aim to reshape technical skills training in the region.
Recruiting or upskilling staff through Coventry College is cost-effective and straightforward. Our dedicated team of business experts will be there to support you at every stage, and you may be able to access Government funding to support the training of new and existing staff.
Skills of the Future
The conversation about the future of jobs and skills is one of the most important in education. At Coventry College we host regular Skills of the Future Boards with local employers to help ensure our curriculum, and the skills our learners are developing, are future-proof. These Boards also offer the chance for employers to shape the landscape of the jobs market in the UK, hear from leading industry experts and gain access to CPD.
Industry Placements give employers the chance to ensure that young people are developing the skills and experience that industry needs, and gives learners the opportunity to develop their practical and technical skills in a role directly relevant to their study programme.
Our Industry Placements Team will help to match learners with placements and forge a relationship with the employer to ensure each learner’s work placement is tailored to reflect their college programme and career ambitions; and the placement is of benefit for the employer to promote business development.
As an employer you have the option to offer a short work placement or a longer 45 day placement with our new T Levels.
More about T-Levels
Benefits of offering an Industry Placement
- Future proof your business
- Develop staff mentoring and management skills
- Improve the recruitment pipeline for your business
- Develop a more diverse workforce
- Bring in new and imaginative ideas
- Build partnerships with local training providers
- Tap into new talent for the future
Into Employment training programmes are designed to help you grow your business by supporting local residents who may be; unemployed, economically inactive or lack basic work-related skills, into local jobs.
As part of these six-week programmes, learners will gain essential workplace skills via job-related training. There will also be a strong focus on job interview techniques and CV writing.
At the end of the programme, candidates will have gained the skills and knowledge to be interviewed for a specific role within your business - helping you to fill skills gaps, nurture talent, support regional job growth and the progression of those in low paid jobs.
Working in partnership with Job Centre Plus, Coventry College works to match potential candidates with your business – similar to how traditional recruitment agencies operate.
Benefits of Into Employment training programmes for employers
- Fulfil your recruitment and staff training needs
- Helps you to spot new talent
- Offers a level of pre-employment training
- Develop mentoring opportunities for existing employees
- Support regional job growth and the unemployed
Latest Employer News
Coventry College will host a free careers event on Wednesday, July 19, giving locals the chance to speak to some of the largest employers in Coventry and Warwickshire and get support with CV-writing and interview skills.
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices has increased from £4.81 per hour to £5.28 per hour.
More than 100 apprentices are set to have their training continue in Coventry and Warwickshire following an agreement between two of the region’s Further Education colleges.
Business students in Coventry have been put to the test by finance experts to see how their cost-cutting skills fare in real-world scenarios.
Working in partnership with Coventry College we were able to build a successful Sector Gateway programme in an effective learning environment. This helped build the young people’s confidence and employability skills, ensuring they were work ready for roles at the hospital. We look forward to continuing to use this model to build our supply of young talent in the NHS.
Vicky Self, Group Head of Workforce, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
We really loved getting a glimpse of the next generation of talent which will be coming through our doors and getting inspired by the fresh ideas that the learners were bringing to the table.
Aneka Ganatra, The Discovery Channel
The learners were exemplary - all well prepared, keen to learn and enjoyed what they were doing. It was a very positive experience for us, and we are hoping to accommodate more learners in the future.
Abtar Sanga, Earlsdon Park Village
Industry Placements give learners a chance to develop valuable work-related and also provides our staff with fundamental skills in teaching and management.
Charlie Papworth, Marriott Hotels
We’re pleased to support learners with exciting Industry Placement opportunities, giving them an insight into our business and practical experience alongside the theory they learn at college.
Lynn Walster, Allen Ford
We recognise the importance of leading with integrity and we know that we are stronger when we work together and provide opportunities for the next generation.
Sarah Fearon, Farrans Construction