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Apprenticeships – an alternative insider view

News / 24 February 2019

Three years on from his apprenticeship with BMet’s sales team, Joel is now an employer contact centre officer at the college. Here he shares some of his experiences to date and gives advice to employers on why they should bring apprentices into their businesses. First contact If a company phones or emails the college to […]

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Hyundai supports students’ drive for success

News / 21 February 2019

A donation of cars and car parts is helping students at Stourbridge College steer their careers in the right direction. Hyundai UK has supplied motor vehicle students with cars, engines and gearboxes worth over £50,000 to support their training. Mark Lucas, Product Quality and Campaign Engineer at Hyundai said: “As a former college student, I […]

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The bright spark that’s blazing a trail

News / 21 February 2019

Annalise is an electrical installation apprentice with Noble Electrical in Birmingham.  With another apprentice and a supervisor, she provides light installations and rewiring services for homes and some factories.  She spends one day each week in college studying a Level 3 electrical installation course.  I got switched on “A few weeks into my college course, […]

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Mia’s apprenticeship journey

News / 21 February 2019

When it came to apprenticeships, Mia Gartland thought hair and beauty were her only options.  It wasn’t until she looked more closely into them did she realise she could turn her love of science into dental nursing apprenticeship. Uniform Inspiration I always liked the dental nurses in the surgery that I went to for treatment […]

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Finding the perfect apprenticeship

News / 21 February 2019

Apprentice, Ricardo is part of BMet’s apprenticeship recruitment team.  His main role is to manage incoming apprenticeship vacancies, making sure they are advertised on the National Apprenticeships website as well as uploaded to BMet’s website.  Hundreds of CVs come through to the apprenticeship recruitment team every month.  How do you stand out?  Here’s Ricardo’s job […]

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Blazing the awards trail

News / 21 February 2019

Daniel Millington is a true trailblazer at Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd. He’s a won a National Apprenticeship Award for Rolls Royce Advanced Apprentice of the Year, the British Education Award for England’s Vocational Student of 2019 and been a runner-up award for EEF (Engineering Employer’s Federation) Apprentice of the Year for the Midlands.  “My apprenticeship and […]

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Apprenticeships the bright idea say student engineers

News / 20 February 2019

Renee, Lauren and Shannon love engineering and love the idea of being apprentices.  They plan to progress from Level 1 to Level 2 qualifications and then get help from the college in finding apprenticeships with local companies. Why the apprenticeship route?  Here’s what they say. Renee “When I’ve thought about the kind of job I […]

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Recruitment world comes to life for Lauren and Olivia

News / 20 February 2019

The opportunity to support people into work is helping two BMet students boost their own professional skillset.  Lauren Blundell and Olivia Gallardo are enjoying industry placements at Kelly Services in central Birmingham, gaining first-hand experience of matching jobseekers to their ideal roles. As part of the recruitment agency’s project resourcing team, the 17 and 18-year-olds […]

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BMet STUDENTS TAKE ON AMAZON CHALLENGE IN AID OF THE SAMARITANS

News / 20 February 2019

BMet students are being challenged by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop an innovative digital solution to promote the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of young people. The live project is being run by the Career Colleges Trust in partnership with AWS and The Samaritans. The judging panel also has representatives from London Sport, Marylebone […]

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