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

Keele launches pioneering student mental health partnership

Keele launches pioneering student mental health partnership

A regional partnership led by Keele University has launched a new integrated community approach to mental health and wellbeing for students in further and higher education, in collaboration with Staffordshire University and other partners, as part of a £2.2 million project. In the 1960s Keele was the first UK university to introduce a counselling service, … Continued

Inspirational Staffordshire teenager picked as finalist for national award

Inspirational Staffordshire teenager picked as finalist for national award

A teenager from Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for her determination and dedication to helping others.   Sibgha Amin gives up her own time to support students in difficulty at Stoke on Trent College and helps to ensure young people are kept safe from extremism. She has been a driving force … Continued

Meet the female welder on a mission to get more girls into engineering

Meet the female welder on a mission to get more girls into engineering

  When Chloe Sales told her family and friends that she’d decided to become a welder, they all advised her not to do it. But the 24-year-old now works full time at a manufacturing firm in Staffordshire and was recently awarded Apprentice of the Year by Stoke on Trent College. She explains why she wants to inspire more girls to follow in her footsteps …   When Chloe Sales turned up for her first day at work, she asked … Continued

Olympic Gymnast Craig Heap Visits Stoke on Trent College

Olympic Gymnast Craig Heap Visits Stoke on Trent College

  Retired Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast, Craig Heap, is touring both Burslem and Cauldon campuses this week as part of our ‘Big Tutorial’ sessions for all learners. Craig has represented England over 100 times in various international gymnastic competitions, including at the 2000 Summer Olympics after beginning his gymnastic training at just 9 … Continued

Stoke on Trent College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Stoke on Trent College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Stoke on Trent has reaffirmed their commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter – created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.   The 11-point document includes commitments to: Promoting equality of opportunity and challenging mental health stigma Providing appropriate … Continued

‘Behind every college door lies the stories of the many lives transformed’

‘Behind every college door lies the stories of the many lives transformed’

Education changes lives and today, to mark the start of Colleges Week 2019, Stoke on Trent College is sharing the inspiring stories of local people who are realising their dreams. From starting a business at the age of just 25, to overcoming adversity, to changing careers later in life, the college has helped thousands of … Continued

Awards celebrate Student Success at Stoke on Trent College

Awards celebrate Student Success at Stoke on Trent College

A man retraining to be a nurse, a mum of three who was told she would never do well at school, and a sports student who has won a basketball scholarship to the US, are just a few of the students who were awarded at Stoke On Trent College’s annual ‘Celebrating Success’ awards event on … Continued

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