RNN Group relaunches the Employer Academies

The RNN Group welcomes nine employer academy partners to Rotherham College, Dearne Valley College and North Notts College recently in construction, hair and beauty, sports, animal care, education and child care services and engineering to open their academies at the start of the new academic year.

Employer academies enable learners, educators and employers to collectively identify the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors that are essential for success in the industry and this collaboration enables us to ensure that employers influence our curriculum to provide a future workforce that develops the practical skills and experiences that employers need. among their employees.

RNN Group has partnered with Brunton Shaw, Equans, Europa Engineering, Marshalls, Nexus, Rotherham Titans, South Electrical, Spa at Ye Olde Bell and Thornbury Animal Sanctuary with this initiative which brings together learners, educators and employers to establish long-term partnerships that will inspire the next generation in specific industries.

There are many benefits for companies, including conducting a number of activities for learners such as masterclasses, workshops, site visits, volunteering opportunities and industry internships; alternatively, companies can organize projects and competitions in which learners can participate, testing their knowledge and skills in a real professional context.


The Employer Academies also offer companies the opportunity to recruit from a pool of talented and ambitious learners, giving employers the opportunity to choose their future workforce in the region.

Additionally, employers have access to a range of training and promotion opportunities, including online training modules for staff, webinars supporting the student experience and promoting their organization.

Jason Austin, CEO and Director, said, “I am delighted to welcome our nine Employer Academy flagship partners to our colleges this week to promote this program.

“The Employer Academies are the result of the RNN Group’s investment in constantly improving skills and employment opportunities for learners and employers. By involving employers in the design and delivery of our programs, we show our integrity to further align our strategy with employers’ needs by ensuring that our learners develop modern, sector-specific skills to succeed.

“A central feature of our sector academies will be the opportunity for employers to become an active member of our new initiative. Over time, with an academy for each of our areas, employers can become an integral part of our comprehensive, collaborative approach to academic and practical learning and progress towards securing employment.

“We look forward to welcoming new employer and partner academies on board this initiative in the months and year ahead to ensure an inclusive approach to academy development across all of our fields of study.”

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