Charnwood and Loughborough collaboration creates new career channels for students

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Charnwood Campus Science and Loughborough College are now working alongside each other to make a careers channel for young people with the aim to join the classroom with life science skills. This will aid students who wish to pursue a career in the life science industry.

The combination of the two entities will allow students to move directly into apprenticeships, T Levels, work placements and training in fields such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Not only will the partnership help employers during the recruitment process, but also improve the employability of students as candidates.

“Not only will the partnership help employers during the recruitment process, but also improve the employability of students as candidates“

Jo Maher, principal & CEO of Loughborough College, said “Industry feedback is crucial to ensuring that we deliver the most relevant, innovative and up-to-date training so that our learners are highly trained when they leave us and ready to meet the needs of local employers. Partnerships like this are vital for the local and regional economy as we bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic, and I look forward to Loughborough College continuing to play an important role.”

Gosia Khrais, Charnwood Campus Director, said: “We are meeting our long-term objective to help align educational centres with industry needs. This partnership is heavily supported by companies onsite.”

Chair of the board of directors for LLEP, Kevin Harris, said “As a key site in the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone, Charnwood Campus offers fantastic opportunity for businesses, helping them to drive job creation and business growth in key UK sectors such as life sciences. I welcome this partnership as it helps local students access future job opportunities and provides them with the skills that employers are seeking in this exciting sector.”

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