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Higher Apprenticeship Success for WSFC

Congratulations to Worcester Sixth Form College students Connor Maybanks and James Willis who have been offered Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering with local company Resource Group.

Connor and James will start their four-year Higher Apprenticeships in September and will be based within the Systems and Software Solutions department of the company which is an international supplier of technical services and operational resources to the aerospace industry. They will study towards achieving the Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma and are guaranteed employment once successfully completed.

Both James and Connor were introduced to Resource Group by the College. James carried out work experience, arranged through the Student Services department, in 2016. He made such a good impression that Resource Group asked that he keep in touch and when the Higher Apprenticeship positions became available they approached the College to ensure that James was aware that they were advertising.

Connor was introduced to Resource Group by his IT teacher and attended an Open Day last year. He is planning to carry out work experience at Resource Group in February.

James (who is studying A Levels in Computer Science, Physics and Use of Maths) and Connor (who is studying the IT Level 3 Extended Diploma) said that the interview process consisted of two interviews, an informal interview with one of the Company Directors and an HR representative, and a formal interview with the Head of Engineering and the Head of Operation, followed by aptitude and Mathematics tests, which Connor and James both said went well.

We wish both Connor and James the very best of luck in their continuing subjects and for the future!

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WSFC students excel in national Maths challenge

Congratulations to eighteen of the College's students who have been awarded certificates in the Senior Challenge; two students achieved a gold certificate, five silver and eleven bronze.

The national competition is for 16-19 year old students of A Level Mathematics and only the top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Of the College's entrants, 72% were awarded certificates!

Bob Scott was awarded the honour of 'Best in College' and has been invited to take part in the Senior Kangaroo along with another student - only 2,000 students nationally are invited to participate in this stage of the challenge.

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