Despite achieving amazing grades in her GCSEs, Jesse wanted a fresh start after high school and could not wait to get started on a course that would kickstart her dream career in the games design industry. Seeing Jesse’s passion and natural aptitude as a scholar, Jesse was invited to participate in the Honours Programme, where she is now looking at which pathway would suit her career goals best. She said:
“I had always thought that I might like to go to university and I still am considering this as an option, but the Honours Programme has also shown me the fantastic Higher Apprenticeships that I could apply for, too. My tutors are so supportive and friendly, and I am so grateful that I chose to come to this college. Looking back, I can’t believe how far I have come.”
Harvey Lee Ford
When looking at potential future careers, former Beamont Collegiate Academy pupil Harvey Lee Ford found that electrical installation sparked his curiosity. Although the specialist facilities were a major factor in Harvey’s choice to study at the college, it was his older sister’s recommendation that inspired Harvey to join us last September. He said:
“Ever since my sister came to Warrington & Vale Royal College, all I would hear is about how great it was. Then, they helped her find the perfect apprenticeship and that’s when I knew that I wanted to do the same. I know I have made the right choice as I have settled in really quickly and I am already being recognised for my hard work!”
Harvey has not only impressed with his tenacious and ambitious attitude to learning, but his outstanding academic achievements have landed him on the college’s Honours Programme, too!
Lauren, one of the college's Level 2 Hospitality & Catering students, knew immediately that she had found her perfect course due to its uniquely broad focus on professional cookery and front-of-house service. Lauren came to the college with outstanding grades and it was not long after she began that Lauren was hand-picked for the Honours Programme, where she will be given guidance on employability skills and networking to enhance her chances of success in the hospitality sector. She said:
“When I was growing up, going to restaurants was always a magical experience. I want a job where I can do this for other people. Being able to work in the restaurant as part of my course is opening so many doors and, with the Honours Programme, I am learning more than you can teach in the classroom."