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Industry Links

We are proud to work with over 400 local and national employers to bring the best for our students and the best for our employers. So if you are a local employer, visit this website to see all the ways we can help you.

Industry Commitment

Yeovil College works with a wide range of employers who provide placement opportunities, work experience and apprenticeships. As a college, one of our core beliefs is the incorporation of industry into our curriculum and that is why it is so important to us to gain the views of our employer partners and why we work so hard to maintain strong and meaningful relationships. This gives our students the skills and truly be industry-ready.

We are keen to expand our employer base, so if you are a local employer, we are keen to gain your views, opinions and expertise.

 

 

How We Work With our Employer partners

We want our students and employer partners to get the most out of these experience. To this effect, along with our employer partners, we offer:

  • Workshops;
  • Guest speakers and ‘World of Work’ talks;
  • Work experience;
  • Work and industry placements;
  • Apprenticeships;
  • Traineeships;
  • Supported Internships;
  • Employer focus groups;
  • Place Leadership Group;
  • Mock interviews.

 

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation because it gives motivated individuals an opportunity to progress quickly at a forward thinking company. Yeovil College is our single provider of apprenticeship training and are supportive through the application process. Having Apprentices has been a major part in the growth of the company, finding the right people. Brilliant people. Thank you for all the brilliant apprentices you have helped us to find and support with their careers!

Harmony Fire Ltd – Keyleigh J Hackett, HR Assistant

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2019-07-22T14:31:05+01:00

Harmony Fire Ltd – Keyleigh J Hackett, HR Assistant

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation because it gives motivated individuals an opportunity to progress quickly at a forward thinking company. Yeovil College is our single provider of apprenticeship training and are supportive through the application process. Having Apprentices has been a major part in the growth of the company, finding the right people. Brilliant people. Thank you for all the brilliant apprentices you have helped us to find and support with their careers!
We have had apprentices at Yeovil College for over 15 years and have carried out functional skills and lean training over many years. Apprentices are our future and the business recognises this through a higher rate of pay, which increases as they add more value. Some qualifications are very difficult and can stretch the learner, but with the support of the college and the business we overcome this. Many of our Apprentices move onto supervisor roles and stay with us long term.

Numatic International – Jeff Drake, Apprenticeship Coordinator

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2019-07-22T14:33:05+01:00

Numatic International – Jeff Drake, Apprenticeship Coordinator

We have had apprentices at Yeovil College for over 15 years and have carried out functional skills and lean training over many years. Apprentices are our future and the business recognises this through a higher rate of pay, which increases as they add more value. Some qualifications are very difficult and can stretch the learner, but with the support of the college and the business we overcome this. Many of our Apprentices move onto supervisor roles and stay with us long term.
Apprenticeships are important to our organisation due to a lack of skills in our industry. Yeovil College is vital in the delivering of the new standards for engineering. Without our 14 Apprentices our business would fail, as our Apprentices are trained to our standards. Apprentices are our future today!

FGP Systems Ltd – Andrew Jounson, Apprentice Supervisor

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2019-07-22T14:34:00+01:00

FGP Systems Ltd – Andrew Jounson, Apprentice Supervisor

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation due to a lack of skills in our industry. Yeovil College is vital in the delivering of the new standards for engineering. Without our 14 Apprentices our business would fail, as our Apprentices are trained to our standards. Apprentices are our future today!
Apprenticeships give us the chance to develop our staff of the future. Yeovil College are great for helping with any issues with our apprentices and give us clear guidance for our training goals. Having had apprentices for many years, half of my workforce have trained with us. Apprentices are the future of our business.

Cutting Edge Hairdressing – Jennifer Hemmings, Business Owner

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2019-07-22T14:34:25+01:00

Cutting Edge Hairdressing – Jennifer Hemmings, Business Owner

Apprenticeships give us the chance to develop our staff of the future. Yeovil College are great for helping with any issues with our apprentices and give us clear guidance for our training goals. Having had apprentices for many years, half of my workforce have trained with us. Apprentices are the future of our business.
Apprenticeships are important to our organisation; they help build skills within the industry and nurture talent. We work with Yeovil College by having two apprentices and we would like to do more. Our Apprentices have become an integral part of our team. It is brilliant to build for the future!

