Telford College News

  1. 14 January 2020

    A ‘glowing’ report for enterprising business students

    Business students at Telford College have created their own company as part of a Young Enterprise project to equip them with a range of employability and entrepreneurship skills. The programme works with schools and colleges to empower students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to manage money and risk – as well as […]

  2. 13 January 2020

    Rewarding our outstanding young citizens

    The search is on for young people across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin who are dedicated to helping their local community, to be recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony. The High Sheriff’s annual Outstanding Young Citizen Awards will be held at Telford College on March 4. Entries are now open, and organisers are calling on […]

  3. 07 January 2020

    College and Learning Community Trust join forces for staff training day

    Telford College joined forces with the town’s Learning Community Trust to stage a development day for more than 900 staff. The event, held at the college, was part of a thriving partnership between the two organisations to create exciting new learning opportunities for young people, and ease their transition from school to further education. Apply […]

  4. 03 January 2020

    Space mission was an out of this world experience

    A group of 7th Form students from Telford College were given an ‘out of this world’ experience when they took part in a national space design challenge. They travelled to the University of Derby to take part in the UK Space Design Competition, a science and engineering project designed to simulate a career in industry. […]

  5. 03 January 2020

    ‘Humbling and surprising’ prison trip for A Level students

    Telford College students spent time behind bars at the county’s former prison on an eye-opening trip which brought their criminology studies to life. The 7th formers, who are all studying A levels in either criminology or sociology at the college’s Haybridge campus, spent time at the former Dana prison in Shrewsbury. Criminology tutor Mel Rooney […]

  6. 19 December 2019

    Hospital trusts sign up to Telford College’s new NHS Hub

    Telford College has launched a new ‘NHS Hub’, working with hospital trusts around the West Midlands to share best practice, create job opportunities, and help to shape its curriculum. Find health and social care apprenticeship HERE Apply for a health and social care course HERE Find out more about health and social care HERE The […]

  7. 18 December 2019

    Telford College – 2019 sporting round-up

    From premier league footballers to gold medal winning Olympians – sports students at Telford College have been learning from the very best throughout 2019. “This year has been our best yet,” says Ashley Bowler, learner manager for sport at the Haybridge campus. Find YOUR sports courses here Apply for a sports course here Considering other […]

  8. 17 December 2019

    Bringing Christmas cheer to families in need

    Students from Telford College have served up some Christmas cheer to families in need by donating emergency food and gifts parcels to a local charity. Lucy Oakley, Tea Evans, Madeline Parton and Mollie Martin, who are on the level three childcare course, raised more than £100 from a bake sale at the campus. They used […]

  9. 13 December 2019

    Education and Skills Funding Agency boss praises Telford College

    The chief executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has praised facilities at Telford College after meeting staff and students on a tour of the campus. Eileen Milner asked to visit the Haybridge site to see some of the progress made since completion of the merger between Telford College of Arts and Technology, […]

  10. 03 December 2019

    Christmas gifting charity ‘blown away’ by student support

    A charity which aims to bring Christmas cheer to the town’s lonely or forgotten residents says it has been ‘blown away’ by the support from Telford College students. Foundation students at the Haybridge campus have been busy collecting, sorting and gift wrapping items donated for the Christmas Smile Project, a community-run initiative providing gifts to […]

  11. 03 December 2019

    Exclusive Q&A session with Premier League football stars

    Telford College sports students enjoyed an exclusive question-and-answer session with Premier League football stars when they visited the Wolverhampton Wanderers training ground. The college has been running sports performance and excellence courses in conjunction with the club since 2016, giving students unprecedented access to Wolves players, and club facilities. Interested in our Wolves sports courses […]

  12. 29 November 2019

    Businesses praise ‘inspirational’ Bank of England event at college

    Telford College business students got chance to meet one of the UK’s most senior economists during an ‘informative and inspirational’ briefing event. Michael Saunders is a member of the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee – the group responsible for meeting each month to set the UK’s interest rates. Are you an employer looking at ways to […]

