June 2016

College Cake Decoration Exhibition

Whether you’re an aspiring baker gripped by the Great British Bake Off or an employer looking to upskill your staff, Gloucestershire College is opening its doors to showcase the work of its students in a Cake Decoration Exhibition on Friday 24 June.

From Saturday girl to successful apprentice

A Gloucestershire College apprentice is on her way to becoming a qualified Office Administrator and Accountant for Badham Pharmacy, after starting out as a Saturday girl at the business almost three years ago.

GC House Blog 8. Estate agents, next investment and a visit from the HSE

This week we thank students for giving up their time during half term and tell you all about next investment viewings and visits from estate agents and the HSE...

Apprenticeships cooking up lifelong careers in catering

Besides being celebrity chefs, what do Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Clare Smyth have in common? Believe it or not, all three started out as apprentices; working their way to the top to become household names through hard work, dedication and learning.

Work experience pays off for outdoor education students

Supporting its commitment to ensuring its students leave college work-ready, Gloucestershire College is thrilled to announce that three quarters of its Outdoor Education students have gained full-time employment in a relevant industry, as a result of successful work placements.

Tribute to Peter Ironmonger, former Chair

It is with great sadness that Gloucestershire College is sharing the news that Peter Ironmonger, former Chair of Governors (2004 – 2010), committed board member (1994 – 2010) and Honorary Vice President, passed away on 13 June 2016 following a short period of illness.

Annual Review 2015-16 launched

To celebrate its achievements over the past 18 months, Gloucestershire College has launched a 2015-16 Annual Review, which provides the local community and businesses with information about the College’s activities, partnerships and investments.

Building construction careers at GC

If your vision of a typical construction worker is a burly man in a hardhat and hi-vis, then think again. The construction industry is continually evolving and many myths about working in the sector no longer apply.

No better time to access higher education

In light of the recent news that record numbers of Access to HE students progressed to degree-level study last year*, and the upcoming changes to the Advanced Learner Loan to increase accessibility to higher level study, Gloucestershire College is urging those who missed out on the chance to go to university to consider this route to improve their career prospects.

GC among best in the South West for DofE

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce a huge success for its Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme over the past two years, following a visit to Buckingham Palace last month to recognise its commitment during the programme’s Diamond Anniversary.

Cambridge first for GC Sixth Form student

A former GC Sixth Form student has gone on to realise his dream and achieved a first-class honours degree in history at Cambridge University.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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