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At Blackburn College we have a rich history in providing people with Apprenticeships to give them their first step into an exciting career. We’re incredibly proud of our Apprentices and what they have achieved and gone onto in their careers.

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Matt Winstone

Studied: Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship

Winner: Construction/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year at the Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards 2022.

Now working at Places for People.

I would like to thank everyone at Places for People and Blackburn College who have been so supportive throughout my apprenticeship. The apprenticeship has been a real turning point in my life.

Matt Winstone
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Studied: Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Now a Review and Assessment Officer within the Crisis Intervention Team at Blackburn with Darwen Council.

"The best bit about working alongside completing my apprenticeship, was the opportunities to meet other colleagues within the sector and being able to reflect on my studying."

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Imran Ajaaib

Studied: Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

Now a Gas Engineer.

"I found my time in Blackburn College life changing. My tutor recognised my potential and supported and encouraged me to utilise my skills and abilities to progress and achieve my results. The best bit about my course was being taught by professional tutors and staff."

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Studied: Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship

Now a Graduate Designer at Mojo Hair and Beauty

"The facilities at College were really good allowing me to practise my hairdressing skills, there was lots of equipment to use and I combined this with the experience I gained working at Mojo Hair and Beauty in Chorley, where I have been working for the last two years."

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Adam Green

Studied: Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship

Now Competing at SkillELECTRIC 2022

"I feel that at College you are treated like an adult and given more independence. The teachers are there to support you but it’s also down to what you make of it. I have always been a practical person so decided to start looking at electrical apprenticeships."