Hear from our Employer Partners

We work with employers from across the country in all manner of ways. This can be through upskilling their teams, giving them access to our talent pipeline or through giving them the opportunity to shape future skills.

The below testimonies are just a small snapshot of the employers that we work with and the positive feedback that we receive from them.

Apollo Fire Detectors

“As an industry leader, Apollo feel it’s important that the next generation of engineers are given the opportunity to train using the very best life-saving devices available on the market. I look forward to returning to Hopwood for the workshop opening.” 

Nicole Street, Channel Marketing Manager at Apollo Fire Detectors.
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“eFIXX believe these students are the building blocks of our industry and – with it being such an exciting time in our industry – we wanted to be involved with these young people who are going to drive our industry forward.
“Hopwood Hall’s workshops are by far the best that I’ve ever seen. They’re unbelievable!”

Gary Hayers, Co-founder and Editor at eFIXX.
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HMG Paints

“We currently have three T-Level students on placement with us. I think these qualifications are great because they offer employers future candidates for employment that actually have industrial experience and know about the world of work before they start on their career path.”

Paul Sheppard, the Regulatory and Compliance Manager at HMG Paints Ltd and President of Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association.
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Zen Internet

“We’re proud to work alongside Hopwood Hall College on our Women in Technology Mentoring Scheme. It was fantastic to see the students come out of their shells and ask many questions and we’re excited to see how they grow and hopefully develop a career in the IT industry.”

Lien Hayes, the Head of Learning and Development at Zen Internet, says:
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Caddick Construction

“The college does fantastic work across a range of courses and is helping to attract new recruits into advanced construction, building trades and engineering, which is welcomed by the industry.”

Dave Burton, Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction
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Crystal Doors

“Thanks to Hopwood Hall, Rochdale has the opportunity to bring thousands of businesses together to work with the thousands of students at the college. Together we’re stronger and this allows us to learn together and engage together.”

Richard Hagan, Founder, Owner and Remote Leader at Crystal Doors
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Willmott Dixon

“We love to play our part in instigating change – developing the area, improving people’s life chances and providing new opportunities for people. We’re super proud to be providing placements for such high calibre students from Hopwood Hall because they’ve got so much to give.”

Beth Modder, Social Value Manager at Willmott Dixon
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Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
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St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346