Motor vehicle student Liam Oram

Staying in education or training until you’re 18 doesn’t mean you have to stop on at school – and City of Wolverhampton College is proving a popular choice for over 2,000 16-18 year-olds who have chosen it as the place to kick-start their future careers.

Whether training as accountants, bakers, carpenters, computer games developers, electricians, engineers, fitness instructors, hairdressers, or plumbers, developing the skills needed to work in the education, health, hospitality, IT, motor vehicle, music, or travel industry, or combining earning and learning on an apprenticeship scheme, they are not only gaining the qualifications needed for their chosen careers but gaining knowledge and experience that will impress employers too.

And that’s just what 18-year-old motor vehicle student Liam Oram did on a two-week work experience placement at a specialist accident repair centre as part of his Level 3 diploma in vehicle refinishing.  He so impressed managers there with his skills and knowledge that they offered him a full-time position as a trainee specialist technician when he completes his qualification later this month.

Liam said: “College is a more hands-on way of learning than school and doing the placement in a real garage was a great experience. When I was offered the job I felt as though I’d really achieved something and I’m looking forward to starting work as soon as I finish my course.”

To get on the road to your dream job call in at the college’s next open day on Saturday 18 June – the Paget Road, Wellington Road and Metro One campuses will be open 10am- 3pm and tutors will be on hand to talk to you about the best routes into your chosen career.

To find out more about courses and which campus to visit for the subject you’re interested click here or call 01902 836000.


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