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The College were thrilled to win a Natspec award in the ‘Pathways into Employment’ category at the 2022 awards ceremony.

Creating meaningful work experience and forging and maintaining relationships with national and local employers is vitally important to us at Derwen College. Therefore, this award means a huge amount to us.

It’s been a challenging year for businesses, but we’ve been determined to keep up the high levels of work experience. This award is testament to our efforts.

Natspec judge, Jane Hatton, said: “This model works well for the students, the employers and the local community. Most colleges struggle to engage with employers, and despite their rural location, Derwen has developed effective working relationships with a number of good employers across a range of sectors, offering students a real choice in their career aspirations. The outcomes, in terms of students gaining paid work, voluntary work or further training opportunities, are very impressive.”

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