The College currently works with hundreds of nationally and internationally recognised companies and organisations across many industry sectors, our partners include:


Volvo Trucks first entered the Great Britain and Ireland markets in 1967, and with 50 years of fantastic service and commitment to their customers it is easy to see why we they are one of the most prestigious truck manufacturers in the world.

The Volvo Training Academy is based at our Coalville campus. Our workshops are fully fitted out with the latest Volvo vehicles to give you a cutting edge training programme and enable you to use the most up to date equipment and tools. As the Automotive industry is changing at a rapid pace; ourselves and Volvo have committed to ensure our apprentices receive the best training experience. 

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Renault Trucks UK

The Renault Training Academy is based at our Coalville campus. Our workshops are fully fitted out with the latest Renault vehicles to give you a cutting edge training programme and enable you to use the most up to date equipment and tools.

There are six key programmes comprising heavy vehicle technician, heavy vehicle trailer technician, parts consultant, business administration, service advisor and light/heavy commercial vehicle sales. All apprentices are directly employed within the Renault Trucks dealer network in workshops across the UK and attend block release sessions at the College.

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Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries quarries, manufactures and supplies a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry. Aggregate Industries operates more than 60 quarries in the UK and has several bases throughout mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Its clients operate in a range of services including construction, aviation, education, horticulture, road building, housing, power and energy and rail.

Aggregate Industries offer 4 year Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship in 2 trades here at Stephenson College's Coalville campus, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. This will give apprentices an opportunity to train as either an Electrician or Fitter within Aggregate Industries.

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Vinci Construction UK

VINCI Construction UK is a national construction and facilities company and is the largest British subsidiary of VINCI. VINCI Construction UK has strong relationships with other VINCI companies and subsidiaries and, as a result, can leverage ideas, skills and entrepreneurial flair to deliver top-quality work in all sectors. VINCI companies in the UK turn over in the region of £2 billion per annum and employ circa 9000 employees.

VINCI offer a wide range of high-quality apprenticeships across many disciplines with us here at Stephenson College, including technical construction, civil engineering, quantity surveying, electrical maintenance, plumbing, mechanical engineering and business & administration

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Sanctury Housing

Sanctuary Group is a housing and care provider set up in 1969 to deliver housing and care to those who need it most, and that original purpose still guides them today. They own and manage around 100,000 homes and, to help tackle the UK’s housing crisis are building 30,000 new homes by 2026. 

Sanctury's award winning apprenticeship programme offers you a chance to study for practical construction qualifications while contributing to the success of a fast-paced, constantly evolving organisation. Apprentices work towards a recognised qualification while gaining fantastic practical experience at the same time.

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Petit Forestier

Formed in 1983 Petit Forestier is the market leader in refrigerated vehicle rental and contract hire in the UK. The company operates from 15 depots strategically located throughout the UK and are based in Tamworth. Its fleet of refrigerated vehicles exceeds 6,000 units, ranging from car-derived vans to trailers. 

Petit Forestier and Stephenson College formed a bespoke apprenticeship programme, the “Petit Forestier Apprenticeship Academy”, the first of its kind in the UK that results in apprentices being qualified in multiple disciplines. Once qualified, HGV motor vehicle technicians will be able to tackle any job put in front of them.

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Ryder System, Inc. is an American FORTUNE® 500 provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions across the globe which came to the UK in 1971. Ryder's product offerings include: Fleet Management Solutions, which provides leasing, rental and programmed maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to commercial customers.

Ryder recruit annually for talented people to join their Trainee Technician Apprenticeship to be developed into tomorrow’s best Heavy Vehicle Technicians.

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Pullman Fleet Services

Pullman Fleet Services are the largest independent provider of commercial vehicle repair and maintenance in the UK and have been providing their expertise for over 35 years. Pullman offers a fantastic Apprentice Technician Programme in partnership with us here at Stephenson College.

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