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Sponsor an Academy

If you would like to know more about any of our employer skills academies, sponsor your own academy or want to explore other opportunities to work with us, please get in touch with us via:


Sponsor an Academy

WELCOME FROM RACHEL TOPLISS, Director of Student Employability Services

I'm thrilled to introduce you to The Sheffield College's Employer Skills Academies.

Initially launched in 2019, our Employer Skills Academies are part of an innovative new programme that allows local and national employers to influence the curriculum of our students, whilst also helping to develop students with a brilliant understanding of the working world.

Students from each cohort are hand-selected to join the academy for their area, meaning that employers are able to work with, shape and eventually recruit from, some of the best upcoming talent in their sectors. 

Both academy sponsors and students benefit from a range of activities such as workshops/seminars, workplace visits, training activities, working on collaborative projects and much more.



First and foremost, we encourage academy sponsors to get behind an area that is relevant to their business - this not only allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the field alongside an industry leader, but it also enables employers to provide support, guidance and training in their specialist field.

By sponsoring an academy, employers are able to:

  • promote their brand (through branded classrooms, uniforms and merchandise) to a new audience
  • inspire the younger generation into careers in fields that they may have previously been unaware of
  • help to develop students with the required skills and knowledge to fill any upcoming skills gaps within their industry
  • provide mentoring and leadership opportunities to their existing staff