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From Sweat to Success: Former sport student Nathan Hawkins turns passion into dream career as personal trainer!

Meet Nathan Hawkins, former Padgate Academy pupil and a shining example of passion, perseverance, and what Warrington & Vale Royal College means by “careers not courses”.

After finishing the Level 3 Sport course, Nathan stayed at the college to complete a HNC and HND in Sports & Exercise Sciences, which is equivalent to a foundation degree, achieving outstanding results. Recently, Nathan celebrated winning the ‘Craig Atherton Higher Education Sporting Excellence Award’ at our graduation ceremony and, testament to his dedication and hard work, he also secured employment at PureGym as a successful personal trainer.

While at college, he enjoyed a huge variety of opportunities, from industry placements and projects with local gyms, to visits to top sporting destinations in the UK like the Sheffield Velodrome.

Nathan says:“I started working for PureGym after my tutors recommended it to me, and I truly love my job, so I am very grateful. I have so much respect for the tutors at the college, who always had my best interests in mind and would go above and beyond to support me and my career goals. I am so glad I chose Warrington & Vale Royal College.”

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