Bishop Burton College is excited to announce its first-ever Employer Awards to thank industry partners for the support and opportunities they provide students.
A solar energy-powered technology demonstration will be part of the event, which will be held during National Careers Week.
The college will host a panel of employers who support apprenticeships, industry placements, and T Level placements to show other partners how the process works, and the benefits and impact of working with students.
In round table discussions, employers will provide insight into how the college can continue to develop its curriculum to support the future of the industry.
Andy Black, Assistant Principal Services to Business said:
“We’re very excited to launch these awards to recognise the huge contribution employers make to our provision for students. Delivering specialist, technical education of a vocational nature we are dedicated to ensuring students leave us prepared and ready for the world of work. To support this, all courses include an element of practical work experience, so the relationships we have built and established with employers are essential to the college, not to mention invaluable for the students. This is our opportunity to thank our employer partners for their support and acknowledge the huge contribution they make.”
As part of the new T Level qualifications, the college offers apprenticeships, mentoring, industry work experience and placements with over 500 employers across the region. Through these relationships, the college is able to develop and cultivate the next generation of workers across a variety of industries.
Deputy Principal and Deputy Chief Executive, Kirsti Lord commented:
“At Bishop Burton, we are always conscious of ensuring our students are aware of the changing needs of industry and future career pathways. We always consider the opportunities for sustainable and successful careers when developing the curriculum, to ensure we are meeting local and national needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to consult with our employers to understand how the college can support them and in turn how they can provide input to the development of our curriculum and courses to make them and our students fit for the future.”
The highlight and culmination of the evening will be the Awards themselves, which will feature awards for apprenticeship employer of the year, employer mentor of the year, placement employer of the year, most supportive employer of the year and most student-recommended employer of the year.
To discover more about supporting the college with industry and T Level placements or apprenticeships please visit https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/business-and-employers/partnership-opportunities