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Salford City College amongst Skills for Business Awards shortlist

Apprenticeships at Salford City College have been nominated twice within the Education Business Partnership of the Year Award category, at the 2017 Skills for Business Awards.

Their first nomination is alongside Pendleton Together, part of the Together Housing Group, a regeneration programme that has already been recognised for its work in building the skills of the community.

Salford City College and the organisation work together to provide apprenticeships for people in Salford, within the housing and construction industry. Their aim is to ‘inspire young people to think seriously about a career in the sector’, and to provide employment opportunities for them.  

Thanks to the partnership 35 local businesses have been re-engaged with apprenticeship programmes which has helped almost 100 people find sustainable employment.

The college’s second nomination was for their partnership with Morson Group. The organisation is celebrated for being one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the area, generating opportunities in a range of sectors including rail, finance, administration, IT, management and recruitment. 

When asked about the nominations, Debbie Ward, Director Apprenticeships and Community, Salford City College said: “Successful partnerships with employers are massively important in delivering our aspiration of providing outstanding apprenticeships.

“We are delighted that several of our clients have been recognised by these awards for the amazing opportunities they provide to apprentices, as well as ourselves.”

The Skills for Business Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and celebrate the direct impact learning has on businesses, individuals and communities in Greater Manchester.

Apprenticeships at Salford City College also work closely with Seddon, with whom they’ve been in partnership with since 2011. The college have nominated Seddon for the Large Business of the Year Award, which they have been shortlisted for. 

This year’s event will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford on November 30, and are being hosted in partnership with Pearson, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network.

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