Barnet and Southgate College and Grupo Antolin

The College

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Barnet and Southgate College is one of the biggest colleges in the Greater London region, covering North London and Hertfordshire. It has over 14,000 learners and over 1,500 courses giving residents the opportunity to learn new skills.

From art to engineering, everyone has a chance to learn in a different subject area.

The Employer

Grupo Antolin is one of the top players in the car interiors maker and number one worldwide supplier of headliner substrates.

Their long industrial tradition and mastery of broad technologies have positioned them as a key reference in the automotive sector. They have 30,000 employees in 25 countries, in 155 different production plants.

The Partnership

Barnet and Southgate College and Grupo Antolin partnered to develop a collaborative relationship which started through subcontracting and developed into an effective partnership.

The college provided Business Improvement Techniques apprenticeship training at Level 2 and Level 3.

The Benefits

The aim for Barnet and Southgate College was to be more employer responsive which has allowed the College to build and grow its adult learner budget and its apprenticeship funding both ESFA and Levy income. It has given staff the opportunity to further develop and to learn new skills which enable them to understand their role within Antolin but also increase their capability to do the role.

Grupo Antolin’s relationship with Barnet and Southgate College, a progressive and collaborative college, meant that they could develop programmes together which was a huge benefit for the employer. This partnership has demonstrated to the business the importance of skill development and the need to align it with succession planning and talent spotting.

What they say

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I look forward to continuing a successful relationship with Barnet & Southgate College and to evolving our current programmes!

The UK L&D Manager at Grupo Antolin

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