The Premdor Academy is a partnership between Barnsley College and Premdor, which provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within engineering and manufacturing. Launched in 2018, the Academy provides great career opportunities for people in the Barnsley area whilst developing a highly skilled, motivated and engaged workforce for Premdor, to maintain a strong industry position.
“2019 was another eventful and successful year for development with more Premdor colleagues enrolled on professional qualifications with Barnsley College than ever before.
“The Premdor Academy is growing in strength and numbers with our 2018 intake of students progressing to the second year of the programme. We also saw a huge increase in enrolment in 2019 compared to 2018 which is very positive.
“With potential full-time apprenticeship opportunities up for grabs in 2020 for students, our continuous and professional relationship with the College is vital in supporting students with the important transition from College to the workplace.
“I look forward to working with Barnsley College in 2020 and continuing to build the close link we now have for the benefit of the students.”
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been working with Barnsley College for a number of years and mandates that all new domestic staff complete the Cleaning and Support Services Apprenticeship.
“I have found the College to be really supportive working with our staff, many of whom are mature and a little cautious about embarking on this qualification.
“The tutors are encouraging and supportive in guiding staff through the course work and Functional Skills. Many of our staff work unsociable hours and the College has worked with us to ensure they get the same support as our day staff.”
Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire welcomed a Construction and Built Environment Apprentice who delivered so much value into the business that it is currently looking to recruit further apprentices into other areas and teams.
“Thank you for helping us recruit our first apprentice! We didn’t know the process but having your help was reassuring and we will definitely work with you again in the future.”
Sheffield-based Fox Catering Fabrications Ltd recruited Georgia on a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Georgia has become a well-respected member of the business’s service team, having made a significant impact in her role.
“Our apprentice, Georgia, has made a positive impact on our business. She undertakes a great deal of responsibility and has eased the burden within our Reactive Service department.
“Before finding Georgia, we were daunted by the prospect of finding a new employee as all avenues seemed to be controlled by third parties looking to profit from it themselves. Barnsley College ensured our experience was clear and simple; we would certainly use them again should the need present itself.”
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust works with Barnsley College on the recruitment of apprentices studying for the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship who are training to become mental health support workers.
“We agree on a delivery plan which is tailored to the bespoke needs of the Trust and the individual apprentice’s learning style. To ensure our staff are progressing, the College provides regular progress updates and review meetings and they actively participate in our assessment centres.
“We have staff regularly passing their End Point Assessment and achieving their apprenticeship with very good support from the trainers at the College.”
Last updated: 7th May 2020