Apprentices strike out in community roles at Port Vale FC

Apprentices strike out in community roles at Port Vale FC

A partnership between Port Vale Foundation and Stoke on Trent College has seen five young people successfully complete Apprenticeships with the club’s Community department. The Port Vale Foundation, which operates as a registered charity, now employs three former apprentices in full time roles as community sports coaches, delivering a range of community sessions. Former apprentices … Continued

My Saturday job turned into an award-winning apprenticeship

My Saturday job turned into an award-winning apprenticeship

When 15-year-old Jasmine Lowe got a weekend job as a waitress, she had no idea that three years later she would be an award-winning apprentice in a blossoming career. To mark National Apprentice Week Jasmine, from Stoke-on-Trent, is sharing her story in the hope that it will encourage others to consider an apprenticeship too. Jasmine … Continued

College directors proof that Apprenticeships are a route to the top!

College directors proof that Apprenticeships are a route to the top!

Two directors at Stoke on Trent College have told how they started their careers as apprentices, as we celebrate National Apprenticeships Week. Ryan Johnson, a campus director, started his working life as a motor vehicle apprentice, whilst Heather Marks, Executive Director for the quality of education, started her career as a floristry apprentice. Ryan age … Continued

Pharmacy dispenses traineeship advice

Pharmacy dispenses traineeship advice

A Stoke-on-Trent pharmacy business is calling for more employers to consider offering young people extended work placements, known as traineeships. Raven Pharmacy has branches in Cobridge, Burslem and Endon. Last year they provided an 8-week work placement opportunity to 17-year-old Chloe Ashby. Chloe left school with a plan to join the Army, but this fell … Continued

SYNETIQ drives students’ success

SYNETIQ drives students’ success

    Motor vehicle students at Stoke on Trent College are learning their trade on the latest road cars thanks to the generosity of local automotive company, SYNETIQ.   Trainee vehicle technicians at the college are developing their practical skills on a range of current models and static engines donated by SYNETIQ, as part of … Continued

Apprenticeships key to new online service for Well Pharmacy

Apprenticeships key to new online service for Well Pharmacy

A partnership between Stoke on Trent College and Well Pharmacy has seen 18 apprenticeships created as part of the company’s expansion and the launch of its online pharmacy. Well Pharmacy is the third largest pharmacy chain in the UK and its warehousing and distribution headquarters in Meir Park has over 340 employees. Apprentices at the … Continued

Parogon partnership creates new jobs for trainee chefs

Parogon partnership creates new jobs for trainee chefs

A partnership between Stoke on Trent College and Parogon Group is assisting the company’s ongoing expansion plans, with three new trainee chefs being the first to get on the career ladder following the successful launch of a work experience scheme. Parogon currently employs around 350 people at popular Staffordshire venues The Wayfarer in Stone, The … Continued

Lee Stafford gives students a styling masterclass

Lee Stafford gives students a styling masterclass

Celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford has delivered a ‘twisted tongs’ hair styling masterclass to students at Stoke on Trent College to deliver. Hairdressing students learned Lee’s techniques for creating wavy styles popular with celebrities during awards season and at red carpet events. The live masterclass was part of a range of training delivered by Lee and … Continued

Pochin’s announce apprenticeship partnership

Pochin’s announce apprenticeship partnership

THE contractor appointed on Hanley’s Smithfield scheme has announced a partnership with Stoke on Trent College, helping to build the foundations for students who want to pursue a career in construction. Pochin’s Ltd will hold regular careers sessions at the college and host monthly site visits with students who are considering a job in the … Continued

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