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BMet Fellowship Award presented to Sigma Managing Director

Employer News, News / 12 November 2018

A BMet Fellowship has been presented to Mike Harfield, Managing Director at Sigma Financial Group Ltd. Fellowships are awarded annually by the college to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the college over a period of time. Business outsourcing firm, Sigma has experienced significant growth over the last three years. Throughout this period, […]

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Double award recognition for engineer and student governor, Daniel

Employer News, News, Press Release / 5 November 2018

BMet’s student governor, Daniel Millington is celebrating double apprenticeship award success. The technician at Hydraforce Ltd received the runner-up award for EEF (Engineering Employer’s Federation) Apprentice of the Year for the Midlands. He is also the Rolls-Royce Regional Advanced Apprenticeship Award winner in the National Apprenticeship Service Awards 2018. Daniel who graduated from his engineering […]

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Construction career boost for female jobseekers

Employer News, News, Press Release / 30 October 2018

With women representing just 14% of the UK’s construction workforce (according to the Office of National Statistics), BMet has come up with a way to tackle the disparity head on. Bridge into Construction, a women-only programme, is being launched at Erdington Skills Centre to train jobseekers for careers in plumbing and the wider construction industry. […]

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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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