Meet the Students at our Employer Breakfast Event

New College Durham are inviting employers to join us on Tuesday 11 December to ‘Meet the Students’ at our Employer Breakfast Event and Employer Fair.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover how to create a pool of talent for your business. You can meet current New College Durham students and find out more about how they can support your business and how you can provide them with the skills and experience they need to succeed in the work place.

After enjoying breakfast refreshments while networking with other local businesses, you can choose from our selection of round table discussions on key topics within employment and education. Students will be on hand during the discussions to chat and answer questions.

The event runs from 8am - 10am and is followed by an Employer Fair, being organised in partnership with Westray Recruitment, which you are invited to participate in. Please see below for further information.



Round table discussion topics:


Find out how you can get the most out of apprenticeships, whether you want to upskill your existing workforce or hire fresh talent. If you’re a levy paying employer we can give you tips and advice on how to manage the whole process and get the most out of this fund.

Higher Education and internship’s

Meet some of our current Higher Education students and discover how they could benefit your business. Hear about live briefs and how you could task our students to work on a specific project for your business. You can also discuss internships and free work placement opportunities.

T-Levels and industry placements

With the approaching introduction of T Levels, you can find out about how work placements are changing and the flexibility available for your business with our extended industry placements. Meet our students and chat about what industry placements could mean for you.

Employer feedback and future developments

We want to hear from you! Whether you have ideas on shaping our curriculum, would like to discuss what you need from your future work force or if you have thoughts on how we could work together, we invite you to share your ideas with us.


Employer Fair

Following the breakfast event, the College and Westray Recruitment are hosting an Employer Fair giving students the chance to meet businesses and hear about work related opportunities. Employers attending the breakfast event can also have a stand at the fair where they can discuss potential industry placements, work placements and apprenticeships with students. This is an opportunity for you to engage students and raise the profile of your company.

The breakfast event runs from 8am until 10am with the Employer Fair taking place from 10.30am until 12noon.  Both events are free of charge and open to all employers, regardless of whether you work with New College Durham now or have in the past.