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The College were thrilled to win the 2022 ‘Pathways into Employment’ Natspec award.

Creating meaningful work experience and forging and maintaining relationships is vitally important to us at Derwen College.

This award means a huge amount to us, as it recognises the work we do for our students with national and local employers.

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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