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Raise your game with higher and further education

We often hear from employers about their frustrations surrounding skills shortages in their sector. As our work culture changes, with more short-term contracts and more people moving into self-employment, the pressure on these gaps will present even more challenges. By forging links with further and higher education you’re helping to address our evolving employment landscape.

Set a course for success

Unless you tell them what your future workforce plans are, how can colleges and universities ensure students have the skills you need ?

It’s about starting a conversation. One that often begins at a local level.

But working relationships between colleges and universities do take some work. You'll need to build up trust.

By collaborating with you, they can align their strategies with your own and develop models designed to meet your changing needs.

A small lecture on the benefits

  • Through FE and HE institutions, you'll identify talent early.
  • They'll help you build a workforce that fits your needs.
  • Colleges bring a wealth of experience of motivating young people to learn. They know how young people tick and how to develop the personal qualities employers demand.
  • Colleges can also give support with labour market intelligence analysis, workforce planning and research.
  • They understand how employers can access the skills system, with expertise in language, funding and qualifications.
  • Benefit from provisions tailored to your needs; a curriculum developed to fit what you want; flexibility in terms of time, place and support.

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