Employers

Bedford College Engineering Technology Centre is a specialist engineering campus in Houghton Regis providing students access to the latest industry equipment and facilities. We are looking for employers to engage with and support our students. Employers play a key part in shaping and delivering our curriculum, giving our students a real insight into industry and preparing them for the future. View our current sponsors.

What are the benefits to employers?

Employers will find many benefits of being part of Bedford College Engineering Technology Centre.

Here are just some of them:

  • Enable students to work on real life projects that will bring your development forward
  • Providing students with skills that will benefit the industry
  • Create a pool of talent for your company
  • Corporate Social Responsibility within community
  • Raising your company profile

How you can support us

There are many ways in which your company can support us:

  • Influence strategic decision making at Governing Body level and provide leadership to senior staff.
  • Provide an industrial perspective to inform decisions regarding qualification content.
  • Provide engineering related work experience placements to students and/or industrial updating secondments for staff.
  • Provide work related project briefs for engineering students. This could include initial briefing, on-going progress reviews, assessment, evaluation and prize giving activities.
  • Guest speakers to provide information to students on given topics or general overviews of industrial practices.
  • Provide opportunities for students to visit manufacturing plants and witness industrial practices at first hand.
  • Provide guest speakers to explain and promote engineering related employment opportunities to students.
  • Provide application form completion advice and help to students together with interview practice opportunities.
  • Donate specialist materials and/or equipment to enhance the learning for students.
  • Bespoke company sponsorship of areas, equipment and/or student awards.
  • Extra-curricular activities such as a club

Employer engagement is crucial in developing the engineers of tomorrow. Your company will make a difference to the development of our students, and so we need your help.

If you require further information on becoming a Sponsor please call Andy Osborn on 01582 867756.