Developing your workforce is a big commitment in terms of resources, time and money so we want to make sure that you get a great return on your investment.

Our team have come from industry backgrounds and understand the need to help you maximise your training budget and the importance of delivering quantifiable results, with solutions that fit around your everyday business activities. We will take the time to understand your business, your staff and your culture.

We will work with you to identify your needs - building in your success criteria and measurements from the outset and in partnership with you - we will design the right solution.

We will deliver the training solution - our flexibility ensures we will deliver where and when suits you best using our most appropriate and experienced trainers.

Evaluation is key - this helps to ensure that your business objectives have been achieved and you really can see results. We may even be able to help you access funding to support you.

As an employer, you can benefit from taking on one of our students, and help with their professional development at the same time. Join the growing number of employers that successfully work with us.

Through job matching we are able to give you a comprehensive recruitment service that will remove all of the hassle of recruiting new employees - from initial advice and guidance to the selection of the most appropriate candidates, to work experience placements that will meet your needs.


Apprenticeships can be a cost-effective way to add skilled, productive employees to your workforce. Apprentices can bring up-to-date skills and knowledge of new technologies to your organisation.

Participating in an apprenticeship programme will give you skilled, loyal employees who are trained to industry standards and understand the unique values of your organisation. Ultimately, apprenticeships can have a positive impact on customer satisfaction and your business reputation.

Do you have a gap in your workforce that could be filled by an apprentice or do you have existing member of staff who could qualify for an apprenticeship?

Apprentices usually spend four days a week in the workplace and one day a week training at college. They gain the practical skills employers require and the academic and theoretical knowledge to achieve a recognised qualification. Apprentices are paid by their employer while they're training and learning but employers may be entitled to funding from the Skills Funding Agency to help with costs.

The Apprenticeship Levy. Everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy can be found here.

Find out more about taking on an apprentice here.


Traineeships were brought in by Government in August 2013 to offer young people a way of gaining the necessary skills and experience to gain employment and progress in their career. Traineeships are a work experience programme where young people aged between 16-24 who have little or no job place experience can work with an employer for six weeks to six months.

Traineeships offer a number of benefits to employers:

  • They can bring in enthusiastic young people with fresh ideas into your business
  • Allow businesses to create skilled workers for the industry
  • Support the local region and economy by helping your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce
  • Staff from your business will have the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching
  • Get the first pick of enthusiastic young people who are looking for employment. Effectively a 'try before you buy' system
  • If you decide after the scheme to offer a trainee an Apprenticeship you could be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of £1500.

Find out about employing an apprentice here

Work Placements

Offering a student a work placement is an ideal way to benefit from their knowledge of new technologies or business techniques. We have thousands of students of all ages looking for work placements as part of their training for employment. A work placement could also allow you to appraise potential future employees.

Work placements are a great opportunity for students, as valuable practical experience. We work closely with you to make sure the placement is mutually beneficial and provide help with organising the placement and seeing that it runs smoothly.

Recruitment Service

At St Helens College we provide tailored recruitment solutions and can source pre-assessed candidates who we believe would fit in your organisation. We also advertise vacancies on our website for a range of full-time, part-time, graduate and apprenticeship vacancies. You can take advantage of advertising your vacancies free of charge.

Tailored and Bespoke Courses

Can’t quite find what you’re looking for? Then we can create a tailor-made bespoke course just for your business! If you’re interested in finding out more about this, give the employability team a call on 01744 623342 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..