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Level 3 Brickwork student Shaun Tyrer has thoroughly enjoyed his apprenticeship working for Vinci Construction and has gained a great deal of practical skills. Speaking of his time at college, Shaun says, “I owe a lot to my tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College. They have given me the skills and knowledge to prove I can do this.” Shaun has now completed his apprenticeship and secured full-time employment with Loftus Construction. Shaun believes the support of his tutors has helped him to reach his goals. He says, “The best aspect of the college is that the facilities are really good. Everyone is friendly at this college, including all the tutors. They have helped prepare me to make my next steps of my career and they have supported me all the way through college."
Business Administration apprentice Nia completed her Level 2 course with Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, and is now employed as a full time Ward Accreditation Administrator.
Nia explains that undertaking an apprenticeship has really helped to boost her confidence; “Not only have I learned practical skills to enable me to fulfil an administration role, I have also grown as a person and have gained confidence in my abilities.” Nia is now enrolled onto the Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship and is looking forward to further enhancing her skills and knowledge.
Former Great Sankey High School student Harry is currently completing his Level 3 Accountancy Apprenticeship in the Finance department of our Warrington campus. Prior to beginning his apprenticeship, Harry had undertaken a work placement at the college and found it to be a valuable experience which ignited his ambition to become a qualified accountant.
Harry praises the high level of support the college offers, saying: “My tutor is brilliant and is always available to guide me.” Harry believes his apprenticeship has prepared him for a successful future career, saying: “The practical experience I have gained, as well as the theoretical knowledge from my lessons, has really help to prepare me for the next steps of my career.”
Following the completion of his apprenticeship, Harry intends to further develop his skills and knowledge by progressing onto his AAT Level 4.
Motor Vehicle apprentice Callum, former student of Weaverham High School, immediately impressed his tutors and managed to secure an apprenticeship within months of starting at college.
Callum instantly felt welcome at the college, describing the tutors as “really friendly and helpful.” He says one of the best parts at studying at the college is “making new friends and meeting people from different walks of life.”
Callum is completing his apprenticeship with G&B Motor Engineers Ltd, an auto repair shop in Wincham, Northwich. He says he has learned a great deal of new skills from his employer and has always felt well supported: “They take the time to show me how to do things and explain everything to me.” Callum’s practical skills have really developed throughout his apprenticeship, and he is trusted to independently complete tasks such as working on tyres and wheel alignment.