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Rosie Whitehouse - former hairdressing apprentice

21-year-old Rosie Whitehouse says an apprenticeship is the best thing she ever did and she's now working as a full-time stylist in the salon where she did her training.

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Tia Jones - Bricklaying Apprentice

We spoke with Tia who is an apprentice with Wolverhampton Homes about her journey of doing an apprenticeship and her advice to those considering doing the same.

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Joe Jones, former caprentry apprentice wearing a blue sweatshirt and a yellow high-vis waistcoat

Joe Jones - former carpentry apprentice

14 years after first coming to college as part of his carpentry apprenticeship, Joe Jones has returned - as project manager for the company that has been contracted to refurbish and equip the new hairdressing and beauty salons at the Wellington Road campus.

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Laura Dwyer

Laura Dwyer - Digital Marketing Apprentice

19-year-old Laura Dwyer is a digital marketing apprentice at Staffordshire County Council and works with infrastructure providers to get gigabit-capable broadband services into rural areas of the county that don’t have good coverage.

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Ben Smith - IT Apprentice

Video case study - We spoke to Ben Smith about his IT apprenticeship he is doing with us. Ben talks about what he likes about his apprenticeship and what he is learning.

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Jacob Ellis - site supervisor apprentice

Jacob, a Level 4 construction site supervisor apprentice, works for Interclass, which has the contract to develop two additional mezzanine floors in the college's Wellington Road campus

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Romily Trice - Lean apprentice

For 24-year-old Romily Trice, apprenticeship training enabled her to develop skills and knowledge whilst working as a quality administrator at manufacturing company Luvata Wolverhampton Ltd.

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Hannah Jones - business administration apprentice

“My confidence has grown massively throughout my apprenticeship. I can comfortably talk to clients and make them feel welcome, as well as help resolves any issues that they may report,”

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Sam at his workplace

Sam Wilson - Engineering apprentice

With an interest in engineering, Sam Wilson started as a trainee welder at Syspal Ltd, a manufacturer of stainless steel and aluminium products, in Broseley and was offered an apprenticeship by the company to develop his skills further.

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Sophie Jones - Business Administration Apprentice

“I’m doing a job I love, learning the skills I need for my future career and earning a wage at the same time,”

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Manvir Singh - construction apprentice

“I chose an apprenticeship as I’ll gain workplace experience alongside learning and have better knowledge on how to apply theory to practical situations,”

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Ben Jones - engineering apprentice

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do after leaving school and started looking at apprenticeships to enable me to get a taste of a career whilst progressing my education and earning money – and I haven’t looked back since!

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Jay Spears - hairdressing apprentice

“In the future I want to own my own salon and host my own educational courses specialising in all aspects of barbering – and none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for my apprenticeship,”

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Patrick Butler - former hairdressing apprentice

“A few years after completing my hairdressing apprenticeship, I opened my own salon at the age of 21,“

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Conner at his workplace

Conner Musgrave – engineering apprentice

After working in the engineering industry for four years, 27-year-old Conner Musgrave wanted to gain an industry-recognised qualification

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Jade at her Workplace

Jade Multani – business apprentice

“I am learning what its like to be in a real business and office environment,”

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Andrew Platt – engineering apprentice

“An apprenticeship is always good for a career and brings you into the working world and grows you as a person,”

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Andrea Clarke - Apprentice of the Year 2021

Andrea Clarke - business administration apprentice

Andrea Clarke, aged 19, is a business manufacturing apprentice at DENSO Manufacturing in Telford.

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Former engineering apprentice Luke Hickman with two certificates

Luke Hickman - former engineering apprentice

Four years of hard work has paid off for 23-year-old Luke Hickman who has recently completed an engineering manufacturing advanced apprenticeship.

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Georgina Grainger - former business apprentice

Georgia Grainger - former business apprentice

“My apprenticeship gave me a professional outlook of what I need to do as I go into working life,”

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Daisy Harper - former customer service apprentice

Daisy Harper - former customer service apprentice

“I wanted to work in housing so knew I needed to gain a customer service qualification, and I chose an apprenticeship so that I could gain knowledge on-the-job,”

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Chloe Stewart - former customer service apprentice

“Learning on the job is the best way of learning for me,”

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Bradley Hughes - former business apprentice

Bradley Hughes - former customer service apprentice

In just over four years, Bradley Hughes has gone from being an apprentice at the college to being a supervisor in the department where he did his training!

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Ryan Pratt - team leader apprentice

“I’m learning so much on this apprenticeship!”

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Adam Laichbury - Kyocera

Adam Lainchbury - engineering apprentice

“It’s not an exaggeration when I say that my life has been turned around by the opportunity afforded to me by Kyocera Unimerco and City of Wolverhampton College!”

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Tyler Elston - Berriman Eaton

Tyler Elston - business apprentice

“I’ve always been interested in working in the property market, so an apprenticeship at an estate agent’s is ideal for me!”

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Lucy Heathcock - business apprentice

Lucy Heathcock - business apprentice

After doing a year in sixth form at school, Lucy Heathcock enrolled on a health and social care course at college and, whilst studying legislation and the business side of the healthcare industry, realised that she wanted to work in an office-based administration role in in the future.

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Julie Bentley - management accountant Wolverhampton Council

Julie Bentley - management apprentice

Julie Bentley, a senior librarian at City of Wolverhampton Council, is part-way through a two-year leadership and management apprenticeship.

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Eleanor Doughty - apprentice St Barts

Eleanor Doughty - teaching assistant apprentice

"I enjoy learning through experience and wanted to get into the world of work as soon as possible,”

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Alex Parry - apprentice IPP

Alex Parry - engineering apprentice

“I’m learning from scratch from people with many years of experience and knowledge to help me have a head start in my future career,”

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Meg Hipgrave - teaching assistant apprentice

"I felt that doing an apprenticeship would benefit me more as I’m learning practically and am also learning new things every day about my role as a teaching assistant,”

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Paige Barratt - teaching assistant apprentice

Nineteen-year-old Paige Barratt is a Level 3 teaching assistant apprentice at St Batholomew’s Primary School in Penn.

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Tom Blount - bricklaying apprentice

Tom Blount - bricklaying apprentice

"I’ve started the apprenticeship as I think it will lead to many opportunities within the construction industry and progression to a higher level"

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Ruth Bayliss - former health & social care apprentice

"All the information, knowledge and skills I have gained from the apprenticeship has enabled me to progress and develop"

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Kath Hennes - former management apprentice

Kath Hennes - former leadership & management apprentice

“I am thankful for the ongoing support offered to me whilst I completed my award and could not recommend both this qualification and City of Wolverhampton College enough.”

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Hairdressing apprentice Elisha Manning

Elisha Manning - former hairdressing apprentice

After leaving school at 16, Elisha Manning signed up for a full-time hairdressing course, however after just a few weeks she transferred to an apprenticeship and completed her training at Zaks Hairdressing in Wolverhampton.

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Molly Cutler - former hairdressing apprentice

Molly Cutler - former hairdressing apprentice

Getting a Saturday job at Zak’s Hairdressing in Wolverhampton gave Molly Cutler an insight into working in the industry and, just a few years later, she’s completed an apprenticeship and is working there as a graduate stylist!

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