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Suffolk New College is invested in building strong employer partnerships to meet local skills needs and support regional growth.

As a patron of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, we pride ourselves in the close links we have with Suffolk’s thriving business community and the impact it has on our learners and the local workforce.

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Employer Partnerships

We work with employers in a variety of ways so whether you want to influence curriculum delivery, share your knowledge and expertise with learners, provide real world work experience, upskill your workforce or take on an apprentice, Suffolk New College is your trusted partner for developing the workforce of the future.

Browse this page to see the many ways your business can engage with us, contact our Employer Engagement Advisors via or complete our employer enquiry form.

How can you work with Suffolk New College?

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Information for employers

As a College we are committed to building links with local businesses and employers. We feel it is important for employers to understand the current educational landscape, appreciate the skills and knowledge our students can offer and have access to their work force of the future.

In addition, we want to ensure that our students are work ready and offer them a range of opportunities including industry placement, employer talks, visits to workplaces, and mentoring.

If you would like to become part of this network, please contact:

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Industry Partner Program

Suffolk New College has established an innovative and mutually beneficial Industry Partner scheme, aimed at strengthening our engagement with industry and local employers.

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ePass & ePass+

Suffolk New College has an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grade for the personal development for our learners. We have a bespoke digital platform which develops essential skills for the workplace and is available in two versions:

  • ePass for learners– This is designed to support you in developing your employability skills by providing you with a framework of essential skills that you will be able to practice and develop as part of your work placement, work experience, mandatory vocational placement or industry work placement and in some cases work related activities/projects.
  • ePass+ for the workforce – This is designed for adults to crucial soft skills required in the workplace.
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Safeguarding & PREVENT for Employers

Suffolk New College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, including young people and vulnerable adults.
Employers also have a responsibility to the learners they support on work experience or work placement.

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Contact our Employer Engagement Advisors

We are here to help!

Contact our Employer Engagement team to discuss how we can help you with any bespoke training packages, apprenticeship queries or collaboration opportunities.