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Business First

Business First, the commercial arm of Swindon College has a long tradition of supporting employers to develop their workforce locally, regionally and nationally.

Business First works with 1,000 employers who have experienced a positive impact on their business, including:

  • Increased profitability
  • Improved employee retention and morale
  • Expanding productivity
  • Increased quality of products and services 
  • Decreased expenditure
  • Heightened company profile
  • Improved customer service
  • Enhanced performance


Business First apprenticeships deliver great support, great results and great futures. Apprenticeships help your staff learn all the skills of the job whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. They can help improve your bottom line, fill your skills gaps and motivate your workforce.


Traineeships help prepare young people for work and cover areas such as CV and interview preparation, job searching, interpersonal skills, English and Maths and work placements. Enhance your current employee numbers and in doing so help to turn around Swindon’s unemployed youngsters lives;  

  • High quality eight week work placements for 16-24 year olds
  • Full support and training offered through Swindon College

24+ Loans:

Over 24 and worried about the cost of retraining, up-skilling or returning to education? Ask us about 24+ loans – you won’t have to pay anything back until you are earning more than £21,000 a year.

Are you and your staff ready for your CQC inspection?

Find out about the fully funded Level 2 VRQ courses for those working in an appropriate environment.

Professional Directory:

The Business First professional directory covers business training courses offered through the college, including:

  • Accounting
  • Creative Industry Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse and Inventory
  • Purchasing
  • Professional Recognition Awards
  • Team Leading and Management
  • Your Career Progression

Find out more about how Swindon College can support your business by clicking here.

Business First Swindon

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