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Employers & Stakeholders

Employers & Stakeholders

Employers are the backbone of our communities, creating jobs and career opportunities that support the whole region. At West London College, we have a number of ways to help employers access and nurture talented individuals from across the region, in turn, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

We offer a range of courses that can help you recruit new staff or upskill your existing employees, from apprenticeships to distance learning to bespoke training. In addition, we work with employers to help develop our curriculum, to ensure our courses are helping train the workforce of the future, and to offer work experience placements.

Meeting Stakeholder Needs

West London College has a strong focus on meeting skills needs both locally, sub-regionally, and regionally across London and beyond. We engage with a variety of stakeholders, including community groups, civic bodies, education providers and employers. Find out more about our strategies for meeting stakeholder needs here.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships help you to grow and enhance your business by equipping your workforce with new skills and qualifications. They provide tailored training, targeted to the needs of your workplace, helping you to respond to the ever-changing and challenging landscape. 

An apprenticeship combines practical skills alongside a knowledge-based qualification, which is gained through developing a portfolio that matches the needs of your business. With the apprenticeship levy and government incentives, now is the time to hire an apprentice or use apprenticeships to upskill your existing workforce. For more information, please get in touch using the form below.

Work Experience Placements

Work experience placements are essential to help our students develop the skills needed for employment. We work with a wide range of employers across London to offer placements from as little as one week, up to 60 days. In return, you’ll get to help shape employees of the future and enhance your business with additional temporary support.

If you can offer a work experience placement, our dedicated team will help guide you through the process – please get in touch using the form below.

Bespoke Training

We offer a range of bespoke professional development training courses designed to target your specific business needs. Our short courses, coaching, and other dedicated solutions can help engage, excite and motivate your staff, and increase productivity. 

We cater our training to your exact business needs, helping you to reduce recruitment spend and the other effects of high staff turnover. Some of our recent bespoke training has included:

  • English language classes for speakers of other languages
  • Seminars and events
  • Accredited sector-specific courses and qualifications (eg food hygiene)
  • One-to-one coaching and mentoring training
  • Corporate leadership and management training
  • Team building training

From new recruits to seasoned staff and line managers, our bespoke training allows you to offer continual professional development to your staff, helping you to adapt to evolving industry needs and employee expectations. For more information, please get in touch using the form below.

Employer Boards and Curriculum Planning

West London College is dedicated to meeting skills needs locally, sub-regionally, and across London and beyond. We engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including community groups, civic bodies, education providers and employers, to help shape our decision-making in areas such as curriculum design and planning.

We have aligned our provision to key Skills Improvement Plans developed by the devolved authority, sub-regional partnership and local authorities. If you’d like to join one of our employer boards, please get in touch using the form below.

Business Breakfasts and Networking Events

We regularly hold free networking events, including business breakfasts, to bring together the West London business community.  In addition to updates from the college, recent guests have included the British Business Bank, the Construction and Training Industry Board (CITB), Workwhile, Metro Bank, London Business Partnership and Women into Construction. 

Find out more about one of our most recent events here; please check back for dates and times of future events.

Hire Our Venues        

Our three iconic colleges – Hammersmith and Fulham College, Ealing Green College, and Southall Community College – contain a variety of versatile spaces, from classrooms to IT suites to specialist science labs, kitchens and sports facilities. When not being used for teaching, our spaces are available to hire at highly competitive rates.

Find out more here.

Partner with West London College

West London College is looking at ESFA Adult Education Budgets for the 2024-25 academic year. If you are interested in working with us, you can find more information on our subcontracting strategy here.

We are now inviting potential partners to submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available here. Please complete every section and submit to partners@wlc.ac.uk along with the following documents:
– Latest financial statements
– Quality Improvement Plan

Timeline
19 June – Pre-qualification questionnaire published 
28 June (midnight) – Pre-qualification questionnaire submission deadline 
4 July – Successful PQQ applicants notified and invited to tender 
12 July – Invitation to tender closes 
29 July – Final notification of successful bids and draft contracts issued
1 September – Contracts start 
31 July 2025 – Contracts end 

Some of the Employers We Work With…

SME LTD
EE Smith Contracts
Lang O'Rourke
Ealing Council
Mitie

Contact Us

Find out more about how West London College can support you and your business – fill out the form below and we will get back to you, or telephone us on 07833 095 224.

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HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
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COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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020 7565 1200
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