New Employer Academies aim to increase opportunities for Worksop students

The new academies – designed to “enable learners, educators and employers to collectively identify the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed for success in the industry – cover areas such as construction, hairdressing and beauty , sports, animal care, education and childcare, and engineering.

RNN Group, which also runs Rotherham and Dearne Valley colleges, has partnered with Brunton Shaw, Equans, Europa Engineering, Marshalls, Nexus, Rotherham Titans, South Electrical, Spa at Ye Olde Bell and Thornbury Animal Sanctuary for the program.

Jason Austin, Managing Director and Director of RNN, said, “Employer Academies are the result of RNN Group’s investment in constantly improving skills and employment opportunities for learners and employers.

North Notts College RNN Group

“By involving employers in the design and delivery of our programs, we show our integrity to further align our strategy with employers’ needs by ensuring that our learners develop modern, sector-specific skills to succeed.

“A central feature of our sector-specific academies will be the opportunity for employers to become an active player

member of our new initiative.

“Over time, with an academy for each of our areas, employers can become an integral part of our comprehensive and collaborative approach to academic and practical learning and progress towards securing employment.

Workers from an Employers’ Academy

“We look forward to welcoming new employer and partner academies on board this initiative in the months and year ahead to ensure an inclusive approach to academy development across all of our fields of study.”

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A spokesperson for AN RNN added: “This collaboration allows us to ensure that employers influence our program to provide a future workforce that develops the skills and practical experiences that employers need in their employees.

“There are many benefits for companies including conducting a number of activities for our learners such as masterclasses, workshops, site visits, volunteering opportunities and industry placements; alternately,

companies can organize projects and competitions in which our learners can participate, testing their knowledge and skills in a real professional context.

“The academies also offer companies the opportunity to recruit from our talent pool and

ambitious learners, giving employers the opportunity to choose their future workforce in the region.

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