Our ambassadors are our extended team

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Unified Seevic & Palmers College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Stoke on Trent College

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Person name

Libby Bulmer

Work Experience Coordinator

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

I use CONNECT to record all areas of Work Experience at the college – for logging documents, updating placement details, seeking Risk Assessments and Appraisals, monitoring progress etc

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

It is a very clear, and easy to navigate system to record Work Experience. It is essential for keeping log of the businesses who are willing to take placements, making it easier for years to come when maintaining relationships. It has a great system for helping you to chase Risk Assessments and Appraisals etc. It is easy to make amendments, and upload data. It allows you to clearly see your progress, with access to multiple stats and downloadable data. They have a great team on hand to help with anything you need.

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Stockton Riverside College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Solihull College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Shipley College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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St Helen’s College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Rochdale Sixth form College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Preston’s College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Priestley College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Nelson & Colne College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Lewisham & Southwark College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Kidderminster College

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Hopwood College

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Person name

Marie Donnelly

Work Experience Development Officer

Time using CONNECT: 1 year 5 months

What you use CONNECT for?

Logging both WEX and IP’s with employers/checking updated ELI’s & RA’s/reporting and statistics tool

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The system is easy to navigate, gives a clear and accurate picture for reporting purposes, everything on there is transparent and visible/support from Changing Education is always available with regular contact from our account manager.

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Blackburn College

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Person name


Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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WQE & Regent College

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Person name

Kate O’farrell

Careers Education Manager

Time using CONNECT: 2 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Wirral Met College

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Person name

Jane Edwards

Head of Employer Engagement

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

WEX & T-Levels placement recording, tracking, employer & student feedback

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

Once you are up and running CONNECT is a very easy to use system, helps you to keep employers and students informed and is great for reporting on WEx/Placements throughout the year.

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Warrington Vale Royal College

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Person name

Abbie Hildebrandt

Work Experience Manager

Time using CONNECT: 4 years

What you use CONNECT for?

We use CONNECT to track all aspects of Work Placements and CDF Placements. From health & safety reports, student placement hours, marking registers, gaining both employer and student feedbacks, to accurately report on our ILR. The list goes on.

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

CONNECT has completely streamlined our way of working. It has allowed us to gain much more accurate data – from the hours which students partake in work placement, to the feedback which is reported back to us regarding students progress. CONNECT also allows us to work remotely from our different campuses and with different departments within the college. We are currently in the CDF pilot to help us to get ready for the T-Level Qualification, the CONNECT Software has allowed us to plan for this and helped us to adapt to the new ways of working.

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Vision West Nottingham College

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Person name

Maxine Buttery

Head of Work Experience

Time using CONNECT: 2 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Peterborough College

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Person name

Laura Richards

Work Experience Manager

Time using CONNECT: 2 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience and Careers Activity

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Newcastle College

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Person name

Christine Hepple

Head of Work Experience

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Newcastle and Stafford College

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Person name

Andy Snape

Head of Quality

Time using CONNECT: 2 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Middlesbrough College

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Person name

Katharine Hawking

Work Experience Manager

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Lambeth College

Ambassador

Person name

Clive Lissaman

Work Experience Manager

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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The Cheshire College South & West

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Person name

Mark Parsons

Assistant Principle

Time using CONNECT: 4 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Based Learning including T-Level Management & Tracking (Including Health & Safety Vetting)

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

We have worked in partnership with Changing Education for several years in which time they have supported us in remapping our work experience delivery models, Ofsted inspections, T-Level implementation, Risk Management and the implementation of the CONNECT Software. Which has been instrumental in ensuring we deliver best practice for our students and employers, in addition enable us to set Targets at all levels thanks to the succinct reporting functionality.

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Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

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Person name

Rachel Jones

Director of IT and Data

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

Work Experience, T-Level & Employer Engagement Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Sheffield City Council

Ambassador

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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Barnet EBP

Ambassador

Time using CONNECT: 3 years

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the college staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all college staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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AITC Group

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Person name

Lee Smith

Senior Advisor Education Services (Industry Education & Quality)

Time using CONNECT: 2 years

What you use CONNECT for?

Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship Management and Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

Changing Education completed a period of consultation with our teams to support us in remapping our delivery models and practices. We also took this opportunity to implement the CONNECT platform which has been instrumental in enhancing all aspects of our work based learning programmes.

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OxLEP Ltd

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Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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University Centre Peterborough

Ambassador

Time using CONNECT: 1 year

What you use CONNECT for?

All Work Experience, Employer Engagement and Health & Safety Management & Tracking

What would you say to someone thinking of using CONNECT?

The CONNECT platform has enabled the staff to succinctly manage and track all aspects of work-based learning including employer engagement, risk management, appraisal tracking and attendance monitoring. The live data tables, reporting and export tools enable our senior leadership teams to set targets for staff (KPIs) and prepare effectively for all audit, inspection and benchmarking assessments. The software has enabled all staff and students to communicate effectively with our employer partners via the Student App and Employer Engagement CRM.

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