Teenagers across the city are getting a head start in their careers, after completing a new course being offered by City of Wolverhampton College.

The youngsters, who are all aged between 16 and 18, marked the end of the inaugural Get Ahead programme with a special celebratory event.

Over the last six weeks the students have found out what it is like to work in different industries and joined in taster sessions in areas such as hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, construction, sport, hair and beauty and creative arts. They have also spent time on work experience and gained skills in customer service, team building, manual handling and first aid.

Deputy Director Andrew Cartwright said: “We are delighted with the success of this new course, which has given students who were unsure of their options the encouragement and support they needed to think about their careers.

“The students all now have a much clearer idea of where they want to go and what they need to do to get there, with many of them moving on to other courses at college or pursuing apprenticeships.”

The Get Ahead programme aims to give 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training, a chance to try new activities and think about their futures.

For more information call Lorna Prosser on 01902 317710 or 07825 054261 or email

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