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    5 reasons why you should attend our advice Evening

    Two Advice Evenings are coming up next week on Wednesday 21st June at Leek and Thursday 22nd June at Buxton, both from 5pm-8pm and we want YOU to come.  The evening is aimed at supporting prospective students looking to take their next step. 1.Find the job you want It’s the perfect opportunity to discover current and upcoming…


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    Top 5 Myths about Apprenticeships

    The top ten things you might think you know about apprenticeships….that are not actually true. 1. “Apprenticeships are only for those who don’t have the grades to go to university.” Apprenticeships are a valuable career option for everyone. Higher apprenticeships offer qualifications up to degree level and usually require the sort of A Level results demanded…


  • 7 reasons to choose an apprenticeship

    1. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Apprentices will have the same opportunities as employees, earning a weekly wage and working alongside experienced staff.   2. PRACTICAL AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE There are over 250 apprenticeships which are designed with the help of employers, and offer a structured programme that coaches you through the skills you need to be successful.  …


  • Tips and tricks of balancing college and a part-time job

    Managing your time as a student can sometimes be difficult, as I’m sure you know, but having a part-time job makes this an even bigger challenge. A part-time job allows you to have a bit of extra money to spend on whatever you want; going out with your friends, going out for meals etc. In…


  • Making time to socialise while studying

    If there’s one life lesson I’ve learnt while at college, it’s that making enough time to study can be difficult when you get caught up in your social life. I mean we all do it right? The problem for me is that I can’t relax knowing that I have assignments to complete while I’m trying…