From helping to find an employer to preparing apprentices for their EPA

Apprentices generally spend four days per week with their employer and one day here in college, where qualified professional teaching staff train and support them in our industry-standard workshops, salons, studios and classrooms.

Joinery tutor Neil Ovington

Joinery tutor Neil Ovington can be seen here showing joinery apprentices how to construct stud walls, door frames and hang doors.

This involves teaching competence-based skills the apprentices will develop further in the workplace. Teaching staff, many of whom were apprentices themselves, impart their own knowledge from their time served in the relevant industry sector.

The job of the Recruitment Team is to constantly find and check the suitability of new employers to take on apprentices as well as nurturing relationships with existing employers. Members of the team also advertise apprenticeship vacancies and prepare applicants for interview with prospective employers.

Meanwhile, assessors visit employers and apprentices in the workplace to monitor progress and evidence their learning and development.

Tracey Hutchinson

Tracey Hutchinson (pictured), who owns her own salon and is part of the hairdressing
team at the college, initially demonstrates professional cuts on mannequin heads
before apprentices work on student models and clients.

Employment Services team

Business Development Advisor Kate Stockton, Senior Business Development Advisor Susan
Mould and Recruitment Advisor David Brough from the Employment Services team which
works on the recruitment of new apprentices.

• Join us at our Open Event next Thursday, February 15 between 5pm and 7pm. Meet tutors and find out about our A-level equivalent Level 3 courses and apprenticeship training. You can also tour our superb facilities including our creative arts studios, gaming suites, gym, salons and workshops. Don't miss out! Book your place here:

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