Summer Lodge Hotel – Jack Mackenzie, General Manager

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2019-07-22T14:34:54+01:00

Summer Lodge Hotel – Jack Mackenzie, General Manager

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation; they help build skills within the industry and nurture talent. We work with Yeovil College by having two apprentices and we would like to do more. Our Apprentices have become an integral part of our team. It is brilliant to build for the future!
We can train Apprentices from the beginning so that they can be what we would like them to be in the future. Due to one of our Apprentices doing an NVQ we have links with assessors who can help us with any problems. Also, helping links with the whole apprenticeship team who can also help with any problems.

Sycamore Process Engineering – Taylor Moulern, Apprentice Business Administer

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2019-07-22T14:36:09+01:00

Sycamore Process Engineering – Taylor Moulern, Apprentice Business Administer

We can train Apprentices from the beginning so that they can be what we would like them to be in the future. Due to one of our Apprentices doing an NVQ we have links with assessors who can help us with any problems. Also, helping links with the whole apprenticeship team who can also help with any problems.
The Apprenticeship role is the future of our business and will contribute to our steady growth plan. Yeovil College provides our current apprentices and I hope they will continue to provide them. Every day provides different challenges but as a team we collectively overcome them.

First 4 Repairs – Andy Mortimer, Director

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2019-07-22T14:36:31+01:00

First 4 Repairs – Andy Mortimer, Director

The Apprenticeship role is the future of our business and will contribute to our steady growth plan. Yeovil College provides our current apprentices and I hope they will continue to provide them. Every day provides different challenges but as a team we collectively overcome them.
Being one of the biggest employers in Dorset, Apprenticeship positions are important to our workforce to introduce new ‘talent’ & to upskill existing employees.

D.C.C – Joanne Small, Senior Learning & Org Development Assistant

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2019-07-22T14:36:56+01:00

D.C.C – Joanne Small, Senior Learning & Org Development Assistant

Being one of the biggest employers in Dorset, Apprenticeship positions are important to our workforce to introduce new ‘talent’ & to upskill existing employees.
Apprenticeships enable the authority to bring down its age profile to develop new skills for the future workforce. Yeovil College supports a number of apprentices in council services and local schools. Somerset has taken on over 200 apprentices since 2017. Managers have been really receptive to new generations and surprised how much they have learned from the apprentices too.

Somerset County Council – Oli Fletcher, Senior Project Officer

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2019-07-22T14:40:27+01:00

Somerset County Council – Oli Fletcher, Senior Project Officer

Apprenticeships enable the authority to bring down its age profile to develop new skills for the future workforce. Yeovil College supports a number of apprentices in council services and local schools. Somerset has taken on over 200 apprentices since 2017. Managers have been really receptive to new generations and surprised how much they have learned from the apprentices too.
Apprenticeships help the armed forces provide opportunities for young individuals who want to serve the UK and learn a trade.

Royal Air Force – Callum Hales, RAF Police – Careers

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2019-07-22T14:40:55+01:00

Royal Air Force – Callum Hales, RAF Police – Careers

Apprenticeships help the armed forces provide opportunities for young individuals who want to serve the UK and learn a trade.
To train staff ‘in house’ to our way of working whilst being able to offer supportive training and on the job experience is why apprenticeships are so important to our organisation. We have two current apprentices studying at Yeovil College and two previous Apprentices who studied at Yeovil College. Apprenticeships are the way forward, for practical and qualified staff!

Hunts Accountants – Jenny Lee, Senior Manager

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2019-07-22T14:41:18+01:00

Hunts Accountants – Jenny Lee, Senior Manager

To train staff ‘in house’ to our way of working whilst being able to offer supportive training and on the job experience is why apprenticeships are so important to our organisation. We have two current apprentices studying at Yeovil College and two previous Apprentices who studied at Yeovil College. Apprenticeships are the way forward, for practical and qualified staff!
Apprenticeships are important as they support the operations of the site whilst also supporting the professional development of young people in the community. Our Apprentices attend the college once a week and therefore gain a tutored qualification as chosen by the student. Employing apprentices has supported our aim and vision to help young people in our community.

