Success Stories

  • Luke Turner chose to complete a Polymer Apprenticeship as he wanted to get paid at the same time as learning.... Read More

    Polymer Apprentice Luke Turner

  • George Holland was delighted to be promoted after completing his apprenticeship with his employer, One Plastics Group. The 24-year-old said:... Read More

    Polymer Apprentice George Holland

  • Kevin Harris is carrying out a vital role maintaining ambulances across the West Midlands, after completing his Motor Vehicle qualifications... Read More

    Former Motor Vehicle student Kevin Harris

  • Richard Downing was working in a warehouse but decided to return to college as an adult learner to secure a... Read More

    Adult learner Richard Downing

  • Mature student Corey Humphries enrolled on a short college course to help him find a more stable, long term career.... Read More

    Adult learner Corey Humphries

  • Mature student Jem Griffiths decided to enrol on a sports coaching course at college to give him new skills and... Read More

    Adult learner Jem Griffiths

  • Qualified gym instructor and fitness trainer Helen Thompson signed up for the college’s First Steps into Sports Coaching course to... Read More

    Adult learner Helen Thompson

  • After working his way up from the shop floor, 23-year-old Patrick James is now responsible for buying millions of pounds... Read More

    Former Engineering student Patrick James

  • In just six years Andrew Davies has progressed from being a Motor Vehicle novice to an Expert Hyundai Technician. The... Read More

    Former Motor Vehicle student Andrew Davies

  • Former bar worker Zoe Bannister wanted to find a more secure 9 till 5 job with real career progression. After... Read More

    Business Admin Apprentice Zoe Bannister

  • “I worked in an office for a week, but it wasn’t for me – I realised I wanted to do... Read More

    Motor vehicle student Emma Venables

  • Imagine making chocolates every day! Well, that’s just what 22-year-old Jack Lewis does after the hospitality and catering courses he... Read More

    Former hospitality and catering student Jack Lewis

  • After doing work experience in a garage when she was at school, 17-year-old Natalie Shaw signed up for the Level... Read More

    Motor vehicle student Natalie Shaw

  • Watching cooking programmes on TV and doing work experience in a pub kitchen whilst at school prompted 16-year-old Elliot Zammit... Read More

    Hospitality apprentice Elliot Zammit

  • Watching James Bond movies as a teenager inspired Tharshanja Nirmalan to work in engineering and she is developing the skills... Read More

    Engineering apprentice Tharshanja Nirmalan

  • “I hated the idea of sitting in an office and doing the same thing every day”, says 18-year-old Madeline Whiting,... Read More

    Engineering apprentice Madeline Whiting

  • After gaining his body repair qualifications at the college as a mature student Alex Fletcher opened his own classic car... Read More

    Former motor vehicle students Alex, Rob and Jonathan

  • 23-year-old Angela Vanstone is a familiar face for students at the college’s Paget Road campus as she works in the... Read More

    Futures Internship student Angela Vanstone

  • 20-year-old Ashley Blagrove is currently on a Futures Internship programme – a 12-month supported work experience placement –  and is... Read More

    Futures Internship student Ashley Blagrove

  • 20-year-old Chante Kai would love to work in the care sector and, after doing well on a Futures Internship programme... Read More

    Futures Internship student Chante Kai

  • Working in a Barnado’s charity shop as part of a Futures Internship programme has helped 20-year-old Freya Bradley to become... Read More

    Futures Internship student Freya Bradley

  • All the hard work put in by Seranne Behenna during a Futures Internship placement at Wolverhampton Art Gallery earned her... Read More

    Futures Internship student Seranne Behenna

  • Michael Hodds enrolled on the college’s Level 5 Occupational Health and Safety course to help him progress in his career... Read More

    Health and Safety student Michael Hodds

  • Filmmaker Odira More found a creative apprenticeship gave him a way into the arts sector as well as the qualifications... Read More

    Former apprentice Odira More

  • Welding student Andrew Parsons was delighted to pick up a bronze award in the sheet metalwork category of the WorldSkills... Read More

    Welding student Andrew Parsons

  • Footballer Chris Lait scored an apprenticeship to ensure he has a back up career plan. The 23-year-old, who plays for... Read More

    Apprentice Chris Lait

  • “If you can’t read or write it makes simple things difficult,” says Winnie who, up until she joined the college... Read More

    English Functional Skills student Winnie

  • At just 28 years old, Laura Smyth is the proud manager of a hair salon – and puts her success... Read More

