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News: Stu­dents gain local and nation­al recog­ni­tion in awards!

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We’re proud of our stu­dents and the skills they learn whilst at col­lege! Because our cours­es are career focused and our teams of sup­port­ive lec­tur­ers are ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing you take the next step towards your future, we’re always encour­ag­ing our stu­dents to gain recog­ni­tion for their hard work. 

Elliot and Con­nor, two of our con­struc­tion stu­dents recent­ly won awards at The Guild of Brick­lay­ers, a nation­al com­pe­ti­tion that show­cas­es the brick­lay­ing skills of tal­ent­ed brick­lay­ing trainees and appren­tices from around the UK.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Elliot who came sec­ond in the Junior cat­e­go­ry and Con­nor who won the senior category. 

Jools Web­ster, who stud­ies lev­el 2 plumb­ing, has also received nation­al recog­ni­tion. Dur­ing the sec­ond year of his course an oppor­tu­ni­ty arose for him to take part in HIP magazine’s Appren­tice Plumber of the Year com­pe­ti­tion and received a prize from the mag­a­zine in recog­ni­tion of his hard work and commitment. 

After admir­ing his grandfather’s suc­cess­ful plumb­ing career, Jools was inspired to fol­low the same path and has been study­ing his lev­el 2 course with us for the past 2 years. Jools now wants to take his stud­ies fur­ther and progress to a Lev­el 3 course and appren­tice­ship so he can fol­low in his grandfather’s footsteps.

Our cre­ative stu­dents are also win­ning awards and this year four of our learn­ers were crowned win­ners, and a fur­ther 10 high­ly com­mend­ed across a range of dif­fer­ent cre­ative cat­e­gories in Nottingham’s Young Cre­ative Awards; a com­pe­ti­tion which cel­e­brates the cre­ative tal­ents of stu­dents in Nottingham. 

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Theatre (16-18 age category) winner Tawana Tongoona.

Our appren­tices are also win­ning nation­al awards! Ear­li­er in the aca­d­e­m­ic year, auto­mo­tive appren­tice Lib­by was nom­i­nat­ed in the Top 100 Great Women in the British Car Indus­try’ Awards, for being an inspi­ra­tional role mod­el to women aspir­ing to join the auto­mo­tive industry.

Lib­by Price, a Mul­ti Skilled Appren­tice at Gem­i­ni Acci­dent Repair in Tewkes­bury, attends our EMTEC Auto­mo­tive train­ing cen­tre to com­plete her qual­i­fi­ca­tions as part of her Level‑3 appren­tice­ship. She was nom­i­nat­ed for the award by Gem­i­ni in recog­ni­tion of the amount she has achieved over a short space of time.

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Libby Price.
Isa Ullah Khan
Isa Ullah Khan

Appren­tice Isa Khan won a sil­ver Appren­tice of the Year award at the Skills for Health, Health Heroes Awards.

Isa who is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing his Lev­el 2 Health­care Sup­port Work­er appren­tice­ship with us at Not­ting­ham Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tals was nom­i­nat­ed for the award for being a true role mod­el’ in COVID 19, and for his ded­i­ca­tion to rais­ing aware­ness for Black Lives Mat­ter and the BAME net­work across Not­ting­ham Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tals Trust.

Isa who works in works in surgery divi­sion on a trau­ma and orthopaedic ward was nom­i­nat­ed by Work­force Train­er Emma Cross along­side his ward ear­ly on in his appren­tice­ship for embrac­ing all aspects of ward life and always being keen to devel­op his skills.

It’s not just what hap­pens in the class­room though, and many of our stu­dents bal­ance their stud­ies with amaz­ing work out­side of college.

Over the past aca­d­e­m­ic year, Owen Brind­ley has been nom­i­nat­ed for a num­ber of awards includ­ing an Inno­v­a­tive Young peo­ple of 2020 award from the Not­ting­ham Build­ing Soci­ety, and a Nation­al Diver­si­ty Award (for the sec­ond year run­ning) for his vol­un­teer­ing work. 

Owen Brindley
Owen Brindley

Owen has insist­ed on putting his ener­gy into help­ing oth­ers and has an impres­sive list of vol­un­teer­ing achieve­ments to date, includ­ing help­ing to raise vital funds for the When You Wish Upon A Star char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion. He has clocked up hun­dreds of hours vol­un­teer­ing with com­mu­ni­ty sta­tion FMB Radio and Not­ting­ham YMCA Dig­i­tal and, when Covid-19 restric­tions allow it to have the green light, will car­ry that on in a new­ly achieved Hos­pi­tal Radio role broad­cast­ing to Not­ting­ham Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal patients.

Along­side his stud­ies and impres­sive string of vol­un­teer­ing com­mit­ments Owen sits on the Stu­dent Coun­cil at Not­ting­ham Col­lege, and has pre­vi­ous­ly held the role of Stu­dents’ Union Dis­abil­i­ty Officer. 

The future is yours to shape and we’re ready and waiting to help you build it!

We’re indus­try focused and ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing you get where you want to be — our lec­tur­ers have worked in indus­try and our cours­es are aligned with careers. Our wealth of state-of-the-art facil­i­ties go beyond class­rooms and include a com­mer­cial restau­rant and the­atre, art and design work­shops and stu­dios, per­for­mance rehearsal spaces, sci­ence labs, a STEM Cen­tre, auto­mo­tive work­shops and mod­ern cam­pus­es in cen­tral loca­tions. They’re all ready and wait­ing to give you the hands-on expe­ri­ence you need to make your mark on the world.

Apply­ing is easy — browse our cours­es and vis­it our apply page, sub­mit your appli­ca­tion and we’ll be in touch soon!

Published on:
  • 8th July 2021 (11:00 AM)
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