Bracknell and Wokingham College's open day could lead to new opportunities

Published: 7 Mar 2014 13:000 comments

Bracknell and Wokingham College is inviting people to its open day to hear about courses and opportunities on offer.

Keylen Wilson, 17, is doing a beauty apprenticeship at Pennyhill Park, studying one day a week at Bracknell and Wokingham College.

The College, based at Church Road, Bracknell, is hosting the event on Saturday, March 15, from 10am-2pm.

It will be a chance for people to take a look around the site, and meet the principal and teachers.

People will be able to ask questions about different courses and subjects, as well as college life.

A complimentary pack filled with information and giveaways will be available, for both school leavers and those interested in the adult courses.

There will be a talk about different apprenticeships on offer, and since August, 2012, the number of people taking up apprenticeships has increased by 47%.

This coincides with the seventh National Apprenticeship Week, from Monday, March 3 to Friday, March 7.

Apprenticeships are an alternative to full-time education, and involve studying and working at the same time.

Keylen Wilson, 17, from Bracknell, is currently undertaking an NVQ Diploma Level 3 Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship, after completing a Level 2 Beauty course.

She works four days a week at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, and studies one day a week at the college.

She said: “I chose the apprenticeship route after completing a full-time course at the college, because I like that you are earning while

you are learning. You also get real life experience and as this is such an award-winning venue I am learning from the best.”

“I had my apprenticeship interview with the college and then I rang around the area looking for jobs and came across Pennyhill Park. I was determined to get a position there and I was really lucky to be offered an interview and got the job.”

Kirsty Amato, Spa Therapy manager at Pennyhill Park, said:

“It was something we’d not done before but once Keylen had explained to me what was involved I was really passionate about getting on board.”

To sign up for the open day, visit http://www.bracknell.ac.uk/openevents

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