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Welcome to ‘The Biz Bit…’ The Business Relationship Team are building excellent relationships with local companies and this is bringing in many exciting offers from employers wanting to support and engage with the college – brilliant! But wasted if this information does not reach across college! All opportunities of engagement from local companies are duly recorded on ProEngage so that curriculum can research companies to engage with in order to enrich the student learning experience and meet their requirement for non qual. hours – but it is not always easy to find what you’re looking for, furthermore, you often don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it! To address this, The Business Relationship team are launching

‘The Biz Bit…’ - a new, regular ‘news -letter’ from which aims to: • Highlight the most interesting opportunities – shout about any new offers of engagement from local companies • Share with you which companies are on our radar as employers we would like to work with – the door opens more easily if we have a contact name! Are you able to offer relevant info on these companies or offer us a lead? Your knowledge and contacts could prove invaluable in attracting new business to the college • Ask you to work with us on growing existing relationships – do you already work with a company but feel that the relationship could be developed to benefit other areas of college?

‘The Biz Bit…’

best bits, will be placed onto the Business Relationship Team

Biz Bit tab on SharePoint which will build up into an extremely useful library of current employer collaborations/potential collaborations and engagement opportunities. We need you to use our Business relationships to help you source the valuable support from local employers. Please read the newsletter, view the Share Point page and get in touch with us.


‘The Biz Bit…’

Nov ‘13

…your regular update from The Business relationship team.

Kelly Anderton, Berni Roscoe, Penny Heys

Get in touch with your Business Relationship Team A ccount Manager: Berni Roscoe

Kelly Anderton

Account Manager for:

Account Manager for:

Creative, Care, Service & Business

Bus. Solutions, Pathways to work, H&C

HE, Professional and Access

Construction, Technology & Motor Eng.

Advanced Skills and Foundation

Sport & Leisure

Office: ext. 4122

Office: ext. 4225

Email: broscoe@accross.ac.uk

Email: kanderton@accross.ac.uk


Opportunities to engage your students with Local Employers: MARKS & SPENCER ACCRINGTON ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!! MARKS & SPENCER ACCRINGTON are taking on additional staff for Christmas, please check the website NOW to apply (also on INDEED): https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/company/marksandspencer/stores/jobs.cgi

Spring into Action CIC Fit & Food project - to improve the heart health of people 16+ with a learning disability through exercise, cook & eat and informal education. • Seeking referrals of 16+ students with a learning disability • Volunteers/Traineeships: Students can link in with the project as volunteers but this also could be possible opportunity for traineeships. • Guest speaker LCC- Travel Plan Team Offers free support, advice and guidance to organisations and businesses in delivering sustainable travel initiatives. • Cycle Road Shows – entertaining addition to event days • Travel Surveys – great project work for students. • FREE Cycle maintenance / training • Route Planning - helps to plan a route using public transport:


• Guest Speaker* Chartered Institute of Builders The CIOB have agreed to come into college to speak to the construction trades. • Benefits of membership - increased employment prospects • Opportunity to look at ways to link our apprentices/students with members of CIOB Housing 21 Housing 21 offers help with shopping to specialist dementia and end of care life care, responds to the diverse needs of older people by understanding people as individuals. • Opportunities to create pre training programmes & staff development • Guest Speaker/Mock interviews Matrix 247 Matrix247 Group is a UK leading supplier of technology solutions, wholesale mobile phones & business mobile data bundles. Possible opportunities include: • Pathway sponsorship • Currently expanding their workforce – Opportunities for recruitment and pre training/apprenticeships • Staff development training


Auto Data Auto Data are Europe’s leading supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket through printed and electronic media. Possible opportunities include: • • • •

Pathway sponsorship Sector based work academy Recruitment scheme Staff development training

New Companies/ Sectors We would like to hear from you if you have any contacts/links with the following company: Solomon Solomon is a Rossendale based, UK manufacturer of refrigerated vehicle conversions, panel van fridge / chiller and insulated bodywork for rigid trucks and vans Holden Décor Holden Decor is a specialist in premium quality wallcoverings. UK-based studio strive to design exciting innovative wallcoverings following the latest home furnishing trends in colour, pattern and texture. Lanway


Offers computer-based solutions to clients in both public and private sectors. Fagan & Whalley From their base in the North West Fagan & Whalley operate a network of delivery drivers, Providing goods transport services across the UK and into Europe. Visit our page on Share Point for further details of these and more opportunities: The Biz Bit

Search the CRM on for Employers to match specific requirements:

Add companies you are working/have worked with to the CRM using the easy web app form: ProEngage Web App fRequest support from the Business Engagement Team: Business Request Form


Invite your contacts/ make new contacts along to the Accross Business Leagues Networking Events Network with the best – Businesses are only as good as the Company they keep!’ Accrington & Rossendale College are investing in the economic future of Pennine Lancashire by bringing together members of the local business community at our monthly networking events in Accrington and in Rossendale. These events are supported and sponsored by Accrington Stanley FC, East Lancs Chamber of Commerce and Hyndburn Enterprise Trust with Lancashire Business view as our media partners.

Come along to our next Business League Event

Contact:

Berni on 07794938441

Accrington Business league: ACCRINGTON BUSINESS LEAGUE Accrington Stanley FC DATES: - first Tuesday: Livingstone Rd Accrington 3rd Dec BB5 5BX 7th Jan Time: 12 to 2pm 4th Feb Book: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/accringtonbusinessleague Rossendale Business League: Rossendale Sports Club Marl Pits, Newchurch Rd Rossendale. BB4 7SN Time: 12 to 2pm

ROSSENDALE BUSINESS LEAGUE DATES DATES: third Thursday

21ST NOV 19TH DEC 23 RD JAN* 20 TH FEB Book: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rossendalebusinessleague Contact: Berni (broscoe@accross.ac.uk) at Accross College if you would like to present/shout out/take a ‘free kick’ at a future event and for any training queries.


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