What work do we do with our employers?
Crawley College has increased its work with employers significantly this year. It offers a bespoke training programme to businesses on the Manor Royal Business Park. 1,000 local companies work with the College, the most significant proportion in Construction, Engineering, Retail, Business Services, Manufacturing, Public Sector and Professional Services. As a result of employer pressure, the hospitality courses at Crawley have been significantly boosted by the launch of 58 Restaurant training students for the hospitality and leisure industry. The restaurant is supported by the Gatwick Hotels Association.
Our training courses
Many people from local businesses accessed our training courses in 2017/18. Of these, a number are continuing their professional training through our Business and Management department. In addition, we deliver bespoke courses to local businesses on their premises.
The College is also represented on the Boards of the Gatwick Diamond Business, Manor Royal Business Improvement District, Crawley Town Centre Partnership, the Crawley Professional Services Forum and LEAG.
There has been a significant increase in numbers of apprentices in the last year.
What work do we do with employers?
It is vital that we provide a high quality service to all our employers which enables them to add value to their businesses.
We only have the results of the Government’s employer satisfaction survey 2018 for the whole Chichester College Group:
- 72% believed that the Colleges understood their training needs
- 66% were satisfied with the quality of training
- 77% believed that communication throughout the process was effective
- 73% highly rated the professionalism of the staff delivering the training
- 74.3% highly rated the overall employer satisfaction with the College Group
It is unclear if the drop in satisfaction related to employers in Crawley, Chichester or Brinsbury. It is an area of focus for 2018/19.