Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Writtle for Business: services for employers

With a history dating back to 1893, Writtle College has a long tradition of working with businesses on a local, regional and national level.

We offer:

  • a wide range of short courses
  • apprenticeship programmes
  • a fantastic conferencing facility, including residential accommodation
  • a Careers, Employment and Enterprise service that allows employers to engage with students – while they're with us and after graduation.

We're always keen to hear from employers, whether you want to promote vacancies, or discuss opportunities to engage with Writtle College and our students in more depth. Please get in touch with our teams using the details below.

Short courses and certificates of competence

Short courses are a great way of enhancing employees' skills, increasing knowledge and career prospects, and contributing towards continued professional development (CPD).

At Writtle College, we offer a variety of short courses, from professionally accredited courses for technical skills to those enabling personal development.

We can also develop bespoke courses for specific industry needs. These can be delivered at your chosen location, on campus at Writtle, or online.

For more information please contact [email protected], call 01245 424286/7, or browse short courses.

Apprenticeship programmes

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to grow your business, providing real, measurable benefits. They bring productive, enthusiastic and loyal people into your business and help you to demonstrate your commitment to investing in your staff.

An apprentice will be your employee, with a contract of employment for at least the duration of the apprenticeship. They will be paid and supported by you, and attend a programme of study at Writtle College, working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

On average our Level 2 apprenticeships take around 13-24 months and Level 3 advanced apprenticeships around 36-40 months. However, timescales are flexible and depend on apprentices' prior experience and the course they're enrolled on.

Find out more about our apprenticeships.

Fore more information email [email protected] or call 01245 424275.

Careers and employability

Our Careers, Employment and Enterprise team works closely with employers in our specialisms to make sure that our courses remain relevant and industry focused. We also run careers events and fairs throughout the year.

We pride ourselves on preparing students to be job-ready and actively sought after.

We're keen to develop strong partnerships with industry to work on real-life projects, as well as provide opportunities for employment. This includes:

  • promoting your vacancies directly to our students, from local opportunities to international graduate opportunities
  • offering opportunities to present to our students about opportunities in your organisation/industry, and the type of skills and experience they need to succeed in their careers
  • engaging with what is delivered in the curriculum; your views could positively impact on what and how our students learn and prepare for their futures.

Contact the team on [email protected] or call 01245 424257.

College and university courses

As a leading provider of higher and further education, we offer a wide range of courses from Level 2 to Level 7.

Our areas of specialism are:

  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • equine
  • canine therapy
  • veterinary physiotherapy
  • animal management and acience
  • floristry
  • landscape architecture
  • conservation
  • sport and exercise science
  • health and wellbeing.

For more information, browse college courses, undergraduate degrees, or postgraduate degrees.

There are opportunities for study on individual modules. This can be discussed on an individual course level with the relevant academic department. Email [email protected] or call 01245 424280.

Conferencing and facilities hire

At Writtle College, we can cater for a wide range of events, from lunch meetings to corporate launches, location filming and exhibitions, to large showground-style outdoor events.

Our conferencing packages can be tailored to your needs and can include:

  • indoor accommodation for up to 200 delegates
  • professional catering suited to all requirements
  • a range of media and audio-visual equipment
  • live streaming services
  • free parking on campus
  • 150-hectare estate with beautiful surroundings and landscaped gardens, including large open spaces, reservoir, sports pitches and hall, equine resource centre and lecture theatres.

Email [email protected] for more information or view our web page.