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Gardener Josh is Greece-bound

Employer News, News, Press Release / 9 October 2018

A newly-qualified horticulture apprentice is making career progress in private gardens in Kingswinford and in the mountains of Southern Greece. Josh Tranter, a gardener at Ashwood Nurseries is off to the Peloponnese next month to study the autumn bulbs of Greece. The 19-year-old was an apprentice at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, gaining a horticulture qualification at […]

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New A Level Centre launches in Sutton Coldfield

News, Press Release / 1 October 2018

Students and staff gathered to celebrate the launch of the new A Level Centre at Sutton Coldfield College today (Monday 01 October). The centre was officially opened by Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP for Royal Sutton Coldfield. Commenting on the A Level Centre, he said: “I am very pleased to open the new Sutton Coldfield […]

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Milestone recruitment levels achieved at Sigma Training Academy

Employer News, News, Press Release / 24 September 2018

An academy for Birmingham jobseekers has provided jobs for 350 people, with a further 300 opportunities soon to be made available. Sigma Financial Group (Sigma) recruited customer advisors for its offices in Birmingham’s Priory Queensway after each person completed a pre-employment training programme. Established two years ago, the Academy is Sigma’s collaboration with BMet, Birmingham […]

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Apprentice Lauren comes up top in beauty comp

Employer News, News, Press Release / 12 September 2018

Luscious lashes, a magnificent manicure and minimal make-up with a wow factor have led to a Kingswinford apprentice achieving first place in a beauty competition’s regional heats. Lauren Evans who works at Hayley’s Beauty Boutique achieved the highest scores in the WorldSkills UK beauty therapy (hands and face) category. “It was a great experience just […]

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Busy season start for golfer, Jack

News, Press Release / 12 September 2018

Golfer and Stourbridge College student, Jack Severn is on a high after achieving great results in two tournaments. The 17-year-old won the Worcestershire County Golf under 18s tournament in the summer and was runner-up in the Midland Golf Union Junior Champion of Champions event last weekend (9 September). He is now aiming for success at […]

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How Kelly’s work placement became her dream job

News / 29 August 2018

After a 14-year career break, Kelly Chapman has begun a new role as a legal secretary. “I’m proud to have found work after taking this much time out,” said the 36-year-old who has joined Benussi & Co Limited in central Birmingham. “And I’ve done this straight after finishing my studies.” Kelly completed Level 2 and […]

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How Alice is making scary movie magic

News / 29 August 2018

With make-up bags of experience working on film sets and media make-up qualifications under her belt, Alice Green is closer than ever to a successful career as a professional artist. The 26-year-old has completed Level 2 and Level 3 courses at Kidderminster Academy. Her next stop in November will be in Devon to study prosthetics […]

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