    Former Hairdressing Apprentice Laura Smyth

  • Shereen Kumar is looking forward to a career in social work after the college’s Access course gave her the points... Read More

    Former access student Shereen Kumar

  • “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old but was once told I’d never be one... Read More

    Former uniformed public services student Lauren Edwards

  • “I can’t believe how much I’ve achieved and how far I’ve come in just four years ,” says 20-year-old Dylan... Read More

    Former uniformed public services student Dylan McFaulds

  • Vencott Vassell joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to gain more qualifications to help him get a job. He said:... Read More

    GAP student Vencott Vassell

  • Ryan Cornaby-Holmes joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to help him gain in confidence. The 18-year-old said: “I left another... Read More

    GAP student Ryan Cornaby-Holmes

  • Milen Sachdave struggled with his attendance on a previous course so joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to help him... Read More

    GAP student Milen Sachdave

  • Sandesh Gaire is looking forward to re-enrolling on a computing course, after a Get Ahead Programme (GAP) gave him the... Read More

    GAP student Sandesh Gaire

  • Sixteen-year-old Tom Gibbs wants to work in the music industry and as a first step to his dream career he... Read More

    GAP student Tom Gibbs

  • After being home-schooled since the age of eight, 17-year-old Shaun Pursall joined the college’s Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to take... Read More

    GAP student Shaun Pursall

  • “It’s turned me around,” said 20-year-old Manisha Bahri when we caught up with her on the last day of the... Read More

    GAP student Manisha Bahri

  • Sixteen-year-old Lucy Harcourt is delighted to be gaining both a wage and a qualification as a Hairdressing apprentice. Lucy said:... Read More

    Hairdressing Apprentice Lucy Harcourt

  • “College is a great choice and bakery’s a great choice too,” said 16-year-old Tyler Ellitts when we caught up with... Read More

    Bakery student Tyler Ellitts

  • “I worked in an office for a week, but it wasn’t for me – I realised I wanted to do something hands-on instead”, said... Read More

    Motor vehicle student Emma Venables

  • Imagine making chocolates every day! Well, that’s just what 22-year-old Jack Lewis does after the hospitality and catering courses he studied at the college... Read More

    Former hospitality and catering student Jack Lewis

  • After doing work experience in a garage when she was at school, 17-year-old Natalie Shaw signed up for the Level 2 diploma in motor... Read More

    Motor vehicle student Natalie Shaw

  • Watching cooking programmes on TV and doing work experience in a pub kitchen whilst at school prompted 16-year-old Elliot Zammit to take up a hospitality... Read More

    Hospitality apprentice Elliot Zammit

  • Watching James Bond movies as a teenager inspired Tharshanja Nirmalan to work in engineering and she is developing the skills she needs for her... Read More

    Engineering apprentice Tharshanja Nirmalan

  • “I hated the idea of sitting in an office and doing the same thing every day”, says 18-year-old Madeline Whiting, who is a heritage... Read More

    Engineering apprentice Madeline Whiting

  • After gaining his body repair qualifications at the college as a mature student Alex Fletcher opened his own classic car body restoration business –... Read More

    Former motor vehicle students Alex, Rob and Jonathan

  • 23-year-old Angela Vanstone is a familiar face for students at the college’s Paget Road campus as she works in the on-site canteen – run by... Read More

    Futures Internship student Angela Vanstone

  • 20-year-old Ashley Blagrove is currently on a Futures Internship programme – a 12-month supported work experience placement –  and is working at the Super... Read More

    Futures Internship student Ashley Blagrove

  • 20-year-old Chante Kai would love to work in the care sector and, after doing well on a Futures Internship programme at Avenue Care Home,... Read More

    Futures Internship student Chante Kai

  • Working in a Barnado’s charity shop as part of a Futures Internship programme has helped 20-year-old Freya Bradley to become more confident communicating with... Read More

    Futures Internship student Freya Bradley

  • All the hard work put in by Seranne Behenna during a Futures Internship placement at Wolverhampton Art Gallery earned her a formal thanks from... Read More

    Futures Internship student Seranne Behenna

  • Michael Hodds enrolled on the college’s Level 5 Occupational Health and Safety course to help him progress in his career into more managerial positions.... Read More

    Health and Safety student Michael Hodds

  • Filmmaker Odira More found a creative apprenticeship gave him a way into the arts sector as well as the qualifications he needed to move... Read More

    Former apprentice Odira More

  • Welding student Andrew Parsons was delighted to pick up a bronze award in the sheet metalwork category of the WorldSkills UK competition. The 35-year-old,... Read More

