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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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Safeguard Clothing support public services students at BMet

News, Press Release / 1 August 2018

Students from BMet’s Public Services courses will develop a better understanding of the industry’s front line roles after receiving a donation in the form of a bulletproof vest from SafeGuard Clothing – an international manufacturer and distributor of body armour. SafeGuard Clothing donated one of its premium bullet resistant vests to Stourbridge College and to […]

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Stagedoor opens for record number of Sutton students

News, Press Release / 1 August 2018

Stardom beckons for performing arts students at Sutton Coldfield College who have now gained places at some of the UK’s most prestigious stage schools. The majority of the college’s acting, dance and musical theatre students are going to university in September, with some successfully auditioning to join schools and academies attended by many of the […]

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Time travel experience lets students see their future selves

News, Press Release / 10 July 2018

Over 470 school students time travelled forward to 2019 to experience what sixth form life could be like for them. Taster days were hosted at Stourbridge College and Kidderminster Academy for six local schools, last week. The 14 and 15-year-olds became entrepreneurs, health care and early years practitioners, microbiologists, motor vehicle technicians and construction industry […]

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