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Industry Links

Industry Committees

Farnborough College of Technology works with a range of employers who provide partnerships, work experience and apprenticeships. Most importantly, the college values the views of employers on ensuring the curriculum meets their needs so that our students go out into the workplace with the knowledge and skills to be industry-ready.

The College invites employers into the College to seek their views via an Industry Committee which is held biannually. We appreciate the input that employers give and we ensure curriculum planning embraces the comments made. Industry Committees will feed into an Industry Board where representatives of each programme area come together to discuss the overall plan for recommendation to the Corporation Board.

Our work with employers

We work with our employers in a number of ways to help students get the most out of their course, including:

  • Guest speakers and talks
  • Workshops
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work placements
  • Mock interviews

Case study: the role of an Enterprise Adviser in the EM3 Zone

Enterprise M3 are looking for credible, committed and connected individuals to take on the role of Enterprise Advisers.

Each volunteer Enterprise Adviser is linked to one school or college and works strategically alongside senior leaders and careers leads to support with connecting them to the world of work, bringing a business voice into the school and advising on employer expectations. To find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply, contact: EAN@enterprisem3.org.uk

Highlights of our Industry Links

We work with a range of employers to provide valuable experiences to help your employability:

Communication Centre

Designed for students to collaborate with SMEs and Microbusinesses. Our Communication Centre is a professional workspace with Wi-Fi access, print facilities, a meeting room and spaces for both individual and collaborative working.

We know that some students don’t get to partake in work experience for their first choice companies. This is due to those businesses not being able to offer students an appropriate work experience setting, usually because their business is run from home or while travelling. Our Communication Centre is the solution for students who wish to work for a small business!

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