    Welding student Andrew Parsons

  • Footballer Chris Lait scored an apprenticeship to ensure he has a back up career plan. The 23-year-old, who plays for Stourbridge FC, said: “I... Read More

    Apprentice Chris Lait

  • “If you can’t read or write it makes simple things difficult,” says Winnie who, up until she joined the college four years ago, couldn’t... Read More

    English Functional Skills student Winnie

  • At just 28 years old, Laura Smyth is the proud manager of a hair salon – and puts her success down to her apprenticeship... Read More

    Former Hairdressing Apprentice Laura Smyth

  • Shereen Kumar is looking forward to a career in social work after the college’s Access course gave her the points she needed to move... Read More

    Former access student Shereen Kumar

  • “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old but was once told I’d never be one – yet I’ve proved... Read More

    Former uniformed public services student Lauren Edwards

  • “I can’t believe how much I’ve achieved and how far I’ve come in just four years ,” says 20-year-old Dylan McFaulds who is in... Read More

    Former uniformed public services student Dylan McFaulds

  • Vencott Vassell joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to gain more qualifications to help him get a job. He said: “The programme has made... Read More

    GAP student Vencott Vassell

  • Ryan Cornaby-Holmes joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to help him gain in confidence. The 18-year-old said: “I left another course so was on... Read More

    GAP student Ryan Cornaby-Holmes

  • Milen Sachdave struggled with his attendance on a previous course so joined the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to help him succeed. The 16-year-old said:... Read More

    GAP student Milen Sachdave

  • Sandesh Gaire is looking forward to re-enrolling on a computing course, after a Get Ahead Programme (GAP) gave him the confidence he needed to... Read More

    GAP student Sandesh Gaire

  • Sixteen-year-old Tom Gibbs wants to work in the music industry and as a first step to his dream career he signed-up for a Get... Read More

    GAP student Tom Gibbs

  • After being home-schooled since the age of eight, 17-year-old Shaun Pursall joined the college’s Get Ahead Programme (GAP) to take the first steps towards... Read More

    GAP student Shaun Pursall

  • “It’s turned me around,” said 20-year-old Manisha Bahri when we caught up with her on the last day of the four-week Get Ahead Programme... Read More

    GAP student Manisha Bahri

  • Sixteen-year-old Lucy Harcourt is delighted to be gaining both a wage and a qualification as a Hairdressing apprentice. Lucy said: “I have always wanted... Read More

    Hairdressing Apprentice Lucy Harcourt

  • “College is a great choice and bakery’s a great choice too,” said 16-year-old Tyler Ellitts when we caught up with him after a busy... Read More

    Bakery student Tyler Ellitts

  • “School wasn’t the place for me so I chose college to be able to study what I want to study,” says 17-year-old Melody Hardwick... Read More

    Beauty student Melody Hardwick

  • Four weeks in to the full-time Level 2 certificate in professional bakery skills, all is going well for 16-year-old Georgina Silvester who is pleased... Read More

    Bakery student Georgina Silvester

  • “I’ve finally got a job and I’m over the moon!” says 18-year-old Chloe Sheridan after gaining valuable work experience and interview skills on a... Read More

    Job success for Chloe after completing traineeship

  • After working as a gardener and a translator, Karolina Berlinska-Robak decided to follow her dream of working in a spa and enrolled for the... Read More

    Beauty student Karolina Berlinska-Robak

  • “Practice makes perfect,” says 24-year-old Hana Jones and she’s certainly proved that’s the case after landing a job as a graduate stylist in the... Read More

    Former hairdressing student – and now college stylist – Hana Jones

  • “I feel like a hairdresser not a student,” says 19-year-old Rukshana Khanom after moving from a full-time hairdressing course to an apprenticeship at the... Read More

    Former hair student – and now college apprentice – Rukshana Khanom

  • Former hairdresser Kayleigh was delighted to be offered an apprenticeship in a solicitor’s office after completing a traineeship at college. She said: “I was looking... Read More

    Traineeship student Kayleigh

  • Eighteen-year-old Liam Morgillo was delighted to achieve AAC in his AS levels and is hoping to repeat his success in the second year of... Read More

    A Level student Liam Morgillo

  • Natalie Bissell, age 18, picked up A*BB and is having a gap year before moving on to university. She said: “The teachers at college... Read More

    A Level student Natalie Bissell

  • Faeza Jiva, age 18, achieved A, A* and B in her A Levels and hopes to move on to university to study Science. She... Read More

    A Level student Faeza Jiva

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