Case Study: Kathryn launches her career with confidence

Case Study: Kathryn launches her career with confidence

22 Oct, 2015

Kathryn Keightley from St Helens attended The Sutton Academy in St Helens. At school Kathryn achieved a number of GCSE qualifications, but felt she could have done better in some subjects. On leaving school, Kathryn initially applied to St Helens College but then decided that this was not the right learning environment for her to be in. In September 2013, Kathryn applied to The Skills Company as she felt a smaller and more personal environment at the St Helens training centre would better suit her needs.


Case Study: Abrar thrives at MGC

Case Study: Abrar thrives at MGC

09 Oct, 2015

Abrar Masud from Fallowfield is a recent apprentice recruit to the Manchester Growth Company. After completing his A Levels, Abrar decided that he wanted to gain some practical experience while getting qualified rather than continuing in full time study


The Bury Black Pudding Co.

The Bury Black Pudding Co.

01 Oct, 2015

As a high-growth organisation, The Bury Black Pudding Company had reached a stage where it wanted to consolidate key areas of the business. One of these areas was the management team. The team of young managers had not experienced any formal training and had acquired skills by learning on the job.



Case study: Access course prepares Elfin for podiatry degree

Case study: Access course prepares Elfin for podiatry degree

21 Sep, 2015

Elfin Brook from Manchester works as a Disability Fitness Co-ordinator for Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services. Elfin’s ambition was to go to university to study Podiatry, but he didn’t have the required qualifications. He heard about the Skills Company’s Access to Higher Education courses while studying with another provider, and successfully applied to join the Access to Nursing and Midwifery Diploma course in 2014.


Case study: Cristina returns to learning to achieve her dream

Case study: Cristina returns to learning to achieve her dream

18 Sep, 2015

Cristina Cupido-Gomez from Manchester wanted to go to university to study Human Resource Management, but the qualifications that she had gained at school in Spain would not enable her to apply for a university course. Cristina looked into joining access courses at various colleges, but when she enquired at Manchester Metropolitan University, she was referred to The Skills Company.



Case study: Imran’s perseverance pays off

Case study: Imran’s perseverance pays off

15 Sep, 2015

Imran Zameer from Whalley Range in Manchester wanted to go to university to study Marketing, but the qualifications that he’d achieved at school and college were not sufficient for him to apply. Imran was working full time as a Content Executive at Laterooms.com, a hotel reservations company providing discounted accommodation throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.


Case study: Access course opens the door for Wasif

Case study: Access course opens the door for Wasif

11 Sep, 2015

Wasif Ramtoola from Higher Broughton in Salford studied for his A Levels at school, but didn’t do as well as he’d hoped. He still had ambitions to go to university, but needed to achieve the entry requirements. Wasif looked on the internet for access to higher education courses and came across The Skills Company’s range of courses.


Case study: Engineering Apprentice Reece is taking on the world!

Case study: Engineering Apprentice Reece is taking on the world!

10 Sep, 2015

Reece Prince from Wythenshawe attended Manchester Enterprise Academy where he achieved good grades in his GCSEs. Reece decided while he was still at school that he wanted to do an apprenticeship. He’d enjoyed practical subjects at school, and enjoyed finding out how things were made and how they worked.


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