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Leading entrepreneur to be keynote speaker at BMet graduation

News / 11 November 2016

“We couldn’t have asked for a more inspirational person to deliver our keynote address this year,” said BMet Principal, Andrew Cleaves. “His passion for enterprise and innovation, along with his belief in opportunities for all are qualities that will resonate with our graduating students, their guests and future learners embarking on university-level qualifications with us. […]

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Sigma Financial’s Apprenticeship training academy is up and away

News / 9 November 2016

Mike Harfield, Chief Operating Officer at Sigma Financial Group commented: “We are well on our way to achieving our aim of bringing 600 new jobs to Birmingham. Now is the perfect time to consolidate our recruitment strategy with these career development and progression opportunities. “We expect to train 14 staff for team leader positions, with […]

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Party conference serves up work opportunities for students

News / 7 November 2016

Lecturer, Sarah Billet said: “The students jumped at the chance to help out at the conference’s fringe events which were taking place at the hotel. It gave them full exposure to the fast-paced environment and high service standards these events involve. “They all learned an incredible amount from shadowing the hotel’s staff and working on […]

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College students hosting fashion fundraiser

News / 7 November 2016

Fashion fans who love a bargain will have the best of both worlds at an event hosted by foundation learning students at Stourbridge College. A ladies ‘ fashion show with a pop up shop takes place next Thursday (17 November) at the Art and Design Centre, Brierley Hill at 7pm. High street fashion from Top […]

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Kidderminster Academy Cafe open for business

News / 7 November 2016

Menus and food are planned, prepared and served by the students as part of their hospitality and culinary arts qualifications. “We were blown away last year by the support we received from shoppers and others living and working in the area,” said Academy Lecturer, Sarah Billet. “Our menus were really popular because we offered a […]

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Students complete dance tour – by barge

News / 25 October 2016

The production went from Manchester to Birmingham over 10 days and was part of U. Dance 2016 and the National Youth Dance Festival. 19-year-old dance student, Ryan and acting student, Nathaniel, 18 performed the seven-minute dance piece at Manchester’s The Lowry and the Birmingham Rep. They were two of ten Birmingham dancers offered roles in […]

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Construction sights and sounds experienced at launch of Stourbridge College’s new centre

News / 13 October 2016

Year 10 students from Pedmore Technology College and Redhill Foundation School received a construction mini masterclass from Craig Phillips before competing against one another in three practical challenges. These included creating an optical illusion game from wood, rewiring a plug and fabricating pipework. Pedmore Technology College were named ‘best workforce of the day’ by Craig. […]

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Bursary bonus for students starting uni

News / 12 October 2016

“The bursary was a complete surprise to the learners so they were overjoyed when they found out they were receiving the money,” said Jenny North, BMet’s Head of Careers. “This will encourage our students to fully embrace the next stages of their education journey and celebrate all they have achieved so far. “We’re grateful to […]

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Legal services Apprenticeship set to transform professional pathways

News / 12 October 2016

This is a trailblazer programme, which means groups of law and legal employers have come together to agree the Apprenticeship’s programme standards so they are specifically aligned to the sector’s job roles. The qualification has also been developed with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) as both an insight into the legal profession and […]

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Jobseekers fired up by training course

News / 4 October 2016

23 jobseekers completed the six-week programme which included English and maths skills and customer service training, with a specific focus on employment opportunities at WMFS. Participants attended a taster day at Handsworth Fire Station, gaining hands-on experience of what it is like to be a firefighter. They also received job search advice and guidance and […]

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