Telford College News

  1. 14 June 2021

    Golden career opportunity for engineering student Sam

    A Telford College engineering student has been given a golden career opportunity by technology giant Epson – including subsidised university studies, and the promise of a full-time job. Sam, from The Rock, began an industry placement with Epson’s ink manufacturing and distribution plant in Hortonwood at the start of this year as part of his […]

  2. 11 June 2021

    Warm tributes to former Telford College tutor

    Tributes have been paid to former Telford College tutor and right-to-die campaigner Noel Conway, whose death has been announced at the age of 71. He was responsible for setting up the college’s adult Access programme, which is still a thriving part of the curriculum. Noel left the college in August 2014 after being diagnosed with […]

  3. 11 June 2021

    Exciting new roles for Rachael and Kiran

    Two business administration apprentices have taken up important new roles at Telford College. Rachael Watts has been appointed project co-ordinator to oversee the college’s plans to open a new maths and digital hub in Telford town centre’s ‘Station Quarter’. And Kiran Uppal has joined the administration team as an executive assistant, where her role includes […]

  4. 08 June 2021

    Major boost for college’s Maths and Digital Hub plans

    Telford College’s plans to open a new digital skills and enterprise hub in the town’s ‘station quarter’ have received a major Government cash boost Listen to Graham Guest live on BBC Shropshire radio Shaun Davies talks about the Town’s Fund on BBC Shropshire radio The town has been awarded £22.3 million to trigger a series […]

  5. 03 June 2021

    Business and computing students reach UK skills final

    A group of business and computing students from Telford College have reached the final of a UK skills competition. Read more about our Business courses HERE Apply for a course HERE Register for our next Open Event HERE The Inspirational Learning Group, and Staffordshire University invited students from across the country to design a new […]

  6. 28 May 2021

    TV and music sound engineer shares top tips with students

    A professional sound engineer who works with top stars in the live music and TV industry has been sharing his experience with Telford students. Read more about our music courses HERE Apply for a course HERE Register for our next Open Event HERE Adam Waller has collaborated with big-name artists such as Beverley Knight, McFly, […]

  7. 26 May 2021

    Cricket umpire John is bowled over by college media students

    A trailblazing cricket umpire is playing a leading role in his very own campaigning movie – with a helping hand from media students at Telford College. John McIntear has been working on a documentary, promoting the fact that disability and mobility restrictions need not be a barrier to becoming a sports official. Find our full […]

  8. 26 May 2021

    Could you be the next big high street entrepreneur?

    Telford College is helping to deliver a new Masters course in business, which is designed to create the high street entrepreneurs of the future. One hundred free places on the three-week Futures MBA course are being offered to young people in Telford as part of a drive to address the decline of the high street. […]

  9. 21 May 2021

    Keeping mental health at the top of the agenda

    Telford College has added its support to a new mental health charter, launched by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. The charter has been created to recognise employers who are going the extra mile to look after the welfare of their staff. By signing up to the charter, Telford College pledges to adopt three key principles: Engaging […]

  10. 21 May 2021

    Praise for Telford College’s ‘incredible’ music course

    Telford College’s ‘incredible’ music course is hitting all the right notes for Kimberley Okai, who has her sights set on becoming a piano teacher. The 19-year-old, now living in Malinslee, is in her third year at the college, and on the final stages of a level three music course. She moved to the county from […]

  11. 13 May 2021

    “I feel like I wouldn’t have got A* grades anywhere else…”

    An aspiring teacher says work placement opportunities during her time at Telford College provided an invaluable stepping-stone to her dream career. Charlotte Woodward is now studying primary education, specialising in early years, at the University of Chester. The former Charlton School student previously completed a level three course in health and social care at Telford […]

  12. 11 May 2021

    Telford College is praised for its mental health support

    Telford College has been praised for the mental health support network it is offering to students. A series of events are being held around the Telford College campus as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. It comes as a new survey reveals the toll which the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on young people across the […]

