Testimonials


We offer more than just a system, we build relationships with the colleges we work with – this is what they have to say about working with us

Simon Bone

Weston College

Our college ethos is all about careers not courses, the WEX Platform and team helped us to deliver this.

Our college previously used a combination of paper based systems, spreadsheets and Moodle for CDF industry placements but we didn’t have anywhere to store information in one place. Our college ethos is all about careers not courses and we needed a system and team that helped us deliver that.

The WEX Platform was a system that could help us and we were incredibly pleased it wasn’t an off the shelf product, it was something we could tailor for our needs.

We trialled the WEX Platform for CDF industry placements and it was great to monitor the various streams of activity. The full Work Placement team now use the system as core users and our tutors and students also use it to track work experiences. The team really listened to what we wanted and evolved the system with us and now we have system that is really good for us – it’s fit for purpose, functional and user friendly.

The WEX team are incredibly responsive and have come on a journey with us, we’re really pleased with the system and are looking forward to using the new careers platform to help our students in their futures.

Sarah-Jane Shillito

Employer Account Manager – Work Experience 

One of the best things about working with the WEX platform team is the support they provide.

We used to use paper to promote opportunities to student and track work experience activity but posts on noticeboards were out of date quickly and it was getting difficult to get paper back to keep track of work experiences.

In 2018/2019 when industry placements were being launched, we knew we needed something more sophisticated. As our team grew to 6 people over 2 campuses, we started looking for a platform to help us manage it and met with a few providers.

We met with the team from WEX at an event and the platform sounded like what we needed, however it was the opportunity to tailor the system for our needs that was really appealing. Having the system has meant we can load all information into one place and everyone in the team can use it. It has also allowed students who wouldn’t normally get access to opportunities to see and apply for great work experience placements.

One of the best things about working with the WEX team is the support they provide, they are incredibly responsive and the support we’ve had after we signed up has been second to none. The team respond to queries and questions really quickly and we’re really pleased to be working with them.

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Norma Guest

MD Mploy Solutions

The WEX Platform’s ability to deliver our complex project with a very practical and methodical approach and on time was excellent.

CollSys’ ability to deliver our complex project with a very practical and methodical approach and on time was excellent. The team is always on hand to assist and we don’t believe we would have found this product, open-mindedness, flexibility and honest approach elsewhere. A unique combination of skills that really work with and for us.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the WEX Platform to anyone looking for a comprehensive and robust placement and careers management system.

The support we have received and continue to receive has been fantastic and really feels like an extension of our team as opposed to a supplier.

James McFarlane

Skills Development Co-ordinator – Employability

The ongoing support from the team has been great, they’ve really helped us with the system.

We have 8 campuses and over 22,000 students at our college so a system like the WEX Platform is what we need and we currently use it to match students to opportunities and use the reporting functions to generate reports for DFE about work experience placements. Our plan is for 200 staff members to use the system in the future and to ensure each person uses it effectively for their job role.

One of the reasons we chose the WEX Platform is that we knew that the ongoing support would be magnificent, and this been true. The team have really helped us to use the system effectively and we will work much more closely with them as we embed more of the platform features into the college.

Shani Hammon

Employer Relationship Coordinator

The system has made our lives easier and it’s fundamental for us to keep a handle on safeguarding and tracking.

Prior to the use of a central system, it was really difficult to manage data because of the number of people involved.

We looked at a number of systems and the demonstration given by the team was brilliant, it was a system that we could personalise and make our own. The Work-Related activity team includes about 17 of us and we use the WEX Platform to track, monitor and record all information in one place.

We can also control the permissions for staff so all staff who require access across the organisation can use it too. We log three different types of activity on the system. Students can then use it to find opportunities, log their hours and fill in logbooks which helps them monitor their own activity and feedback so they can self-reflect, develop and grow.

Samantha Hennessey Lowther

Careers Advisor

The WEX team helped us to tailor the system to what we need.

We were using spreadsheets to manage opportunities and it was really difficult to keep track of everything. After some initial research, we started speaking to the WEX team who showed us the demo and we started using the WEX Platform for industry placements. The team helped us to tailor the system to what we need and as we worked through it, we discovered more that we could use it for.

Once the platform was introduced, we started using it for work experiences as well as creating job descriptions, monitoring how long students were on placements, managing multiple placements and reporting.

The reporting is really, really good, we can share information with other departments and keep information centralised. The team have helped us use the system and have been really responsive to any questions and our needs – it’s one of the main reasons why we chose the WEX Platform.

Chitinder Tahli

CEO Work N Learn

The support we have received from the WEX team has been exceptional and I cannot praise the team enough.

The WEX management system is an easily accessible and extremely user friendly CRM. It is a cross platform function allowing the application to be used across a variety of devices including tablets, Apple Macs, Windows and interactive whiteboards in which we have recently invested.

The ease of use of the CRM makes our work more effective. Having worked on other CRM systems in other vocations I feel that this is by far the most effective and user friendly.
The support we have received from the WEX team has been exceptional and I cannot praise the team enough.

I have no hesitation in recommending CollSys as a partner to address any school / college with a work experience management requirement.

Joanne Shalloe

CEO Work Experience Support Services

The support team at WEX Platform are amazing, they deal with any queries raised immediately and have been able to tailor the software to suit our needs.

We have been using the software provided by the WEX Platform for a number of years and this provides us with an efficient online program that is easy to use.

We currently work with schools in the Staffordshire and the West Midlands areas and the feedback from them has been excellent. All comment on the ease of use with regard to this system compared to some other software programs used in the past.

The support team at CollSys are amazing they deal with any queries raised immediately and have been able to tailor the software to suit our needs.

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