Employers’ Network

Introducing the Harrogate College Employers’ Network

Harrogate College values the input of local employers, and believes that they should shape the skills and training of the future workforce.

The Harrogate College Employers’ Network will be an opportunity for employers to influence the content of the college’s courses so that they are provided with what they need.

Joining the network involves participating in discussion groups quarterly and this involvement brings a multitude of benefits.

What do you get?

Input The opportunity to influence the content of college’s courses, so you get the skilled people you need.
Promotions Free advertising and promotion across the college’s media platforms and events.
Workforce Development Discounts on our courses for your business.
Connections Invitations to our stakeholder networking events.
Recruitment Recruit students into your business directly from the courses you helped to design.

What do we want?

A Conversation We want your advice on the content for our courses so you get the skills you need.

Upcoming Employers’ Network events:

Harrogate College Employers Networking

Thursday 20 October 2022, 10am – 12pm

We welcome all existing or prospective Harrogate College Employers’ Network members to come to the annual meeting at Harrogate College on 20 Oct 2022, 10am-12pm.

This will be an opportunity for us to tell you about the progress made in the year since the network’s launch, what benefits you can access, and how we can work with you to meet your training and recruitment needs. You can also tell us about what you would like to see from the college, the network and the new curriculums that are being developed. This is an opportunity to influence the education being delivered in your district and, therefore, the future workforce.

Book your place here


We are excited to share details here about our new Student-Workers programme.

This has been put together to allow employers to hire directly from the college on a part-time basis, which fits around students’ studies.

The scheme, which launches in September, has been made in direct response to feedback we’ve had from local businesses. It will benefit both the employers, by fulfilling their staffing needs, and our students, who will accrue invaluable work experience.

The initiative will be focused on some of Harrogate’s core industries – hospitality, health and social care. If you’d like to be involved and attend an event where you can interview and hire students, please get in touch with danny.wild@harrogate.ac.uk.

Harrogate College Employers’ Network Launch Event

We were joined by over 25 businesses from across the district at the Harrogate College Employers’ Network launch event.

Interested in hearing more about the fantastic event? Read more here.

Harrogate College Employers Network members

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