Suffolk New College
Viv Gillespie, Principal, Suffolk New College
Suffolk New College isn’t just a great place to learn –it’s a launch pad for our students’ futures. At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to ensuring we properly prepare young people for the next chapter of their lives, be that employment, an apprenticeship or progression to higher education.
Based in the heart of Ipswich’s Knowledge Quarter, the town’s leading Further Education provider offers excellent learning from highly-skilled staff in second-to-none facilities. We deliver a wide-range of apprenticeships and full-time and part-time vocational courses to more than 2,500 young people.
Not only do our students achieve great results and progress on to successful careers, they also thoroughly enjoy their time with us. In fact, 94% would recommend the college to a friend.
We are passionate about engaging with businesses to ensure we continue to produce Suffolk’s workforce of the future. Part of that is a focus on equipping students with the skills and attributes required to hit the ground running upon entering the world of work. That’s why we are delighted to sponsor the Young Business Person award. It’s a category that dovetails with our mandate of nurturing ambitious, innovative young people who have the qualities needed to power economic growth in the region.