Category Archives: Case Studies- Employers


Employer Case Study – Benson Road Community School

Benson is a member of the Handsworth Consortium of Schools. The school is one of the oldest in the area and has been in Birmingham, since the 1800s. Currently there are 11 classes based in the main school building and a nursery located next to the school. The school is very fortunate to have a large playing field and three playgrounds. Within the school, they have a brand new ICT suite and each classroom has its own interactive whiteboard.

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Employer Case Study – Park Lane Garden Centre

Centrally located in the Digbeth area, Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association (BITA) Pathways is the largest independent voluntary sector provider of learning and work services for adults with mental ill health. They offer a recovery focused service that provides opportunities designed to assist adults experiencing mental illness in working towards employment through personal training and support.

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Employer Case Study – British Military Security

British Military Security (BMS) is a commercial security organisation that offer close protection, man guarding, event security and venue security. They have worked with a number of Blue Chip clients that include British Athletics, Taylor Wimpey, Highways Agency and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. Their apprentices are now playing key roles within the business.

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Employers Case Study – Imaginative Minds

Imaginative Minds is an independent, online catalogue of books and resources. They specialise in products that raise standards of teaching and learning using critical and creative thinking. They started recruiting apprentices with South and City College this year, but have always considered apprentices to be part of the business’ long term future plans for further growth and success.

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Employers Case Study – Baldwins Lane Garage

Baldwins Lane Garage is an independent, family run car, MOT, service, and repair garage based in Hall Green Birmingham. The garage offers MOTs, servicing and repair for all types of vehicles and started recruiting apprentices with South and City College in 2011. Apprentices are now part of the business’ long term future plans.

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Wan Yu Europe - South and City College Birmingham

Employers Case Study – Wan Yu Europe Industrial

Wan Yu Europe Ind. Co Ltd, is a family based import and export business based in Tyseley, Birmingham. They import and export items ranging from toys to traditional Chinese furniture. They started recruiting apprentices with South and City College Birmingham in 2013.  The two apprentices George Mobley and Benjamin Emerson, 19 and 20 respectively, now help develop and assist with the company’s social media.

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Midland Heart- South and City College Birmingham

Employers Case Study – Midland Heart

Midland Heart is a leading national housing and care association that helps transform lives and communities through housing, care and more. In 2010, Midland Heart launched a campaign to recruit local disadvantaged people into apprenticeship jobs. The scheme was a success and working with South and City College, they have been taking on apprentices each year since. Continue reading