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
- 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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"We hire all of our apprentices through City College. What sets the college apart is it's not just willing, but keen to listen to the needs of the business and adapt its courses to the ever-changing landscape of the industry. For us, hiring apprentices allows us to create a new wave of driven young employees who are trained in the 'Quality Finish' way and able to lead the company forward far into the future."Hannah O'Doherty - Quality Finish Patisserie
"An excellent partnership is developing between City College and Oyster Yachts Southampton with the under lining goal of providing extremely well trained apprentices, which is not only beneficial for OYS but for the marine industry as a whole."Terry Smith - S&G Management Ltd
"All applicants from City College were very promising and it was difficult to pick just five. They have already shown a great amount of enthusiasm and we know they will fit in with our company culture."Norman Blick - Oyster Yachts Southampton
"We were extremely impressed with the setup of the college and the facilities on offer to hospitality students. After meeting a number of staff at the college we believed that the standard of tuition would support the high level of professionalism we look for in our organisation. Why would you not invest in your company's future with structured training programmes which are created for you?"Elle Gaffney - Lovell