A COLLEGE has established a new partnership with global employers to support students career aspirations.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has established a new Employer Partners network.

The network will see employment partners spearheading work-related learning for students through live briefs, work experience projects, mock interviews, and lectures with each of these activities forming part of the wider careers support and guidance offered to students.

The inaugural Employer Partners meeting, which kickstarted the programme, took place on May 5 with businesses from across the skills spectrum represented including Oyster Yachts, Airbus Defence and Space, Zurich Insurance, Fiander Tovell, and Lee Filters.

Speaking on the network, Barton Peveril Principal, Jonathan Prest, said: “We see a partnership with local businesses as part and parcel of providing a purposeful education for our sixth formers.

"Increasingly we know that exposing students to the "real world" of work and business (whether through placements, talks from local employers, or in problem solving situations) helps them to develop future plans and become excited about career opportunities in Hampshire.

“For many of our students this will be returning to the region after a degree, whilst a quarter will be looking to take up training schemes and employment straight after their College courses. Employers are keen to help us develop those workplace skills, especially in problem solving, excellent communication and working in effective teams.”

Darren Everard, Managing Director of Latitude Recruitment, one of the College’s new employer partners, added: “It was great to finally get our new employment team together at Barton Peveril. Everyone is committed to helping the students with interviews, employment skills, and opportunities and we are confident our collective experience across key sectors will make a positive difference."