LED Leisure Management – Harry Browne, Duty Manager for Training and Recruitment

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2019-07-22T14:41:42+01:00

LED Leisure Management – Harry Browne, Duty Manager for Training and Recruitment

Apprenticeships are important as they support the operations of the site whilst also supporting the professional development of young people in the community. Our Apprentices attend the college once a week and therefore gain a tutored qualification as chosen by the student. Employing apprentices has supported our aim and vision to help young people in our community.
Apprenticeships are a great source of enthusiastic staff who have a passion for leisure – being able to mould staff and build them up.

Oxley Sports Centre – Samantha Kirk, Centre Manager

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2019-07-22T14:42:03+01:00

Oxley Sports Centre – Samantha Kirk, Centre Manager

Apprenticeships are a great source of enthusiastic staff who have a passion for leisure – being able to mould staff and build them up.
Apprenticeships shape the future of the Royal Navy. I was born in Plymouth but I was made in the Royal Navy.

Royal Navy – James Sowden, Careers Advisor

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2019-07-22T14:45:17+01:00

Royal Navy – James Sowden, Careers Advisor

Apprenticeships shape the future of the Royal Navy. I was born in Plymouth but I was made in the Royal Navy.
Apprenticeships allow our soldiers to learn a new skill set and become qualified in areas that benefit the Army. The Army are very positive towards Apprenticeships and are committed to ensuring they develop courses to overcome any challenges. Join the Army… Be the best.

Army – Olly Denman and Zoe Daniels, Army Recruiters

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2019-07-22T14:45:39+01:00

Army – Olly Denman and Zoe Daniels, Army Recruiters

Apprenticeships allow our soldiers to learn a new skill set and become qualified in areas that benefit the Army. The Army are very positive towards Apprenticeships and are committed to ensuring they develop courses to overcome any challenges. Join the Army… Be the best.
Apprenticeships allow our business the time to be able to craft the next generation of guitar builders. The assessors are great with communication of the apprentice’s progression. The in-house visits are great as we don’t lose any work time and apprentices can easily show progression. Apprenticeships have allowed us to train specific roles in a niche market where we would struggle to find someone already trained. Yeovil College Apprenticeships are giving younger generations a doorway into skilled future careers.

Crimson Guitars – Tom Webster, Operations Director

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2019-07-22T14:46:03+01:00

Crimson Guitars – Tom Webster, Operations Director

Apprenticeships allow our business the time to be able to craft the next generation of guitar builders. The assessors are great with communication of the apprentice’s progression. The in-house visits are great as we don’t lose any work time and apprentices can easily show progression. Apprenticeships have allowed us to train specific roles in a niche market where we would struggle to find someone already trained. Yeovil College Apprenticeships are giving younger generations a doorway into skilled future careers.
Apprenticeships are important to grow unspotted talent for our future. Yeovil College currently provides training services for our AAT students. Having Apprentices has been a learning curve for everyone, we are adapting on the go! Apprentices are our future.

Old Mill – Chantelle Caughey, HR Advisor

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2019-07-22T14:46:25+01:00

Old Mill – Chantelle Caughey, HR Advisor

Apprenticeships are important to grow unspotted talent for our future. Yeovil College currently provides training services for our AAT students. Having Apprentices has been a learning curve for everyone, we are adapting on the go! Apprentices are our future.
There is a shortage of people with key skills so apprenticeships helps us grow our own talent. Serena (YC Apprenticeship Coordinator) looks after all of our apprenticeship needs, visiting us regularly as needed. Apprenticeship are hugely important to us growing the company.

Locado – Allan Miles, Director

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2019-07-22T14:46:48+01:00

Locado – Allan Miles, Director

There is a shortage of people with key skills so apprenticeships helps us grow our own talent. Serena (YC Apprenticeship Coordinator) looks after all of our apprenticeship needs, visiting us regularly as needed. Apprenticeship are hugely important to us growing the company.
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