Employer Training

We’re here to give your business a competitive edge.

These are uncertain times. Covid, Brexit and a fragile economy means every penny spent needs to deliver a return. Investment in training is no different but the recent Further Education ‘white paper’ and Adult education laws from the government provide opportunities for a skills led recovery.

Our specialist training service at Trafford College offers bespoke training packages, apprenticeship programmes, and recruitment schemes to provide employers with a more motivated and dedicated workforce.

We have experience working with a wide range of organisations, both large and small across a range of industry sectors to help increase turnover, improve staff motivation, retention and productivity.

Use the sections below to find out more on how we can work together as well as information on apprenticeships, Kickstarter and additional packages such as employer forums, mentoring and access to our students through industry placement opportunities.

Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to continue the conversation.

Industry sector solutions

As part of The Trafford College Group, our employer team at Trafford College have over 20 years’ experience of working with employers throughout Greater Manchester across a range of industry sectors.

Click on the industry link relevant to you to see how we can help:

AM2

Download/View AM2 Centre Leaflet

The Trafford College Group has invested heavily in a AM2 centre that has raised the standard of skilled electricians across the Greater Manchester region. The National Electrotechnical Training (NET) approved facility is based at our STEM campus in Stretford and benefits from being installed with the latest equipment, setting a new standard in the region. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out how we can meet your training needs.

ACS Gas

Our ACS gas centre based at our STEM centre in Stretford trains and retrains candidates to the professional standards required by the industry with training packaged in a way that allows your staff to become qualified quickly and efficiently. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out how we can work together.

Automotive

The UK’s automotive sector is transforming, and there are real challenges in both the immediate and longer term for developing a skilled workforce to enable the UK to compete in a global marketplace. We work with our employer partners to identify skills gaps so that they are better prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the sector, both now and in the future. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Computing

Predictions currently state that there is a shortfall of 500,000 ICT Professionals across Europe, with the UK as one of the major losers. Additionally, it is predicted that there will be a need for a further 50,000 additional high-tech Leaders per year until 2025. We work with our employer partners to identify skills gaps so that they are better prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the sector, both now and in the future. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Construction

As the economy prepares and enters a post Covid recovery, construction and building service jobs are developing across the region and nationally. We work with employer partners and awarding bodies such as City & Guilds to ensure the training programmes, qualifications and support we provide meet the needs of our partners and the industry. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Engineering

It’s no secret that the engineering industry is struggling against a widespread skill and staff shortage. Technology is developing rapidly, and the global population continues to grow. We work with our employer partners to identify skills gaps so that they are better prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the sector, both now and in the future. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Professional Services

View/Download Professional Services Leaflet

We work in conjunction with our employer partners to determine the training solutions that will best meet the current and future needs of their organisation through a range of apprenticeship training as well as entry through to higher level and professionally accredited qualifications. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Hair & Beauty

Apprentices have been the backbone of the Hair & Beauty industries for decades and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Keep your business up-skilled, ahead of the curve and on trend with apprenticeships and a host of other training solutions we can co-create with you to meet your needs. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Hospitality

View/Download Hospitality Leaflet

At The Trafford College Group we know that having the right staff with the right skills is critical to success in the hospitality industry. We work with our partners to ensure they have a talent pool that meets their needs, from entry level jobs through to continued professional development. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out how we can work together.

Science

View/Download Science Leaflet

It is essential that your sector continues to have access to a highly skilled R&D, manufacturing and technical workforce in order to achieve its potential and maintain the UK’s position at the forefront of life sciences. We work with our employer partners to identify skills gaps so that they are better prepared for the challenges and opportunities in the sector, both now and in the future. Call us on 061 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk to find out more.

Employer Forums

To make sure we are meeting your needs we also run Employer Forums to shape the courses, qualifications, skills and training we offer. We have a number of forums that have already been set up and are free to join in the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Hair & Beauty

If you would like to find out more about any of our employer forums or would like to set one up with us, call us today on 0161 886 7641.

Mentoring Programmes

Trafford College offers a work-based mentoring programme designed to support employees in becoming a mentor and equip them with the skills to help new employees settle into the workplace. Support is offered in a range of areas including confidence building, team working, mentoring and coaching skills, and leadership skills to name a few.

Businesses who have adopted the mentoring programme have seen increases in staff motivation and retention, business profitability, efficiency and flexibility within their organisation.

For more information about the mentoring project please contact the team on 0161 886 7461 or email apprenticeships@tcg.ac.uk.