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  • Career events help hundreds of young people

      Hundreds of young people from Southampton and the wider area found out how to get ahead in their chosen career at City College this month.   School leavers were given the opportunity to speak to industry professiona...

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  • Hair students compete for apprenticeship live at WestQuay

      Six students from City College Southampton were set to battle it out in a competition reminiscent of the BBC show 'The Apprentice' in a bid to win a job.   Half a dozen hairdressing students from the college took pa...

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  • Painting & decorating apprentice celebrates as he heads for the final

      After weeks of careful preparation and stiff competition from other apprentices, James Evans from City College Southampton has been named the winner of the Portsmouth heat of the 2014 Dulux Decorator Centres Apprentice of ...

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  • Workshop proves fruitful as five students picked for apprenticeships

      Five students from the same college have secured coveted apprenticeship places with one of the biggest names in UK housing development, thanks to a little help from their tutors.   The students from City College Sou...

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  • Students use #nomakeupselfie craze to raise cash for good cause

      A group of students from City College Southampton decided to put their own spin on the latest Internet craze by posing for a group 'no make-up selfie'.   The level 2 hairdressing students decided to remove their mak...

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  • Adult learners at City College prove they’re top of the crop

      Two hairdressing students from City College Southampton have proven they're a cut above the rest by making the semi finals of a Wella hairdressing competition.   Olivia Jewett and Jemma China, both adult learners st...

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  • Students now have their very own university-style student union

      The facility was opened today (February 27) and aims to give learners a place to relax and meet those from other courses. The split-level space, kitted out with sofas, beanbags, TV screens, a pool table and working spaces,...

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  • First in-college travel agency helps students and staff get ahead

      City College Southampton is proving you don't have to go far to travel far as earlier today it officially opened its own travel agency, Aspire2Travel.   The agency, which is located on-site at the main city centre c...

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  • Coursework launches student into international photography spotlight

      Standing in a cattle market on a cold January morning, icy fingers clutching onto her camera, Mandy Watts had no idea that the next click of a shutter would propel her to international acclaim.   But that's exactly ...

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  • Industry week gives our students ‘employability X Factor’

      Students honed their 'employability X Factor' last week as they took part in Industry Week.   Our Industry Weeks are designed to arm our students with skills and information about what it's really like in the world ...

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  • Students to hone ‘employability X Factor’ during Industry Week

      Orchestrating a murder mystery evening, filling out tax forms and knowing how to turn a man into a pantomime dame - they're all things that could set our students apart from the crowd when it comes to getting a job.  ..

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  • Futures look bright for current students

      City College is holding a Careers and Progression event for its students on Thursday 6th March.   This annual event, being held during both National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week, brings together loc...

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  • City College welcomes catering and hospitality industry

    Professionals from the South's catering and hospitality industry descended upon City College this morning for the latest business breakfast.   City College has been running a series of the early morning events in associatio...

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  • Hairdressing students excel following professional masterclass

    Hairdressing students at City College were treated to a masterclass from hair stylist Dylan Smith and Wella colour expert, Jenna Fox, on January 28.   The pair carried out a hairdressing demonstration on two models in the c...

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  • City College catering student awarded by industry body

    City College student Jayne Wilkinson returned victorious from the Institute of Hospitality Southern Region Awards this month.   Jayne, studying BTEC Level 3 in hospitality, was named a runner up in recognition of her outsta...

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Case studies

  • Danielle Betteridge

    Diploma in Childcare and Education - Level 3 in 2012-13 Danielle Betteridge

    Danielle worked tirelessly not just in her studies but also as the Disability Awareness Officer on our student council. She has fulfilled her dream of progressing to the prestigious Norland College in Bath to study a 3-year degree in early years development and nannying.     <p

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  • Lauren Watson

    Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism - Level 3 in 2012-13 Lauren Watson

    Lauren achieved five distinctions and a merit on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. She is now working full-time as a sales advisor for Ageas Travel.        

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  • Jayne Wilkinson

    Diploma in Hospitality - Level 3 in 2012-13 Jayne Wilkinson

    Jayne Wilkinson scored a work placement for celebrity chef Raymond Blanc. During the summer Jayne is set to do work experience with Raymond Blanc at his flagship two Michelin-starred eatery, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, after sending a plucky letter asking him for a big break. Budding pastry chef, Jay

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  • Chloe Benham

    BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care - Level 3 in 2011-12 Chloe Benham

    Chloe, previously from Westgate School, achieved triple distinctions in the BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care. She has now progressed to Bournemouth University to study adult nursing. Chloe said, "I chose City College as it had good links with universities for nursing and midwifery and because t

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  • Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

    BTEC National Diploma in IT - Level 3 in 2010-11 Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

    Abdulaziz achieved the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in IT (networking pathway) with triple distinctions. He successfully progressed to Bournemouth University to study a degree in Software Engineering and is now able to fulfil his ambition of designing software solutions.     <

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  • Michael Collier

    NVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Level 3 in 2010-11 Michael Collier

    Michael successfully completed his studies and has secured a job as a Trainee Manager for Compass, the largest catering organisation in the world. To start with Michael will be working locally in a supervisory role in the restaurant of one of the high street department stores. Naturally he hopes to move

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