The Rural Enterprise Academy is proud to be working with three world-class businesses; South Staffordshire College, National Farmers Union, and Veolia. These strong industry links will ensure that our students can access the very best facilities and benefit from first-hand experience of work.

Our collective aim is to enable students to develop the skills needed to set them on their way, and
to support them in building a successful career around rural entrepreneurship.

South Staffordshire College

The most successful College in South Staffordshire* with a long standing reputation for delivering high quality further education to young people. Their Rodbaston Campus offers a range of fantastic facilities including a zoo (with almost 1000 animals), a fish hatchery, working farm, as well as excellent floristry and horticultural departments which all provide real hands-on experience for students.

National Farmers Union

The largest and most respected farming organisation in the UK, the NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation to it members.


Veolia is the world leader in environmental services. With operations on every continent they provide customised solutions to meet the needs of public sector and industrial customers. Their services include water, environmental services, and energy services. They have a strong reputation for the quality of their research which has positioned them as a benchmark player in the environmental field.