Talent Ambassadors

Hull College Group recently launched its Talent Ambassador programme. The scheme is intended to ensure the region’s workforce is prepared for the future, by working closely with businesses to provide students with essential employability skills.

Members of the local business community have been invited to become Talent Ambassadors for the College. A total of 30 businesses have already signed up as HCUK Talent Ambassadors with further firms declaring an interest. You can find out more below and pledge your interest via the online form, alternatively please contact the College for more information on 01482 329943

Talent Ambassador Pledge

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About being an ambassador

Our Vision

To realise our vision for preparing the future workforce of the Yorkshire and Humber region we aim to forge new partnerships with employers driven by a shared commitment to invest in young people. Working together we can deliver the future skills that industry needs to fulfil the growth potential of this region in the following ways:

  • Developing valued employer partnerships with shared ambitions and
    mutual benefits
  • Working in partnership with employers to enable them to plan and
    develop a relevant and exceptional future workforce
  • Providing our students with life-changing employment opportunities
  • Addressing the region’s skills requirements for growth linked to Local
    Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priority sectors (in the Humber, Leeds City
    Region and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding)
  • Identifying natural talent and retaining those skills within the local

Working in partnership with employers

Hull College Group is highly focused on meeting the needs of employers through a combination of accredited and nationally-recognised training and bespoke programmes developed specifically to meet employers’ needs. Employers are also actively engaged in curriculum design through a range of consultative groups representing key industry sectors.
The Group is committed to developing the skilled and employable workforce required by existing businesses and potential future growth industries, ensuring that young people develop key employability skills. Our “Progression Passport” promotes employer engagement within curriculum design to ensure that students leave College with work-ready employability skills. Through the Passport students record their progress against a series of activities, skills sessions and milestones, designed in consultation with employers that help to prepare students for real work.
Hull College Group’s record of employer engagement is exemplary and has been nationally recognised for its high quality, high impact training. Employers also “speak positively of the confidence their employees gain and the good level of skills they develop” (Employers’ Perception of College Survey).

Talent Ambassadors

We would like to invite local employers to join us in shaping the future workforce of this region by ensuring that young people have the future skills industry needs. As a Talent Ambassador you can pledge your support in
many different ways including:

• Industry talks/presentations to our students
• Informing curriculum planning – become an integral part of our
curriculum design by joining our subject employer advisory boards
• Sponsoring a curriculum area
• Commissioning ‘live’ student projects
• Offering work experience placements
• Providing apprenticeships and/or traineeships
• Engaging with our students for early identification of young talent

Benefits of being a Talent Ambassador

  • Workforce development to address skill shortages within your organisation
  • Directly informing curriculum planning to address your current and future skills needs
  • Enabling succession planning and skills transfer
  • Promote corporate social responsibility and localism
  • Opportunities to promote your profile locally
  • Help shape future talent to enable business growth and a sustainable workforce
  • Reduction in internal recruitment costs
  • Interaction with potential future employees and early identification of new talent
  • Networking opportunities