Swindon-headquartered recruitment company Outsource UK has received the title of Best Employer Contribution by Cirencester College for supporting its career academies.
Outsource, which specialises in IT and engineering, has been involved with the college’s IT and business careers academies programme for several years.
The programmes were set up by the college to help bridge the gap between education and business for students.
The award was presented to Outsource recruitment and training manager Anna Stretch at the college’s annual awards ceremony by guest of honour Oli Christie, founder and chief executive of Cirencester-based mobile games studio Neon Play.
College principal Kim Clifford said: “Paul Jameson (Outsource founder and managing director) and his whole team have been hugely supportive of the career academies programme in every aspect, including the development of young people through mentoring, interviewing and internships.
“The culture within Outsource is one of recognising and developing young talent. They certainly deserve this award.”
Anna Stretch sits on the college’s business academy board and has been involved in events such as speed interviewing. Outsource staff mentor several young people from the college and the company provides regular internships for students.
Paul Jameson said: “We’re very proud of our long association with Cirencester College and Anna Stretch has done a great job in leading this partnership. We have been able to pass on experience in terms of CV preparation and interview skills.
“We have also helped many students gain exposure to the real world of work, something that we believe is vital in order for young people to make informed decisions about their future careers.”
Pictured: Anna Stretch of Outsource being presented with the award by Oli Christie of Neon Play