  13. 06 May 2021

    Webinar highlights employment incentives for employers

    Telford College held a webinar to promote the financial benefits available to local employers for taking on apprentices. Companies can currently receive up to £4,000 for each apprentice they employ, until the end of September. The employer engagement team from the college held a free half-hour session to explain how businesses could take advantage of […]

  14. 05 May 2021

    100% pass rate for bricklaying apprentices

    Telford College’s bricklaying apprentices have come through their latest health and safety assessment with flying colours. The property maintenance students recorded a 100% pass rate for the challenging exam. Course tutor John Gregory said: “I’m proud of all the students who managed to pass. We have been preparing for it, dedicating study time at college […]

  15. 05 May 2021

    Confidence-boosting collaborations for creative media students

    Telford College creative media students have been collaborating with a wide range of local organisations to give them real-world experience of working on social campaigns. The level three BTEC creative media students have been putting their skills to use by creating promotional materials such as videos, posters, and logos. Paul Keeling, creative media lecturer, said: […]

  16. 30 April 2021

    College invests in the local business community

    More than a dozen local businesses have benefited from the £1.2 million upgrade of Telford College’s campus and learning facilities. The college has taken the opportunity to improve and refurbish many parts of the site during lockdown, investing more than £1.2 million – and using local suppliers wherever possible. Start your journey in September, apply […]

  17. 29 April 2021

    College quartet reach the final of national hairstyling competition

    Four Telford College students reached the final of a national hairstyling competition, earning huge plaudits from judges for their efforts. Terri Edwards, Helen Irvine, Shannon Brady and Rebecca Estabrook all made it through to the UK finals of the Concept Hair Learner of the Year competition. The event, run by Concept Hair magazine, gives the […]

  18. 22 April 2021

    The unexpected positives from a year of lockdown

    Telford College has strengthened its bonds with students and their families as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s not just the view of tutors – but of parents, guardians and carers too. The college has been reflecting on some of the challenges created by a year of lockdowns, disruptions and restrictions, as well as […]

  19. 22 April 2021

    Molly’s pride over her role in the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

    A former Telford College public services student has spoken of her pride at being involved in the funeral parade for the Duke of Edinburgh. Molly Oakley, 21, from Ironbridge, is a communications rating first class for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, part of the Royal Navy, after studying uniformed services at Telford College. She was stationed […]

  20. 15 April 2021

    What a picture: Former art student Amy opens her new shop

    A former Telford College art and design student has opened a new family portrait studio in Wellington after receiving international acclaim for her work. Photographer Amy Bray opened the doors of her shop in Bell Street, Wellington, at the end of the Government lockdown. Earlier this year she reached the final of the Guild of […]

  21. 12 April 2021

    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    Expressing our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family after the sad loss of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

  22. 09 April 2021

    Students are filled in on new pothole-fixing technology

    Telford College’s highways maintenance apprentices have been given an exclusive demonstration of the UK’s very latest pothole-fixing technology. The Balfour Beatty apprentices, who are working towards their level two diplomas, were able to see the new JCB Pothole Pro put through its paces on a site near Telford Hornets rugby club. The machinery has been […]

  23. 07 April 2021

    College helps Michal to ‘kickstart’ his finance career

    Telford College has welcomed a new face to its finance department. Michal Witkowski has joined the team on a six-month placement, as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme. The 24-year-old, originally from Poland, completed a level two business administration apprenticeship. After three years working at Italian food distributor Salvo 1968 Limited, he left in the […]

  24. 06 April 2021

    Business students shine in national enterprise competition

    Business students from Telford College showcased their organisational, problem-solving and leadership skills in a national competition – and earned huge plaudits for their efforts. The level three students represented the college in an enterprise challenge organised by Staffordshire University, in conjunction with The Inspirational Learning Group. Find our full time business courses here Apply to […]

  25. 05 April 2021

    High Sheriff is ‘mightily impressed’ by college facilities

    Shropshire’s outgoing High Sheriff chose Telford College as the final official visit of her term. Dean Harris, who attended the campus with her consort Mark, had planned to visit earlier in her year, but had to postpone due to Covid-19 restrictions. Click here to apply to start in September Find Higher Education / University level […]

