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BMet to lead on Collab Group’s new Digital Engineering Academy – Academy supported by the Government’s new Flexible Learning Fund

Employer News, News / 11 April 2018

Following the announcement by Skills Minister Anne Milton, the Collab Group of colleges has secured funding as part of the Government’s Flexible Learning Fund to deliver an innovative “Digital Engineering Academy”. BMet will lead the project along with fellow Collab Group members, Derby College, Middlesbrough College, Bridgwater College, and Capital City Training Group. Vinci Construction […]

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Skills in spotlight on MP visit

News / 28 March 2018

Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner MP popped into see students at Erdington Skills Centre, today. During the hour long visit, the MP had a tour of the skills centre, met budding apprentices and even tried her hand at bricklaying! Angela Rayner commented: “I’ve had a brilliant visit to Erdington Skills Centre. “Birmingham is one […]

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Stourbridge College to host event on exciting plans for the future

News / 12 March 2018

Stourbridge College is holding an event this week on its plans to transform itself into a leading technical college. The event, taking place this Wednesday (14 March) between 4pm-7pm, offers a fantastic opportunity for parents and students alike to find out more about the exciting plans. Recently, Stourbridge College, confirmed it is consolidating its approach […]

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Made up by former student’s Oscar glory

News / 8 March 2018

Winston won it for a former Sutton Coldfield College student. The Oscar for make-up and hairstyling went to talented artist, David Malinowski who transformed best actor winner, Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill for the movie, The Darkest Hour. “We’re all ‘made up’ by David’s success and send him our congratulations!” said Mustafa Shevket, Head of […]

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An award winning apprenticeship team

News / 6 March 2018

Sparkbrook Pharmacy has been praised by both BMet and the Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2017. The Stratford Road-based business won the Apprentice Employer of the Year (Retail, Hospitality and Tourism) award. Zahid Chisti, owner of Sparkbrook Pharmacy commented: “The team and I were very honoured to receive the award. “I’ve always believed in the importance of […]

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Teenagers in the West Midlands call for compulsory work experience

News / 1 March 2018

Compulsory work experience should be put back on the school curriculum say 14-19 year olds. In a survey of over 1000 teenagers carried out by the Career Colleges Trust, the overwhelming majority – 83% – think that work experience should be compulsory on their school / college curriculum, suggesting the Government was wrong to remove […]

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Ilias and Shamas are behind the scenes experts at online job event

News / 27 February 2018

IT students, Ilias Dirie and Shamas Iqbal helped to make an online job day running across Europe a great success after taking on roles as support technicians. The European Online Job Day was hosted from Matthew Boulton College and organised by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and job mobility portal, Eures. It invited […]

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