What Employers say about us

At Nottingham College we are proud to work with the business community of the City and wider East Midlands region to help deliver economic growth.

From SME’s that have a handful of staff, to large multi-nationals that have hundreds – our employer team work closely with businesses of all shapes and sizes to deliver a tailored solution that enables them grow and develop.

Here's what employers we work with have to say about us:

Circle – Europe’s largest healthcare partnership.

Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Award in First Line Management

“I did the course to gain experience in management techniques. I found it useful to learn how to plan, delegate and free up time to do other elements of my job. I’d definitely recommend the programme as it teaches people different management styles and can help further their careers.” - Nick Gullick, Circle.

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust

Mark Stone, Linen Services Manager, studied NVQ Level 2 in laundry facilities, said:

“The training has been really important in raising the levels of productivity in the laundry department by over 40% in the past twelve months, something seen as crucial if the service is to be retained in-house. Nottingham College worked very closely with NUH and offered exceptional support to staff in order achieve these results.”

FACE Recording and Measurement Systems Ltd

FACE Recording & Measurement Systems Ltd is a Nottingham based company specialising in the development of assessment tools and software for the health and social care sector. We worked with FACE to develop its Apprenticeship programme.

“From helping us to identify our needs and which Apprenticeships to offer, to recruitment and ongoing support for trainees, Nottingham College have made it a smooth and straightforward process.” - Emma Birkinshaw, Finance, Office and HR Manager

Conkers

Conkers, the activity centre based in Derbyshire, has been working alongside Nottingham College to deliver various training to their employees.

“I’ve been impressed by how the College assessors have worked with our employees, building their confidence. They’ve also demonstrated the benefits of improving their qualifications.” - Deanne Atkin, Manager.

Homemade

Jasmin Barlow-Wilkinson, owner of Nottingham city centre-based café Homemade, has been working with Nottingham College to gain support in developing her staff and helping them to build their skills within the hospitality sector.

“My staff have enjoyed having the opportunity to learn new skills, build upon their existing skills and gain a formal qualification. The College has supported us with NVQ Level 2 training in food processing and professional cookery and it has given staff a real focus in their work. As a result, I think they are achieving more job satisfaction and their enhanced skills are good for the business too.”

Woodborough Hall

Head Chef at Woodborough Hall, Des Sweeney, has been working with the College for a number of years, supporting his staff to achieve a range of professional qualifications and certificates.

“Most of our work with Nottingham College has been in relation to NVQ training in food and drink service and professional cookery. It’s great to see new talent coming through and being able to support their development and achievement with training and formal qualifications. Communication is key to the success of any partnership and the longevity of my relationship with the College says a lot – I really believe in the work that we do with them.”

Crocodile Stores

Crocodile Stores are a rapidly expanding online retailer specialising in toys and games.

“The College are fantastic to deal with, they have been friendly and helpful from the start and always make sure that the apprenticeship is based around our business needs. We couldn’t be happier with the service they provide.”

Jigsaw24

Jigsaw24 are an IT company, providing creative technology solutions and services for more than 25,000 customers, including large businesses, creative professionals, media companies, education institutions and prosumers.

“We have built a good relationship with the College and they have a full understanding of the type of candidate who will embrace our ethos and work hard to become successful within our Company.  Employing Apprentices via the College has proven to be fruitful and effective and they always go the extra mile for the Company and the Apprentice.”

Nottingham Trent University

NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world with over 27,000 students. They have invested over £350 million since 2003 to create an inspiring learning environment across their three campuses.
The School of Science and Technology is an exciting multidisciplinary environment for learning, teaching and research. Specialising in Biosciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Physics, Sports Science and Computing and Technology.

“Having contacted Nottingham College they were quick to arrange to meet with us and were extremely informative about their courses and services. A big draw for us was their ability to reduce our workload by undertaking the recruitment process for us, a service which they provide very efficiently.  In addition, the College were extremely pro-active in carrying out initial interviews which minimised the delay of final recruitment. 

“Thanks to their efforts the successful recruitment of three apprentices was completed in less than two weeks and all are doing extremely well.”

Keepmoat Regeneration

Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group, is the leading provider of regeneration services in the UK.  Operating in a diverse range of markets and sectors including community regeneration, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance and housing development.

With around 8% of their workforce made up of trainees, apprentices and graduates, Keepmoat are committed to develop employees across all levels. Keepmoat are a firm supporter of apprenticeship schemes for the construction industry, as training the next wave of housing and construction industry professionals is vital in addressing the skills gap in the sector.

“Keepmoat Regeneration believe that forming partnerships with key training providers is important for delivering quality training and apprenticeships and ensuring the right calibre of students are captured. Nottingham College have been excellent in supporting Keepmoat Regeneration with their apprentices to date and we look forward to building on the partnership and supporting each other where possible.”

Highlights from Nottingham College

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MasterChef finalists inspire the next generation of chefs

16/02/2018

Hospitality and Catering students got the chance to work alongside finalists from the BBC 2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals today (16th February) as part of a special restaurant takeover.

Teenager’s hair provides much needed funds for sick young people

15/02/2018

Teenager chops off half of her hair for children's charity

‘Biker Down’

14/02/2018

Motor Vehicle students now have the basic skills to deal with the scene of a road accident thanks to the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service’s ‘Biker Down’ workshop.

Nottingham Forest Ladies share top tips with female sports students

09/02/2018

College students benefit from expert football tips from Nottingham Forest Ladies team

MasterChef finalist’s set to take over Adams Restaurant

09/02/2018

Finalists from the BBC 2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals are taking time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise with our trainee chefs.

Sajeel's determination to succeed

08/02/2018

Sajeel was born with a severe hearing impairment and is one of many SLDD learners benefitting from the Supported Internship Programme at the College.

NUS Vice President Refreshed after College Visit

05/02/2018

The National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President for Further Education visits Refreshers Fair

Young carer Zak is a true inspiration

25/01/2018

It’s Young Carers Awareness Day today (25th January), recognising the hundreds of thousands of inspirational and courageous young carers across the UK.

Nottingham College offers VIP hairdos to the homeless

25/01/2018

Nottingham College's Your Look salon is providing free VIP hair styles for the homeless

Charlotte's made-up about her dream career

19/01/2018

From weddings, proms and fashion shows to theatre productions, TV adverts and even feature films! These are just some of the exciting jobs that talented Charlotte has been working on since graduating from College.

College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit

18/01/2018

College strengthens its international presence with influential China visit.

Tackle the Monday moody blues with Nottingham College

15/01/2018

We can help you overcome “the most depressing day of the year!”

College Students Make "Team UK" Squad

11/01/2018

Automotive students selected for "Team UK" squad ahead of international Worldskills event.

IMI/College China Visit a Success

11/01/2018

A delegation from EMTEC Colleges Ltd., the automotive part of Nottingham College, has recently returned from China where they visited a series of colleges and polytechnics on external verification visits.