  13. 27 November 2019

    Ashley cleans up with apprenticeship and placement offers

    Ten years ago, Ashley Brothwood was combining his Telford College studies with the launch of a new cleaning business. Now, the 28-year-old has gone full circle by returning to the Haybridge campus to offer placements and apprenticeships to a new generation of learners. Are you looking for an apprenticeship to start your career? CLICK HERE […]

  14. 25 November 2019

    Aviation training executives are impressed by college facilities

    Senior executives from Pennant International Limited visited Telford College to meet the first intake of aviation engineering students. Chief executive Phil Walker, and John Ponsonby who chairs the Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP), were given a tour of the college’s Haybridge campus. Discover our Aviation Engineering courses here  Principal Graham Guest, and deputy principal Janet Stephens, […]

  15. 25 November 2019

    George is recognised for his ‘outstanding’ attitude

    Award-winning George Morris is carving out a thriving career in business administration, after gaining a springboard into work by a Telford College apprenticeship. George, 20, from Wellington, began working at Newport-based lifestyle product retailer Teamson since March last year, on an apprenticeship supported by the college. Discover our new apprenticeship vacancies here Are you an […]

  16. 21 November 2019

    Students rally to help staff member’s Telford Big Sleep Out challenge, in aid of Man In Place / STAY Telford charity campaign

    Telford College students have been creating a cardboard shelter for one of its staff member to take part in Telford’s Big Sleep Out this weekend at Asda Donnington. Paul Davis, Telford College employee said; “I’m genuinely blown away at the thought and effort our students have put into this project; they took my measurements and […]

  17. 18 November 2019

    Brandon powers ahead after electronics apprenticeship

    Problem solving is all in a day’s work for Brandon Corfield, an advanced technical support engineer at Schneider Electric in Telford. And it’s all been made possible for the 30-year-old because he solved his own career-related dilemma by enrolling on an apprenticeship through Telford College. If you’re considering an apprenticeship to start your career, click […]

  18. 15 November 2019

    Katie’s painting is chosen for charity fundraising calendar

    A Telford College art and design student has seen one of her paintings chosen to appear on Wrekin Housing Group’s 2020 calendar. Katie Heighway, from St Georges, has provided the image for the month of May in the calendar – an acrylic painting of Stokesay Castle in south Shropshire. Interested in art and design courses? […]

  19. 13 November 2019

    Best-selling author to launch her new novel at Telford College

    A best-selling author who attended Telford College is returning to the campus to officially launch her latest novel – and giving students chance to get involved in the planning process. Emma Cooper will premiere the paperback version of her new romantic page-turner, The First Time I Saw You, at the college’s Orange Tree restaurant on […]

  20. 07 November 2019

    Students create ‘stunning’ Remembrance Day display

    Telford College foundation students have earned praise from the local mayor, and Royal British Legion, for creating a ‘stunning’ Remembrance Day display. The exhibit explores the traditional poppy design and spans an entire wall of the college’s pop-up shop at the Haybridge campus, designed to help foundation learners improve their work-ready skills. It features wooden […]

  21. 05 November 2019

    100% pass rate for accountancy apprentices

    Telford College is celebrating after accountancy apprentices achieved a 100% pass rate in their latest exams. Every learner passed the costing module of their management accounting level three course with flying colours.   Accountancy tutor Jitendra Maini said: “This is a proud moment for all of us. Our 100% pass rate compares with the national […]

  22. 28 October 2019

    Valuable retail work experience for foundation students

    Telford College students have been gaining valuable work experience by working at the Severn Hospice charity shop in Wellington. The partnership was set up to help the college’s foundation students – and has proved so popular that some are now also volunteering in their own time. Foundation learning offers practical, personalised programmes to help students […]

  23. 25 October 2019

    College duo make a big impression at national conference

    Two Telford College students have received glowing feedback after speaking at a national conference. Armando Leger and Karim Awad were given a standing ovation when they represented the college at the ESFA Further Education Directorate staff conference in Sheffield. Armando, who is on a sport and public uniformed services course, and A level student Karim, […]

  24. 24 October 2019

    Amy has an army ammunition career in her sights

    Telford teenager Amy Bradley has joined the British Army to begin her training as an ammunition technician. The 18-year-old, from Leegomery, secured her position after graduating with flying colours from a public uniformed services course at Telford College. The former Charlton School student said the college had helped her to discover the career of her […]