  26. 05 April 2021

    Lifetime Skills Guarantee training on offer to improve employability prospects

    Telford College is launching a new range of free adult Lifetime Skills Guarantee training courses as its commitment to the Government’s new ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’. The programme is designed to deliver free, fully-funded training to adults who do not currently have an advanced technical certificate, diploma or equivalent qualification. Click here to find our Lifetime […]

  27. 01 April 2021

    College donates 30 iPads to the county’s hospital trust

    Telford College has donated 30 iPads to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to be used by patients, visitors and staff. Telford College has a long-standing relationship with SaTH, providing a range of apprenticeships and training. The iPads had become surplus to requirements at the college, with upgrades to on-site technology making them […]

  28. 30 March 2021

    Battery company powers ahead with two new recruits

    Green energy pioneer AceOn has given work placements to two Telford College engineering students as part of its commitment to supporting the development of local skills and talent. Molly Clinton and Aidan Guy, who are both studying towards the level two qualification, will join the Telford-based team on a weekly basis as part of the […]

  29. 26 March 2021

    Studying criminology really does pay at Telford College

    Telford College’s criminology courses are going from strength to strength – and setting students on a pathway to a range of fantastic careers. The two-year course, which leads to a level three extended diploma, has become one of the most popular offerings at the college’s 7th Form centre, and is an ideal stepping-stone to jobs […]

  30. 23 March 2021

    New skills group is helping to boost the local economy

    A new Skills Group bringing together leading Telford employers has been launched to prepare the region for future skills needs, and provide enhanced opportunities for youngsters. The Skills Group, launched by Telford Business Board, held its first meeting at Telford College. It is a combined effort by local business leaders to share insight into sector-specific […]

  31. 22 March 2021

    Telford College students receive High Sheriff Awards

    Eight Telford College students have been recognised for their achievements in the High Sheriff of Shropshire’s annual Outstanding Young Citizen Awards. Level three childcare student Dion Good, A level student Jessica Terry from the college’s 7th Form, and Andrew Oldacre, who is studying vehicle fitting, each receive certificates. Click here to apply to start in […]

  32. 22 March 2021

    Mouthwatering mischief raises cash for Red Nose Day

    Telford College students came up with some mouthwatering and mischievous ways of raising funds for Red Nose Day. This year’s Red Nose Day was another incredible success, and the efforts of Telford College students helped to contribute to a nationwide fundraising total which topped £52 million. Catering lecturer Julie Johnson said: “We have enthusiastic catering […]

  33. 22 March 2021

    Staff praised for their commitment during unprecedented times

    Telford College staff have been praised for their commitment and ability to embrace new ways of delivering the curriculum throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The college has remained open over the past year, delivering live lessons through a series of multimedia platforms, including Microsoft Teams, and creating a new flexible, blended learning timetable. […]

  34. 15 March 2021

    Is that a Banksy? Ellie plays the imitation game

    Telford College art students have been recreating iconic images as part of a project examining the modern-day forms of ‘fast fashion’. As part of the project, the level three students analysed some of the different creative processes which are used by an array of street artists. Apply to start your art course in September Find […]

  35. 09 March 2021

    Exciting future beckons for budding movie-maker Magnus

    A Telford College media student has been praised for his ‘incredible work’ on a new music video for a professional rock star, which has been viewed by fans all over the world. Magnus Kvaerndrup storyboarded, directed, edited – and even starred – in the video for a song on Brian Meacham’s new album. Brian, originally […]

  36. 05 March 2021

    Telford College tutors to deliver Covid vaccines

    Two Telford College tutors will begin helping to deliver Covid vaccines across Shropshire this month after completing their official training. Elaine Colley and Tracy Leah, from the health and social care department, will join vaccination volunteers working at Telford International Centre and Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre. Find Health and Social Care courses HERE Apply to […]

