Centre partnerships

centre partnerships

Our specialist centres work with a range of employers to ensure that:

  • our courses provide the skills students need for work
  • our students experience real working life through work experience placements
  • our students have opportunities to develop their employability skills

Our work with employers offers businesses a range of benefits, including:

  • the opportunity to help students develop the skills they need
  • the chance to shape the future workforce
  • an extra pair of hands

Read more about our partnerships and how they help students and employers.

'Students benefit from well-designed study programmes which offer them a very comprehensive choice of vocational and academic pathways supported by a varied range of additional activities. These support their learning and help inform their decisions about employment or further learning within their chosen subject. A fifth of 16–18-year-old students have already benefited from carefully chosen work placements and more are planned over the current term. Students know how these placements help them prepare for their next steps.'

2016 Ofsted Report

Centre for Applied Sciences

  • Inmarsat's Summer Strategy Challenge

Each year, top science, technology, engineering and maths students take part in a six-week programme with global satellite communications company, Inmarsat. Through a series of workshops held at Inmarsat’s City Road headquarters in London, students have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and research their own ideas.

  • Forensic Science World Skills Conference

In 2014, the Centre hosted this prestigious employability event, bringing together forensic science experts from the British Transport Police, St Thomas’ Hospital, MP Biomedicals, the Reach Society, Volker Fitzpatrick and Fitness First.

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

City and Islington IT students applied their skills to a real-world brief

  • IT students applied their skills to a real-world brief, developing an app for international law firm, DLA Piper. Working in groups, students created an app to help employees with time management, networking and event management. The College’s Chair of Governors, Alastair Da Costa, is a consultant at DLA Piper.

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

  • Expert talks by the Whittington Hospital and health advocacy charity, Manor Gardens 

Students on our Access to Higher Education: Health Sciences course receive expert tuition on the issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the health sector.

  • Work placements with Sodexo and the Alsen Day Care Centre

Students benefit from work placement opportunities with catering company, Sodexo, and the Alsen Day Care Centre.

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Employment training from Step Ahead

  • 2014 saw the start of a partnership with employment agency, Step Ahead. Providing training and employment opportunities to learners referred to the College by the Jobcentre, the scheme includes preparation for the NCFE Level 1 Employability qualification and interviews with employers. 

University of Law scholarship and bursaries

  • Through a partnership with the University of Law, a number of scholarships and bursaries are offered to students on our Access to Higher Education: Law course.

Sixth Form College

The Sixth Form College offers work experience opportunities and workshops with prestigious employers and top London universities, including:


  • Lloyd’s Banking Group
  • Barclays
  • City Brokerage
  • Macquarie Investment Bank
  • M and G Investments
  • KPMG
  • Henderson Global Investors
  • BDO
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper
  • Standard Chartered
  • Grant Thornton


  • Aimia
  • RSA
  • JustIT
  • National Grid


  • Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Norton Rose LLP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Supreme Court
  • Thompsons Solicitors
  • Magistrates Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Old Bailey
  • Green Roots Solicitors
  • Charles Russell Speechleys LLP


Creative Industries

  • Casual Film Academy
  • Camden Roundhouse
  • Ticketmaster
  • Mousetrap




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