New training facilities at City of Wolverhampton College’s Wellington Road campus, in Bilston, are set to boost opportunities for employers in the automotive, construction and engineering sectors looking to take on apprentices to expand their workforce.
The college’s recently extended construction centre, along with its purpose-built £8.1 million Advanced Technology and Automotive Centre which is due to open in September 2024, offers industry-standard training facilities for students on full-time and part-time courses, as well as those combining earning and learning on an apprenticeship programme.
Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of training new employees or upskilling existing members of staff with the latest industry knowledge, leading to improved skills across the business, motivated staff and better productivity in the workplace.
The college’s new facilities will enable it to expand the range of apprenticeship programmes it offers in all three sectors, develop bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of individual businesses and address skills gaps across the wider industries.
The college is also keen to hear from companies interested in supporting the future workforce by running masterclasses for students, sharing insights into working in the industry, promoting apprenticeship or full-time vacancies to work-ready candidates, offering work experience, helping with job applications or carrying out mock interviews, as well as donating equipment for the new centres or sponsoring individual training areas.
Employers interested in taking on an apprentice or working in partnership with the college should contact the employer engagement and business development team on 01902 317541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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This article appeared in an Apprenticeship supplement in the Express & Star on February 8, 2024 – read the supplement here