  37. 04 March 2021

    Details announced for phased return to college

    Telford College has published details of how the gradual return of students will begin to operate from Monday March 8. All students will this week receive dates and times for their first day back on site, and be expected to take a lateral flow Covid test before commencing classroom activities. Apply now to start in […]

  38. 03 March 2021

    Warm welcome for extra apprenticeship funding

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s extension of the cash bonus scheme for hiring apprentices. The financial incentives were first introduced in August, offering firms £2,000 to take on apprentices aged 16-24, or £1,500 for those aged 25 or over. Now, that figure is set to rise to £3,000 in April – regardless of an […]

  39. 02 March 2021

    Owzat for a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity?

    Cricket Shropshire, the body responsible for managing all levels of recreational cricket in the county, has recruited its first apprentice through Telford College. Maisie Rushton, former Idsall school student, has joined the staff to help reinforce the board’s provision and support for the fastest growing format of the game in Shropshire – women and girls’ […]

  40. 01 March 2021

    Praise for college’s ‘second to none’ safety measures

    A top Shropshire businessman has praised Telford College’s ‘second to none’ safety measures after visiting the Covid testing centre on campus. Paul Hinkins, managing director of Business Watch Guarding Limited, also chairs Telford Business Board, and has served on the board of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. He currently chairs Telford College’s corporation, and visited […]

  41. 26 February 2021

    College involved in UK Gatsby Foundation study on work-based learning

    Telford College is one of a small number of further education colleges in the UK chosen to take part in a new Gatsby Foundation study exploring best practice for the delivery of apprenticeships. The study is being funded by The Gatsby Foundation, set up by David Sainsbury, to realise his charitable objectives across a range […]

  42. 23 February 2021

    Billy’s musical journey is an inspiration to others

    A Shropshire student who began his educational journey at Telford College has been described as an inspiration to others, after progressing onto a PhD course at a top university. Billy Price, from Apley, is now studying towards a doctorate in music at the University of Liverpool, having already graduated with first-class BA honours and Masters […]

  43. 22 February 2021

    Phased return to college will begin from March 8

    Telford College will be taking a safety-first approach to welcoming students back onto campus after the Government announced its roadmap to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. The college said it would be carrying out a carefully phased return of students from March 8, working in close collaboration with students, staff and unions. Find more information […]

  44. 18 February 2021

    More awards recognition for ‘unsung hero’ Elaine

    Telford College health and social care tutor Elaine Colley has picked up another award. Elaine, who was a winner at last year’s Shropshire Chamber Champion Awards after going back to the NHS to help on the hospital front line, has now received a certificate of recognition from Telford & Wrekin. More than 300 individuals and […]

  45. 15 February 2021

    Charlotte has her sights set on a media career

    Teenager Charlotte Bowering has her sights set on a career in the media after taking on a marketing and promotions role at a Shropshire school. Charlotte, from Gnosall, is working at Castle House School in Newport as part of a Business Administration apprenticeship. The 18-year-old, who also holds a 1st Dan black belt in karate, […]

  46. 12 February 2021

    Miles is motoring ahead with his apprenticeship

    Shropshire motor dealership TJ Vickers has recruited a new apprentice in its accounts department. Miles McKie, 19, from Bridgnorth is among nearly 100 apprentices to have been placed with local employers by Telford College since the start of lockdown. Find out what’s happening this week HERE Apply for a current vacancy HERE He has taken […]

  47. 11 February 2021

    Former apprentice says ‘G’day’ from Australia

    There’s no limit to where an apprenticeship can take you . . . just ask former Telford College student Jon Thursfield, who is now living the dream on the other side of the world. Jon first learned his trade as an apprentice metrology engineer with Keysight Technologies at Halesfield, while studying mechanical engineering at the […]

  48. 11 February 2021

    College hands out more laptops to help students stay online

    Telford College is handing out another 249 laptops to help vulnerable or disadvantaged students stay connected while studying at home. The laptops are being delivered to students in receipt of bursaries, on outreach programmes, or deemed to be disadvantaged or vulnerable. It will take the total number of laptops distributed by the college since the […]

