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Level 2 Brickwork apprentice Joe Walton started at the college on a full time course before moving onto an apprenticeship. Joe, a previous student of Wade Deacon High School, loves how practical his course is, saying: “I really like getting to be hands-on. The facilities at college are amazing and the techniques that I learn in college can be put into practice on site.” Joe aims to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship with his current employer, developing his skills in preparation for the future.
Kiera Kenny-Jones chose to study a Business Administration apprenticeship in Warrington & Vale Royal College's admissions department to gain a wider range of administration skills. Kiera say her apprenticeship is very varied, with lots of different tasks that keeps her role interesting and fast-paced. She is particularly enjoying building up her knowledge of different software. On her apprenticeship she is learning a variety of skills including software, planning, organisation. Kiera wants to continue working in business admin in the future and believes the apprenticeship route has allowed her to gain great practical experience in a real world environment
Electrical Installation apprentice Jordan is completing his apprenticeship with Warrington-based company ASL Electrical. Jordan thinks apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn.
“I wouldn’t choose any other way of learning. It’s the best of both worlds, you get to be independent and earn while you learn. This course gives you everything you need and opens a lot of doors.”
Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice Matt Nash decided to enrol onto an apprenticeship after deciding university was not the right pathway for him. He has always been very hands-on and was looking to secure a highly practical career. Matt’s grandad was a joiner and inspired him to go into this field.
Matt is currently employed by Warrington-based construction company Emerald Bay, and is really enjoying his apprenticeship. He says: “Apprenticeships are a great way to learn, I’m earning a wage as well as getting a qualification. What I learn in college ties in with what I’m doing in the workplace.” In the future, Matt intends to also complete his Level 3 Apprenticeship and gain more experience before becoming self-employed.