Employer engagement

South Downs College works closely with over one thousand employers. Integrating into the local community and improving the employability and progression skills of our students and your employees.

There are a number of ways that you can work with the College to support the development of your business, and our students. Our dedicated Employer Engagement team are here to help you make the most of the partnership.


“I would without a doubt recommend hiring an Apprentice through South Downs College. It has been a huge benefit to my company, and I urge others to invest in young people in this way”

David Brierly, CEO of Evolve

South Downs College Business Breakfast

Our monthly Business Breakfast provides networking opportunities for local businesses across Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey. Giving you the chance to meet other like minded business people, and giving you a chance to speak with the South Downs College team about how you can benefit from our apprenticeship and training schemes.

The upcoming business breakfasts are as follows:

Wednesday 15 March 7.30-9am
Speaker: Aaron Butson from South Downs College

Wednesday 17 May 7.30-9am
Speaker: Vince Potter from DV 02

Wednesday 21 June 7.30-9am
Speaker: Michael Collins from Chockablock

We are always looking for speakers for our Business Breakfasts. If you or a colleague are interested in delivering a short presentation to our Business Breakfast audience please contact Karen Lewis at klewis@southdowns.ac.uk or 023 9279 4661.


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