Sheffield College provides training and education across a wide range of sectors and levels and played a leading role in the opening of Sheffield’s University Technical College in September.
During the past year, the College has invested heavily in its own staff through apprenticeships, management development programmes and whole college development days.
The College has established a subsidiary called Norton Creative in response to the difficulties some companies in the creative and digital media sector face in recruiting apprentices and has helped Jobcentre Plus with people who have completed the Work Programme without finding employment.
The College has also continued to develop its award winning partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust, which provides an integrated learning experience with very clear job outcomes for a wide range of students, including apprentices and adults returning to work. Apprenticeship programmes cover health care, hotel services, business administration, pharmacy technician, dental technologists and therapy.
Following the success of the partnership, the College is now seeking to adapt the model for use with other partners.