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Nottingham College satisfying employer needs

More than 80% of employers working with Nottingham College are either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the service they are receiving. That is according to a recently published Government Survey.



A high percentage of Nottingham’s employers, are also 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend Nottingham College to other employers who may be looking for a reputable training provider.


James Whybrow, Vice Principal Partnerships, Apprenticeships and Enterprise, commented:

“We hear a great deal about national skills shortages, and the need for work-ready employees, so I am delighted that Nottingham’s employers appreciate what we are doing. Their help in shaping our curriculum helps our students stand out in an increasingly competitive job market and get the best jobs whilst their recommendations help widen our relationships with potential employers.”


Dina Balistri, Manager of West Bridgford-based Home Care Provider, Olive Care, said:

“We have an excellent working relationship with the College, which has lasted almost 5 years. The assessors we work with are excellent and knowledgeable in their field and the team have worked closely with us to understand what we want, design a training programme to suit and help us source both funding and the ideal candidate. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”


The survey also looks at student satisfaction with both former colleges receiving 84% and 83% respectively when it came to student experience and satisfaction.  A resounding 83% of ncn and Central College students also gave a very positive response ('extremely likely' or 'likely') when asked whether they would recommend the College to friends or family, reflecting both organisations’ OFSTED ‘Good’ rankings.


Student Alexandro Justin, who studied A Level Biology, Chemistry and Business Studies at the College and is now doing an engineering Apprenticeship, said:

"I couldn't have had a better experience at College. My lecturers were supportive from start to finish and I'm now continuing my training with the College via an Apprenticeship with building services company Waterman Group. My future aim is to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, which I feel I’m on the right path to achieving.

“I have truly benefitted through choosing Nottingham College as a place of further study and I would definitely recommend the College for being a place of encouragement and excellent training.”


Commenting on the Learner Satisfaction Survey findings, Yultan Mellor, Vice Principal Curriculum, said:

“Students demand the best from their education and this is especially true as they face a complex and competitive working environment. It is gratifying to know that students of ncn and Central, now Nottingham College, recognise the quality of the courses and the personal support they receive from tutors. That means a great deal to me and my teaching colleagues.”


Nottingham College was formed in June this year following the successful merger between New College Nottingham (ncn) and Central College Nottingham and the survey results demonstrate the strong performance of the two former colleges.


The annual FE Choices Learner and Employer Satisfaction Survey 2016-17 conducted by Ipsos MORI and RCU on behalf of the Government asks more than 40,000 students and 60,000 employers across England about their attitudes towards local colleges.

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