To celebrate Adults Learners’ Week (14 – 20 June), we're holding free drop-in sessions to any of our daytime, evening and weekend short courses throughout the month of June so that local residents can take the first step to a new start.
Learning new skills can give people the confidence to succeed. And that’s certainly true of local businesswoman, Penny MacFarlane, owner of contemporary art gallery Oil & Water in Old York Road. Penny started the Introduction to Marketing course at the College’s Wandsworth Campus to help her prepare for the gallery’s opening and hasn’t looked back since.
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Motorcycle maintenance and repair students from our Merton Campus got a glimpse of the cars you can afford if you’re living life in the fast lane as they visited Bugatti and Bentley car dealership, Jack Barclay.
The group of students travelled to the Mayfair showroom situated in the famous Berkeley Square after its sales manager offered to give them real life interview experience and advice on the skills employers look for. The students were interviewed in the dealer’s historic boardroom before being given individual feedback on which parts were successful and areas where they could improve to increase their chances of securing a job offer.
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A civil engineering apprentice from South Thames College has scooped the prestigious Crossrail Apprentice of the Year Award. 28-year-old Rudy Nieddu beat off competition from two other apprentice award winners to be crowned the winner.
Before undertaking the apprenticeship, the former self-employed labourer was struggling to find work during difficult economic times. Rudy now works as an apprentice civil engineering technician with Balfour Beatty at Crossrail’s Whitechapel site and studies at South Thames one day a week. He was presented his award by Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan in front of more than 100 guests at a ceremony at the House of Parliament.