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College Group to Support Delivery of UK Apprenticeship Provision for Kier

The Collab Group of colleges has been selected by Kier to help facilitate its Apprenticeship provision. Kier will be harnessing the power of 36 of the largest colleges in the UK through an innovative managed service model which will support the delivery of a range of construction, highways, engineering, project management and professional Apprenticeships across the UK.

A member of the Collab Group, City College will be involved in the contract. The College’s Principal and Chief Executive, Phil Davies, said: “We are excited to be expanding City College’s existing work with Kier through the Collab Group contract. Kier are a fantastic example of a large organisation responding positively to the introduction of the Apprenticeship levy by investing in the creation of Apprenticeships and up-skilling their current workforces across the country. Hopefully this is the start of things to come.”

“The Collab Group colleges are at the forefront of providing highly specialised training to equip the future workforce with the skills to drive economic productivity and growth,” said Ian Pretty CEO of Collab. “Our colleges are deeply imbedded in their local communities, and our national delivery network across the UK makes us uniquely placed to offer customised and flexible provision to a range of clients within the construction industry and beyond. We look forward to working with Kier to invest in their talent and harness the collective expertise of our network of forward thinking and dynamic colleges.”

City College has been running breakfast events to help local businesses find out about the impact of the Apprenticeship levy.  The next Apprenticeship ‘Myth Busting’ Breakfast takes place on Friday, 8.00am to 9.00am at Kings Road. To book a place call 01752 305026 or e-mail