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The Sheffield College

Employers

Why take on an apprentice

Grow your organisation with our Training, Apprenticeship and Recruitment Services

Whether you are a large, corporate employer or a small enterprise, in the public or the private sector, recruiting and retaining good staff will be a primary concern. 

We have an unrivalled range of training, professional development and apprenticeship solutions designed specifically to support the growth and development of employers in the Sheffield City Region economy. 

All of our solutions are based on the latest sector-specific data and professional expertise, combined with direct consultation with our partner employers.

We have access to an outstanding talent pool of 16,000 young people and adults who enroll each year, studying up to and including degree level courses. That is why we are well placed to help you with your recruitment needs as well as upskill your staff.

Our role is to prepare people for jobs and high quality careers so our education and training offer is focused on developing rounded individuals with the technical, professional and personal skills to succeed in your workplace.

Contact us today to benefit from our free-of-charge advice and support services to help you recruit, develop and retain your staff.

"The Sheffield College uses its excellent range of external partnership and links with employers very effectively to develop the curriculum, raise the aspirations of students and increase their employability." - Ofsted

Upskilling Your Current Workforce

Upskilling helps to make sure your workforce is the very best it can be.

The Sheffield College offers a wide range of business training courses from employees. These vary from compulsory qualifications such as Health and Safety to courses that build on skills within the business including a range of flexible, part-time degree and professional courses, such as Chartered Institute of Marketing or AAT Accountancy qualifications.

If you’re wondering why, as an employer, it’s important you upskill your staff and support them to be the best employee they can be, here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Increased staff retention and loyalty
  • Enhanced productivity and effectiveness
  • Greater opportunity to hire and promote from within your business
  • Attract more business to your organisation

There are a wide range of different loans and funding available to support training in the workplace. One of our expert advisors will be happy to talk you through this.m For more information, please contact our Employer Engagement Team:

E: employer@sheffcol.ac.uk

T: 0114 260 2600

Why work with The Sheffield College?

The Sheffield College is the largest provider of work-based courses in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

Our aim is to equip the city’s people with the skills that today’s employers want their workforce to have. Each year we help many many people across the Sheffield City Region to fulfil their potential, supporting employers and the local economy.

Working with two major universities and 3,000 employers, The Sheffield College has an economic impact of £321 million a year.

We have just invested £15.6 million in two flagship centres for Engineering & Manufacturing and Creative Industries – building on the success of our previous £65 million City Campus investment.

“By working closely with local employers of all sizes we have found people need a combination of technical, professional and personal skills to succeed. That’s why we have invested in new curriculum and facilities to give our students a head start for a successful career.” Heather Smith, Principal.

Our Business Advantage Team work with businesses of all sizes to ensure they maximise the benefits investing in their workforce can bring. We currently deliver Apprenticeships in many subjects across the Sheffield City Region ranging from Accountancy to Dental Nursing, along with a fantastic choice of professional and higher level courses.