Marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week, two Bradford College apprentices John Holland (22) and James Carroll (21) have had the opportunity to put what they have learnt on their Higher Level Apprenticeship in Construction and Built Environment (Sustainability) course, quite literally to the test. Beating off stiff competition from hundreds of apprentices across the country, they have made it into the national finals of a prestigious apprenticeship competition which will take place later this week at the Strand, London.
Curry may be the UK’s favourite dish but there remains a shortage of curry chefs and to highlight the issue Bradford College’s Department of Hospitality and Travel is once again leading the nationwide search for the UK’s best young curry cook.
Students and apprentices will go head to head this week in the finals of Matchfit – a new Yorkshire and Humber initiative designed to showcase skills and talent.
Today’s modern apprenticeships are not just about traditional trades such as plumbing and bricklaying. There’s so much more on offer and Bradford College is highlighting its modern apprenticeship opportunities as National Apprenticeship Week launches on Monday (11 March).
New funding is now available for students aged 24 and over looking to take Further Education courses at all Colleges across the UK. The 24+ Advanced Learning Loans come into force this year and as with tuition fees for degrees, do not have to be paid back until earnings are over £21,000 a year.
Bradford College is opening its doors to give school leavers the chance to sample life as one of its students. The college is staging a series of ‘Taster Days’ for Year 10 and 11 pupils to take part in one of the many courses it has to offer.
Bradford College and BAM Construction Ltd, the lead contractor for the College’s £50million new build project held a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event earlier this week.
Bradford College University Centre is staging an open day to showcase its high-quality degree courses to new students.
Students at Bradford College have been chosen by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, to star in a high profile campaign promoting alternative methods of transport.
An investment of more than £100m designed to create the UK’s leading college is taking place at Bradford College. The college is currently in the middle of a £50m build as part of its five year renewal plan. Construction work is being carried out by BAM Construction. The new state-of-the-art 23,000 square metre facility is due to open its doors to students by September next year.
During a recent visit to the region Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP met with Bradford College Principal, Michele Sutton, OBE, members of the Leeds City Region Skills Network and representatives of the Leeds City Region LEP's Employment and Skills Board to celebrate the signing of a Skills Partnership Agreement.
Bradford College has been awarded the Association of Colleges (AoC) International Charter for its ethical approach to international activity. The Charter is presented to Colleges that demonstrate excellence and commitment in their international work.
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