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Working together to develop London's future workforce

Waltham Forest College is an anchor institution across various communities. It has developed effective strategic partnerships with key employers and is represented on several local and regional boards with key stakeholders, helping to drive and inform policy and strategy change to meet local and regional skills and training needs.

To ensure that the College continues to support the alignment of the curriculum to meet local and regional skills and training needs the College is looking to further strengthen employer involvement across all its Advisory Boards. Each Advisory Board offers leading industry partners a real voice in shaping the skills and training requirements for young people to be successful in that sector and provide strategic advice and direction on the future design of our evolving curriculum.

The following sector advisory boards have been established with more to be announced:

  • Construction & Utilities
  • Creative, Media and Production
  • Education, Health & Social Care Services
  • Employability and Independent Skills
  • Hairdressing, Beauty & Barbering
  • Hospitality, Recreational and Leisure
  • Professional and Business Services
  • STEM

What's in it for you?

There are many benefits to employers in establishing strategic relationships and through developed partnerships we aim to collaborate with industry experts to develop further the local and national workforce that comes with values that fit the business needs. This is often through:

  • Co-designing our curriculum intent and developing the skills and training needs of your future workforce
  • Recruiting an apprentice or delivering a work-ready programme to develop your existing workforce
  • Sharing expertise through guest seminars or the delivery of employability activities such as mock interviews and workshops
  • Supporting the delivery of T Level Industry Placements. Employers can use the Employer Support Fund to claim for costs that they have incurred when delivering a T Level Industry Placement after 1 April 2023 and before 31 March 2024
  • The delivery of employability activities or support the delivery of work placements

Pledge your support

For more information, please download the Employer Engagement booklet or complete the support pledge to indicate the level of support you can offer the College and a member of staff will arrange contact.

Employer Engagement booklet

Pledge your support

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