Are you a former student or do you know one? Sign up to the Walsall College Alumni Network!
Your journey doesn’t stop when you walk through our gates! We want to hear about how you’re getting on after you’ve finished your course. Maybe you’ve found employment at a local business, gone on to study at university or are travelling the world during a gap year? Whatever you’re doing, please stay in touch!
Join our community and sign up today and you can:
Stay connected with staff and former students
Get invites to events and networking opportunities
Receive Walsall College updates
Find out about new opportunities
Receive updates for vacancies such as Traineeships and Apprenticeships.
Be an Inspiration
Give something back and help inspire the next generation of Walsall College Graduates to also become skilled, professional and enterprising. There are a number of ways you or your employer could get involved in supporting students prepare for the world of work:
Host a business visit - Host a morning or afternoon visit from students who study on a course relevant to your industry.
Become a Lecturer for a day - You could visit the college to provide encouragement and support to our students by leading discussions about the realities of working in a real business.
Offer placements or internships - You could provide students with a work placement for a block week or an ‘Internship’ for 1 or 2 days over a number of weeks.
Set a live project brief - Our students could design a logo, decorate your premises or set up and revamp your company website.
Let our students volunteer - Our students could volunteer their services to your company for free. They could, for example support or co-manage fundraising events or become a long-term volunteer.
Nurture an apprentice - Apprenticeships are fully funded training programmes that enable businesses to recruit junior employees into a range of job roles on contracts which are linked to the completion of their training.
Become a Governor - If you have experience of commerce, industry or work with local community groups, we would love to hear from you.
Offer a bursary - Walsall College is committed to increasing the number of local people undertaking and achieving higher level skills. Our bursary scheme gives companies the opportunity to make a difference to the most gifted students, allowing them to study and achieve their dreams, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Sponsor an individual, an academy or a facility - Sponsorships can be given either to individuals or to the college. This ranges from donated equipment to development of specialist academies, or donating your time to advise college students and leavers who are just starting a business in our new start-up unit.
Get involved today by completing the form and a member of our Employability team will get in touch to discuss this further.