Working with Riverside College – Alan Seeley, Human Resources Manager at GETRAG

Working with Riverside College – John Houghton, Apprenticeships Manager at Everton Football Club

Working with Riverside College – Richard Munson, Community Director at Widnes Vikings

Working with Riverside College – Simon Smith, Maintenance Manager at GETRAG

“The council support companies in the Business Improvement District on the Astmoor and Halebank Industrial Estates. As part of the training provided, the college has delivered PAT testing courses at its Construction Skills Centre. The courses were well organised and co-ordinated to fit in with the BIDs’ requirements and we look forward to working with Riverside College in the future, to deliver the training needs of the companies within the BIDs.”

Diane Robinson BA(Hons), Business Improvement and Growth Officer

“Riverside College provided us with an easy, enjoyable and professional recruitment process. The College provided us with regular updates and short listed candidates, only sending CV’s that were suited specifically to our position requirements, ensuring we got the right person for the job.”

Adele Alty, Contraflor

“I would like to thank you for the fantastic way in which you responded to my request to find two apprentice joiners. You arranged the interviews at the college at very short notices. The people that I interviewed were all excellent candidates. The two successful students who took up the job offer have proven to be first class apprentices and an asset to our company. The follow on support to our business and the apprentices is great. I will not hesitate to request further apprentices from Riverside College in the future.”

Brian Gates, Community Development Manager

“The Apprenticeship programme has helped Prime Industries by bringing school leavers into the workplace who are eager to learn new skills. Riverside College has been helpful in finding us the right candidate and also supporting the Apprentice.”

Roy Longshaw, Production Manager

“Candidates received excellent levels of support and for this reason I would highly recommend Riverside College. The training has had great impact, improving knowledge and skills in the field of social care. Training materials provided were appropriate for the course and of high quality. Riverside College’s ability to be flexible around the needs of the business and learners has meant that candidates needs were met at a time to suit everyone.”

Kevin Martin, Registered Manager, Potens Warrington

“The flexibility and dedication shown by the college in supporting the teams through the programme whilst balancing a difficult shift pattern and demanding operational needs was a credit to the college. Without even looking at the performance benefits we have seen a complete change in attitude and improved level of engagement from the teams taking part. The quality of provision is always to a very high standard based on excellent manufacturing experience. Communication and support are always available even when not on site. Communication and interaction with the college has always been regular. Flexibility around our operational requirements has been met and supported throughout. Diageo have been in the process of implementing lean techniques for a number of years but struggled to gain momentum or involvement from the production teams. However since they have been working to the BIT NVQ they have been more engaged and involved with improvement to activities in their area. After the first cohort was complete there was an overwhelming response to sign up for the next program.”

Colin Graham Training & Development Manager

“It is increasingly important to work with local providers, Riverside College has gone out of its way to adapt to learner needs and the tutors are very supportive.”

Colin Graham Training & Development Manager

“As a Clarins recruitment specialist for the North West/ West Midlands I have built an invaluable relationship with Tutors at Riverside College. They have recommended some excellent beauty therapists who have truly understood the expectation of our Clarins brand and ethos. The Calibre of candidates has resulted in the recruitment of 5 students who have all been placed in our high profile flagship spa doors. All of the candidates that have joined Clarins from Riverside College have shown extreme maturity, understanding of the role, drive and ambition to succeed and a great hardworking attitude to Clarins. They are a credit to the College and to Clarins. I hope the successful partnership we have formed will continue to ensure the success of your students within our brand.”

Jane Ellam, Recruitment Specialist Clarins UK Ltd

“Riverside College are very supportive of Steiner. By holding interviews at the College each month we have improved recruitment figures. The College produces hairdressing and beauty students of the highest standard. The team are committed to developing professional standards and I look forward to working with them well into the future.”

Angela Vickery, UK Regional Manager Steiner Training Limited

“The process of working with Riverside College to source a number of apprentices for our school was an extremely positive one.  The information and guidance we were provided was excellent throughout and the ability of college professionals to quickly provide a large number of good quality applicants meant that we were able to interview and select people who we are confident will be an impressive addition to our staff.”

Rob Downey, Deputy Head of School – The Grange School