  25. 23 October 2019

    Maths and English training on the menu at leading food manufacturer

    One of the UK’s leading food manufacturers has turned to Telford College to help boost the functional maths and English skills of its colleagues. Avara Foods supplies chicken, turkey and duck to some of the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the country. It has eight processing plants across the UK, including a base at Hortonwood […]

  26. 17 October 2019

    College’s key role in construction industry training scheme

    Telford College is helping to provide life-changing career opportunities through its involvement in a new training scheme for the construction industry. The college is one of a number of partners in the Marches Construction Ready Partnership, which is finding creative ways to tackle a skills gap in the sector. Among the latest to benefit from […]

  27. 14 October 2019

    BBC link-up offers ‘incredible’ opportunities for students

    Telford College’s music and media students are gaining valuable work experience thanks to a thriving partnership with the BBC’s ‘Introducing’ team. In the latest collaboration, they have been spending time at the BBC Shropshire studios in Shrewsbury to film and sound engineer live performances by the hottest new talent across the county, such as Rainbreakers […]

  28. 10 October 2019

    Cameron joins the Royal Marines

    A former Telford College student has achieved his dream of joining the Royal Marines – considered the toughest and most gruelling branch of the British armed forces. Cameron Gordon, 20, from Lawley, studied level three Public Uniformed Services Level at the college before beginning his application to join the Marines. The course combines physical and […]

  29. 07 October 2019

    Double delight for CJ Wildlife apprentices

    CJ Wildlife, which specialises in the research, design and development of wildlife food and feeding products, is celebrating a double award-winning success for its apprentices. Bradley Marlow and Nicole Cartledge, based at the company’s Upton Magna headquarters, have both been recognised at Telford College’s outstanding achievement awards. Find our new apprenticeship vacancies here Do you […]

  30. 30 September 2019

    Determined, driven and destined for success

    Dynamic Telford duo Emma Jackson and Claire Ashley have their sights set on high-flying careers in teaching after graduating from their degree courses with flying colours. They both completed a foundation degree in supporting children in primary education at Telford College before topping it up with an extra year at the University of Wolverhampton. And […]

  31. 27 September 2019

    Maia kicks off her football career in style

    A Shropshire teenager with a lifelong passion for sport has landed her dream job at Telford College. Maia Preston, 18, from Priorslee, has been recruited as a female football development officer, based at the college’s Haybridge campus. The former Hadley Learning Community student completed a level three extended diploma in sport at the college before […]

  32. 24 September 2019

    Celebrations for Telford College’s higher education graduates

    Telford College’s ‘inspirational’ higher education students had their achievements recognised at the annual graduation ceremony. The class of 2019 donned traditional caps and gowns for the presentation event, held at the Haybridge campus. This year’s HE graduates came from a wide range of courses including business, engineering, music, health and social care, accounting, early years […]

  33. 23 September 2019

    Telford College sports students sign for the Wolves

    It’s not too late to enrol on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC level 2 and 3 here at Telford College! Call 01952 642237 TODAY! Sports students from Telford College will be taking on football teams from some of the biggest names in the land this season, thanks to a partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The college’s male […]

  34. 19 September 2019

    New range of part-time accountancy courses on offer

    Accountancy is one of the fastest-growing professional service sectors in the UK – and Telford College is launching a new series of part-time diploma courses offering important qualifications. Enrolment is now open for the latest series of AAT accounting qualifications, which are designed to prepare people for a high-profile role in a wide range of […]

  35. 17 September 2019

    Apprenticeship achievement rates rise again

    Telford College is celebrating another successful year of its apprenticeships programme, with achievement rates continuing to rise, and out-perform the national average. The college currently has more than 1,000 apprentices working with well over 350 companies and organisations, including some of the biggest names in the UK. The programmes cover many sectors, from engineering to […]

  36. 16 September 2019

    Amber gets the green light from Telford manufacturing company

    A former Ellesmere College student is forging a career with one of the county’s leading manufacturing businesses thanks to an apprenticeship through Telford College. Amber Cauchi is working as an HR assistant at Protolabs, the 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection moulding specialist at Halesfield, on a management and human resources apprenticeship. The apprenticeship offer […]

  37. 10 September 2019

    ‘Fantastic character’ Abigail thrives at both college and work

    Abigail Hall stays cool under pressure – which is a very useful quality when you’re working for one of Europe’s leading refrigeration specialists! The 22-year-old, from Telford, is based in the accounts and finance section at Viessmann Refrigeration Systems Limited, at Hortonwood. She joined the company in 2016, while studying for a level two business […]

  38. 10 September 2019

    College signs up to new aviation skills charter

    Telford College has signed up to a UK ‘Charter for Aviation Skills’ as part of its campaign to train a new generation of highly-skilled engineers for the industry. Principal Graham Guest, and deputy principal Janet Stephens, attended the inaugural meeting of the Charter for Aviation Skills Combined Aviation Group at Cranfield University, to pledge support […]

  39. 06 September 2019

    Open event to promote higher education opportunities

    Telford College is holding an open event next week to highlight its latest range of higher education opportunities. It is being held at the college’s Haybridge campus on Tuesday September 10, from 10am-12noon, and 4.30pm-6.30pm. Both of these are drop-in sessions, with no appointments necessary. The event is particularly aimed at those considering a career […]

  40. 05 September 2019

    Sports students called up for Premier League duty

    Telford College’s link-up with Wolverhampton Wanderers football club has enabled dozens of students to get priceless experience behind the scenes of a Premier League competition. A group of 40 students were enlisted to help with the organisation of the national Premier League Primary Stars football competition for boys and girls across the 20 top division […]

  41. 05 September 2019

    Apprenticeships are always an option, regardless of your age

    Rachel Williams found herself stuck in a cycle of frustration and job rejections – but she says an apprenticeship has now given her a new lease of life. The 27-year-old, a former student of Thomas Adams School in Wem, spent several years trying to get back on her feet after overcoming a number of health […]

  42. 02 September 2019

    Education career gives Jess the perfect work-life balance

    Working anti-social hours in the hospitality industry was taking its toll on Jess Osborne, who was struggling to find enough quality time to spend with her children. But all that has changed since she enrolled at Telford College on a course which has taken her into a whole new career – in education. Jess, 30, […]

  43. 13 August 2019

    Supporting apprentices towards exciting new careers

    Telford College has been supporting a new generation of apprentices towards exciting careers, by inviting them to attend a group interview day. A total of 90 young people registered for the latest session, which gave college staff a chance to meet candidates, discuss their apprenticeship requirements, and explain the wide range of choices on offer. […]

  44. 30 July 2019

    Being on this course has changed my life in so many ways

    Jennifer McNally had to put her career plans on hold to deal with the sudden deaths of two close family members. But now, thanks to Telford College, she has a teaching career in her sights once again. Jennifer, from Muxton, has just completed the second year of a part-time access to health programme, and will […]

  45. 26 July 2019

    Principal’s Column: It’s time to raise people’s aspirations

    Students across Shropshire are experiencing a mixture of emotions right now. Some will be anxiously awaiting exam results which hold the key to their future direction, while others are preparing for life at a new school, college or university. At Telford College, we’ve just finished greeting our first wave of 2019/20 students during ‘Welcome to […]

  46. 26 July 2019

    A virtual world opens up for local businesses

    Businesses are being invited to place themselves at the forefront of technology, by taking advantage of the new suite of virtual and augmented reality facilities at Telford College. The college has taken technology-led learning to a new dimension by investing in an array of cutting-edge equipment, to create one of the largest suites of its […]

  47. 23 July 2019

    RAF career takes off for hard-working Telford teenager

    Perseverance and determination has paid off for Telford teenager Megan Renshaw, who is about to start the career of her dreams in the RAF. Megan, 17, from Lightmoor, has been accepted as a regiment gunner after completing a public uniform services course at Telford College. When she didn’t quite make the grade to get straight […]

  48. 18 July 2019

    Second time around – Jeni’s forensic science dreams are coming true

    Jeni Knight thought the chance of landing her dream job in forensic science had passed her by. But after enrolling on an access science course at Telford College, the 43-year-old has now secured offers from both Keele and Chester universities – the final stepping stone to a career in criminology. Find our Access courses HERE […]

  49. 16 July 2019

    Valuable work experience for foundation students

    Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive will join forces with Telford College again in September to continue a successful partnership offering valuable work experience to students. Reviive has donated a number of its products to the foundation course pop-up shop on the college’s Haybridge campus this year. The shop was open from September 2018 to […]

  50. 15 July 2019

    Career connectivity for Entanet IT apprentices

    Telford College’s long-standing partnership with technology firm Entanet is going from strength to the strength. The internet and connectivity wholesaler, based at Central Park in Telford, has teamed up with the college to offer apprenticeships in information communications technology to students and staff. Levi Price and Louis Jones, are two of the current apprentices, both […]

  51. 11 July 2019

    Robotics technology is showcased to engineering students

    Engineering students got the chance to see some of the latest robotics technology in action when a Telford company brought its latest innovation into college. Iconsys, the automation solutions company based at Hortonwood, brought its new iAM-R robot onto the Haybridge campus to show off its skills. And one of the team members demonstrating the […]

  52. 10 July 2019

    Business mentors are empowering young people

    Some of Shropshire’s top business talents have joined forces with Telford College students as part of a national campaign to connect more young people with industry mentors. The college is among just a handful of sites chosen to take part in the ‘One Million Mentors’ programme. The scheme has been inspired by the ‘Spirit of […]

  53. 10 July 2019

    Award winner Anthony’s ‘outstanding’ college experience

    The winner of Telford College’s most prestigious end-of-year prize has thanked tutors, family and friends for pushing him to achieve his dreams of a career in the sports industry. Anthony Bealey won the college’s 2019 Victor Ludorum award for overcoming adversity to succeed on the BTEC level two and three sports courses, run by the […]

  54. 05 July 2019

    Robert prepares new aviation courses for take-off

    An experienced engineer who spent more than 20 years in the RAF has been appointed to head up Telford College’s new aviation courses. Robert Lees, a former instructor at RAF Cosford, is the learner manager for the level two and three aviation engineering courses which begin in September. Enrolment is well under way for the […]

  55. 05 July 2019

    Bringing history to life at end-of-year art show

    Telford College students exhibited a range of eye-catching artwork – inspired by two of Shropshire’s best known National Trust properties – at their end-of-year show. It was held at the college’s Creative Hub in a gallery-style setting, with live piano music and a champagne reception. Historical properties have been the inspiration this year, with students […]

  56. 03 July 2019

    Awards success for college’s civil engineering partner

    Telford College has congratulated local building contractor McPhillips (Wellington) Limited on its success at the county’s business awards. The college has worked in partnership with the firm this year on the creation of a new 600 square metre civil engineering training area at the Haybridge campus. McPhillips has a long-standing relationship with Telford College, and […]

  57. 01 July 2019

    TV ‘Secret Millionaire’ joins college awards celebration

    Telford College welcomed back one of its most famous former students to hand out the prizes at its end-of-year awards evening. Mo Chaudry, who appeared on the Channel Four TV show ‘Secret Millionaire’, grew up in Wellington and began his education at the college. He has since become one of the UK’s most successful Asian […]

  58. 28 June 2019

    Golfing fun for Telford youngsters

    Telford College hosted a tri-golf tournament for local youngsters, as part of a scheme to promote competitive sport in a fun environment. The event was organised by the Telford and Wrekin School Sports Partnership, as part of the School Games programme. The initiative is designed to promote the concept of ‘personal best’, encouraging students to […]

  59. 28 June 2019

    Developing confidence, and building lifelong friendships

    Returning to college in your 30s to expand your education can be nerve-wracking. But for Jolanta Jones and Laura Rudrum, foundation degree studies have set them on a road to their dream careers in the teaching profession. Polish-born Jolanta, 33, now living in Telford, and Laura, 34, based in Albrighton, both enrolled on early years […]

  60. 19 June 2019

    Lia steps up her childcare studies

    Talented teenager Lia Skelton has enrolled on a foundation degree in early years after being inspired to continue her studies by her time at Telford College. Lia, 18 from Leegomery, has just completed a level three early years course at the college as she targets a career in the childcare sector. The former Charlton School […]