Success Stories

  • Being diagnosed as coeliac (gluten intolerance) two years ago sparked 17-year-old Ellie Jones’s interest in nutrition and, after completing the... Read More

    Professional Cookery student Ellie Jones

  • Twenty-four-year-old Karolina Palskyte proudly shows off her uniform at the start of evening service at the prestigious Regency Hotel in... Read More

    Food and Beverage Service student Karolina Palskyte

  • After completing a business management degree and starting a PGCE qualification to become a teacher, 25-year-old Klaire Hamilton had a... Read More

    Professional Cookery student Klaire Hamilton

  • “I’m proud to say that I’ve worked in an Italian bakery and learnt how to make a range of traditional... Read More

    Bakery student Sonya Mehmi

  • “He’s a very good cook,” said the owner of Bistrot Culinaria in Florence after 23-year-old Kieran Stubbs’s first day working... Read More

    Professional Cookery student Kieran Stubbs

  • Shortly after starting the Level 3 diploma in professional cookery 26-year-old Rochelle Bailey was offered a job as head chef... Read More

    Professional Cookery student Rochelle Bailey

  • From work experience in the college’s Academy bakery to work experience in Florence, twenty-year-old Dionisie Vilcu has come a long... Read More

    Bakery student Dionisie Vilcu

  • Getting a job at a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant whilst at school led 18-year-old Will Thomas to enrol for the... Read More

    Food and Beverage Service student Will Thomas

  • After completing the Level 2 diploma in professional cookery 18-year-old Brandon Timms progressed to the Level 3 qualification and, as... Read More

    Professional Cookery student Brandon Timms

  • Sandra Omokaro was delighted to be named a Creative Arts Student of the Year after her course ignited a passion... Read More

    Art and Design Student Sandra Omokaro

  • Art and Design student Francesca Wainwright was delighted to be named Student of the Year, after returning to education to... Read More

    Art and Design Student Francesca Wainwright

  • Motor vehicle student McKay Thompson is celebrating after his fast reactions won him a pile of tools in a skills challenge... Read More

    Motor Vehicle student McKay Thompson

  • Matt Simmons, Health and Safety Advisor at Warwickshire County Council, enrolled on the college’s Health and Safety Level 5 course... Read More

    Health and Safety student Matt Simmons

  • Former journalism apprentice Rob West is now a familiar face on our screens as a TV journalist for BBC Look... Read More

    Former apprentice Rob West

  • Donna Oliver, owner of Serenity Professional Hairdressing in Ledbury, believes that taking on apprentices helps keep the salon upbeat and... Read More

    Apprentice Employer Donna Oliver

  • “Coming to college has made me realise I have a lot more strength than I thought I had” says 42-year-old... Read More

    Counselling student Priscilla Chana

  • After being made redundant from her job in Customer Service, Helen Britain enrolled on one of the college’s pre-recruitment courses... Read More

    Employability student Helen Britain

  • Ravi Sandhu was referred to an employability course run by the college in conjunction with retailers Home Bargains after being... Read More

    Employability student Ravi Sandhu

  • Mature student Lisa Clark had been working for Tesco for 19 years when she was made redundant. She enrolled on... Read More

    Employability student Lisa Clark

  • Connor Mitchell enrolled on a short college course to help him find a more stable, long term career. The 22-year-old... Read More

    Employability student Connor Mitchell

  • Nicholas Davis, owner of Nicholas Davis Hair and Beauty, has seen hundreds of apprentices pass through his doors since he... Read More

    Apprentice employer Nicholas Davis

  • Twenty-year-old Chante Kai never thought she would be able to find work, but after completing a Futures Internship programme at... Read More

    Futures Internship Student Chante Kai

  • After completing a Futures Internship programme twenty-year-old Ashley Blagrove was offered his first paid job as a mechanic general labourer... Read More

    Futures Internship Student Ashley Blagrove

  • 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

  • Art and Design student Francesca Wainwright was delighted to be named Student of the Year, after returning to education to gain a qualification in... Read More

    Art and Design Student Francesca Wainwright

  • Motor vehicle student McKay Thompson is celebrating after his fast reactions won him a pile of tools in a skills challenge at a national exhibition. McKay worked... Read More

    Motor Vehicle student McKay Thompson

  • Matt Simmons, Health and Safety Advisor at Warwickshire County Council, enrolled on the college’s Health and Safety Level 5 course to help him progress... Read More

    Health and Safety student Matt Simmons

  • Former journalism apprentice Rob West is now a familiar face on our screens as a TV journalist for BBC Look East. Rob, who studied... Read More

    Former apprentice Rob West

  • Donna Oliver, owner of Serenity Professional Hairdressing in Ledbury, believes that taking on apprentices helps keep the salon upbeat and attracts new clientele. She... Read More

    Apprentice Employer Donna Oliver

  • “Coming to college has made me realise I have a lot more strength than I thought I had” says 42-year-old Priscilla Chana who is... Read More

    Counselling student Priscilla Chana

  • After being made redundant from her job in Customer Service, Helen Britain enrolled on one of the college’s pre-recruitment courses run in conjunction with... Read More

    Employability student Helen Britain

  • Ravi Sandhu was referred to an employability course run by the college in conjunction with retailers Home Bargains after being unemployed for six months.... Read More

    Employability student Ravi Sandhu

  • Mature student Lisa Clark had been working for Tesco for 19 years when she was made redundant. She enrolled on a course with the... Read More

    Employability student Lisa Clark

  • Connor Mitchell enrolled on a short college course to help him find a more stable, long term career. The 22-year-old said: “I had been... Read More

    Employability student Connor Mitchell

  • Nicholas Davis, owner of Nicholas Davis Hair and Beauty, has seen hundreds of apprentices pass through his doors since he opened his salon almost... Read More

    Apprentice employer Nicholas Davis

  • Twenty-year-old Chante Kai never thought she would be able to find work, but after completing a Futures Internship programme at Avenue House Residential are... Read More

    Futures Internship Student Chante Kai

  • After completing a Futures Internship programme twenty-year-old Ashley Blagrove was offered his first paid job as a mechanic general labourer in a garage. He... Read More

    Futures Internship Student Ashley Blagrove

  • Luke Turner chose to complete a Polymer Apprenticeship as he wanted to get paid at the same time as learning. The 21-year-old Injection Moulding... 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: “I thought a Polymer... 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 at college. The 21-year-old... 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 more stable job. The... 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. The 30-year-old former construction... 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 work experience in an... 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 expand her knowledge and... 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 worth of stock each... 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 22 year old started... 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 realising she didn’t have... 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 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

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