  49. 11 February 2021

    Apprenticeship is the pathway to an NHS career for Laura

    The staff wellbeing advisor at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says she is proof of how an apprenticeship can be a fantastic pathway to a successful career. Laura Westcott, from Tibberton near Newport, knew she didn’t want to follow her friends by going to university, and started exploring other avenues. Find out what’s happening […]

  50. 10 February 2021

    Confectionery firm to take on another new apprentice

    Award-winning confectionery company Flower & White is taking on another new apprentice, through Telford College, to further boost its operations and analytics team. The Telford-based company, which now employs more than 30 people at its base in Tweedale, is an innovator of light and indulgent, low calorie meringue confections. Find out what’s happening this week […]

  51. 09 February 2021

    Road surfacing apprentices help to keep our highways in shape

    Telford College is helping to train a new generation of road surfacing apprentices to work on maintaining the UK’s transport network. The college is working in partnership with Eurovia UK Limited to deliver the first Road Surfacing Operative qualifications of their kind in the UK. Find out what’s happening this week HERE Apply for a […]

  52. 08 February 2021

    Hundreds of apprentices placed during lockdown

    Telford College’s apprenticeship team has continued to engage with new employers and place young people into exciting careers, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown. Since August last year, the college has engaged with more than 80 new local companies, and placed close to 300 new apprentices in positions where they can earn while they […]

  53. 05 February 2021

    Elaine to speak at International Women’s Day event

    Telford College health and social care tutor Elaine Colley will be part of a power-packed line-up of guest speakers for a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The afternoon of online networking from 2pm-4pm on March 8, has been organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. Reserve your place for September HERE Find our full […]

  54. 04 February 2021

    Former student helps to create AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

    A former Telford College student has played a pivotal role in the development of the new AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Jordan Barrett is part of a team of scientists who have been working 14 hours a day to make the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine a reality. Apply to study science at Telford College in September Find our […]

  55. 04 February 2021

    New mum Freya means business after switching courses

    A Telford mum has a human resources career in her sights after returning to college to complete her business studies. Freya Joyce initially enrolled at Telford College to study childcare, but realised after her first year that it wasn’t for her. For more details about Telford College’s business courses, click here Apply to start in […]

  56. 04 February 2021

    Telford College is ‘going live’ for National Apprenticeships Week

    Telford College is laying on a series of webinars and Facebook live sessions as part of a busy programme of activities during National Apprenticeships Week. Click here to find more information on apprenticeship week   The campaign aims to shine a light on some of the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices, and the […]

  57. 01 February 2021

    International acclaim for former Telford College student

    A former Telford College student says she is ‘so incredibly proud’ after receiving international acclaim for her photographic work. Budding photographer Amy Bray, 31, is opening a new family portrait studio in Wellington after reaching the final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition which attracted 16,000 top class entries […]

  58. 01 February 2021

    Pamela is inspired to support young children

    When Pamela Thomas was looking for a stepping stone into a teaching  assistant career, she found the perfect solution right on her doorstep – at Telford College. Pamela, from Lawley, had been working as secretary of her husband’s business while her children were young. “I became interested in supporting teaching and learning as when my […]

  59. 27 January 2021

    New Engineering Hub strengthens college’s business links

    Telford College has launched a new Engineering Hub to build on its close working relationships with companies in the local manufacturing and production sector. The Hub has been created to provide an opportunity for engineering businesses to feed directly into the college’s curriculum planning, and share best practice. Among the big-name Shropshire employers already signed […]

  60. 21 January 2021

    College welcomes new ‘Skills for Jobs’ white paper

    Telford College has welcomed the Government’s latest proposals to reshape the delivery of post-16 education – saying it is already ‘ahead of the game’ with many of the changes being proposed. The much-anticipated Skills for Jobs FE White Paper was published this morning, setting out new funding and accountability structures for colleges and training providers. […]