Training and staff development

Employer benefits

City College has a wealth of experience in providing training and staff development across a wide range of industry sectors.

We offer the following options:

  • Industry-related qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Bespoke training
  • Work placements and work experience

We work in partnership with you to develop and upskill your staff to achieve your business needs and objectives. This includes:

  • Raising the aspirations and capabilities of your staff
  • Providing flexible training solutions
  • Understanding your business
  • Providing you with a pool of future talent

Contact us now to find out how we can help your business succeed.

Tel: 023 8048 4848


Who we work with

City College works with businesses and organisations of all sizes and from a variety of business sectors. We have already successfully worked with more than 700 employers this year from across Southampton and Hampshire, including Barratt Homes, Griffon Hoverwork, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Southampton City Council, Paint Pots Pre-school and Nursery, Benham Manufacturing, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Partnership offer

Our innovative work experience programme is all about matching the untapped potential of City College students with the needs of local employers. Not only does the work experience help young people become better placed to enter employment, it also provides employers with a talent pipeline for their business.

Employers can get involved in any of the following activities:

  • Traditional work experience
  • Employability seminars / master classes
  • Workplace visits
  • Work related projects
  • Enterprise

Our experienced team are here to support you and ensure that careful planning and preparation takes place so that you feel confident about getting involved in the work experience programme.

If you are interested in helping our young people get a head start in their future careers, please email

Bespoke Training

At City College we recognise that off-the-shelf training courses may not be the best solution for your business needs, so we can also offer a bespoke training solutions package.

By working closely with you to identify the issues and skills gaps you want to address, we can then design and develop appropriate training solutions - whether you require a tailored version of one of our existing courses or a totally bespoke programme.

Our bespoke training courses are competitively priced and we may also be able to help you to access funding so you can get even more for your training budget.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your company to discuss our bespoke training solutions. 

To arrange a free, no-obligation analysis of your needs please call our Employer Line (option 2) on 023 8048 4848 or email: