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We see our partnerships with employers as a two-way relationship.

By working in partnership with us, you will have access to educational support and solutions such as Apprenticeships and Professional Learning and development opportunities, state of the art facilities and have a significant influence on the curriculum offered.

Our Business Development Team specialises in helping organisations like yours to improve their performance and productivity by delivering tailored training solutions to develop the skills of your staff. We offer a range of practical, effective services to help local businesses get results! These include:

  • Apprentice recruitment and training
  • Skills & Workforce development
  • Professional development courses including blended learning courses
  • Soft Skill Training
  • Bespoke Training
  • Work experience/T Levels
  • Legislative Training
  • IT Learning Centres
  • Distance Learning
  • Degree level courses
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Venue Hire

What makes us stand out from the crowd?

For industry/employer-education collaboration to work it must be consistent and purposeful, that is why we value all our clients and understand the importance of developing long-term relationships built on mutual trust and transparency. We pride ourselves on providing a quality customer experience right from the very first time you speak to us because we understand that you need to be assured that involvement in education can be a benefit to your business and not a drain on time and resource.

We would welcome the opportunity to connect with your company to discuss any training issues you want to address and/or any opportunities to work together.

One point of contact

You will be allocated a dedicated account manager to act as one point of contact to deal with all of your training requirements and general enquiries.

Access to expert advice and support

We’ll provide practical support to identify the training issues you want to address and design a tailored programme to meet your precise needs.

 

Training where and when you want it

We will train your staff at a time and location to suit you, whether that is at your workplace or ours.

 

Training tailored to your industry

With access to a large bank of qualified assessors and trainers, you can rest assured that the person who trains your staff will have a pertinent knowledge base of your industry to make the training relevant to your particular business.

 

Real value for money

Unlike some training providers, we can access a much wider range of funding so you can get more for your training budget.  We’ll source the funding for you and deal with all of the red tape so that you can concentrate on your business.  We are also a government approved provider for the Apprenticeship service, which enables you to grow your own talent.

 

One-stop shop

With the backing of a large further education college which delivers courses to over 16,500 people each year, we are able to offer you a massive range of training programmes covering most industries.  This means you won’t have to spend time and money looking for lots of different training providers to meet your needs. Many of our courses can be customised and tailored to your particular needs or industry, we have considerable experience in developing and delivering a wide range of bespoke courses and programmes. On the rare occasion that we can’t meet your training needs, then we can put you in touch with someone who can.

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Bespoke training

We understand that sending staff on courses is not always the most convenient way to give your staff new skills. We offer a bespoke training solutions package, working with businesses like yours to design and develop training that can be delivered where and when you need it – whether you require a tailored version of any of our existing courses or a totally bespoke programme.

We do this by working closely with you to identify the issues you want to address, developing appropriate training solutions to meet your objectives and measuring the impact this training has on your organisation to show real business benefits.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your company to discuss our bespoke training solutions. To arrange a free, no obligation analysis of your needs call our Business Development team on 01234  291747, or email training@bedford.ac.uk

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Industry Training courses

From NVQ courses delivered in the workplace to short courses to develop specialist skills, certification and professional training to meet legislation and comply with industry requirements, as well as higher education programmes. We also offer a wide range of bespoke training solutions.

Find out more

Meet our team

Karen Campbell

Vice Principle Karen Campbell.

kcampbell@bedford.ac.uk

Gina Bubbins

Director of Business Development.

gbubbins@bedford.ac.uk

 

Julie Hoult

Head of Business Development.

jhoult@bedford.ac.uk

Ross Thomson

Business Development Manager – STEM.

rthomson@bedford.ac.uk

Lisa Charlton

Business Development Manager (Northants) Engineering, Motorsport, Motor Vehicle, Business, IT, Leisure, Charities and Electrical.

lcharlton@bedford.ac.uk

Kathryn Lusk

Business Development Manager (Northants) Public Sector and Construction

klusk@bedford.ac.uk

Roger Lett

Business Development Manager – Construction.

rlett@bedford.ac.uk

Jane Bland

Business Development Manager – Electrical, Charities Business Services, Land-based and Leisure.

jbland@bedford.ac.uk

Paige Dearman

Business Development Manager – Adult, Childcare & Education, Hair & Beauty and Sub-contracting.

pdearman@bedford.ac.uk

Georgina Smith

Apprenticeship Recruitment Team Leader – Building Services, Construction and Engineering.

gsmith@bedford.ac.uk

Nadia De Michele

Apprenticeship Recruitment Adviser – Accountancy, Business, Education, Hair & Beauty, IT and Land-based.

ndemichelle@bedford.ac.uk

Julie Carter

Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor (Northants)

jcarter@bedford.ac.uk

Chloe Harris

Business Development CRM and Processes Executive

charris@bedford.ac.uk

Angelo Moscaritolo

Business Development Administrator.

amoscaritolo@bedford.ac.uk