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College Recruits for Colonel’s Ranks at KFC

KFC and Preston's College Recruits

A unique recruitment service run by Preston’s College has helped to secure jobs for 18 local people across three KFC restaurants in Preston and Blackpool.

Kout Food Group’s (KFG) people capability coach, Gary Mather, approached The Job Zone on Winckley Square to help it source part-time and full-time staff for his fast-food outlets on Fish…

Apprentice Turned Entrepreneur is Recruiting

JSJ UK Joinery

JSJ UK, a Preston-based joinery installation and manufacturing business, has teamed up with Preston’s College to develop industry talent through Apprenticeships.

Former apprentice and company founder, Jack Smith, kick-started his career with a Level 3 Bench and Site Joiner Apprenticeship at Preston’s Col…

Student Success Celebrated at School Talent Awards

Year 11 Awards

High school students from across Lancashire studying 14-16 vocational courses at Preston’s College have been recognised for their hard work, dedication and stand out achievements over the last 12 months.

The annual awards evening, sponsored by the Eric Wright Group and …

Why a Marketing Apprenticeship was right for me

Apprenticeship: Hannah Ratcliffe, SEO Outreach Assistant and apprentice at every1.

Apprenticeship Guest Blog: From Hannah Ratcliffe, SEO Outreach Assistant and apprentice at every1.

National Apprenticeship Week takes place next month, so I wanted to write about why I decided to take an Apprenticeship, the process I followed to start …

Hundreds of Apprenticeships up for Grabs at Expo

Lancashire Apprenticeship Expo

Get those CVs at the ready as the countdown begins to Lancashire’s largest ever Apprenticeship Expo on Tuesday 14th March at Preston Guild Hall.

The event is ideal for school leavers, young people and adults who will have the chance to meet face-to-face with some of Lancashire’s biggest and best employers to discuss the Apprenticeships and job oppo…

Students Build Skills with Site Experience

Construction students from Preston’s College recently swapped the classroom for real work experience.

Twelve students aged 16-18 studying Level 3 Professional Construction completed a week placement with leading contractors and employers across Lancashire, including Conlon Construction, Fellside Land Developm…

Business students pitch at Dragons’ Den-style event

Business Students Pitch at Dragons' Den style event

Business students from Preston’s College participated in their very own Dragons’ Den style challenge by developing and pitching business concepts to a local social enterprise.

Education Business Partnership (NW Communities) invited Level 3 Business students at Preston’s College to develop marketing launch plans for its n…

Appointments to Boost Lancashire Skills

BRMs

Preston’s College has made two appointments in response to growing skills shortages and demand for upskilling from Lancashire employers.

Keith Middlebrough and Sarah Hall will take senior key account manager positions in the College’s ROI Solutions team. Launched in 2015, ROI Solutions provides Lancashire businesses with a positive ‘Return on Investment’ through…

NHS Award Glory for Preston’s College Apprentice

Lydia Miller

An apprentice from Preston’s College has achieved award recognition and secured a full-time job as a medical laboratory assistant with the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Lydia Miller, 21, from Penwortham won the Science Apprentice of the Year award for demonstrating excellence in the workplace and proactively supporting her colleagues and…

UK Quality Mark for Preston’s College

QAA UK Quality Assured

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Preston’s College (the College) following its review in April 2016.

A team of QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and …