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Property Maintenance Level 2 Apprenticeship - Paul

Paul has been a tree surgeon for most of his long career. He thought the work became too intense for him so he wanted a career change. Paul chose to do an Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance as he still wants a physical job and wants to learn prof...

Construction Tutor - Andy Hodgkinson

Did you do an Apprenticeship? What was it like compared to today’s Apprenticeships?Yes, I did in 1979. My Apprenticeship was in Construction, so it gave me a variety of skills rather than focusing on one. I wouldn’t say there are too ...

Basic Construction Level 1 - Kieran

Kieran first applied to study Brickwork Level 1 at JRC but decided to change to Basic Construction Skills Level 1, as he wanted to gain more knowledge and experience about general construction. Kieran applied to JRC because of its great location and ...

Air Cabin Crew Level 2 - Ana

Ana knew a Cabin Crew course would be right for her after hearing all about JRC at a careers talk at her school. After coming along to an Open Event, Ana was keen to enrol:"I met the staff who were really nice and I liked the environment so ...

ESOL Entry Level 3 - Juan Camilo

Originally from Columbia, Juan progressed from ESOL Entry Level 2, after joining the course to improve his English grammar. He discovered JRC by searching online for local colleges and liked how "the equipment and building are new, beautiful and...

Cleaning & Support Services Apprenticeship - Dan

Dan studied a Cleaning & Support Services Level 2 Apprenticeship with us, before moving up to a role within our Facilities Team! He's now progressed on to another position externally, but looks back fondly at his time at JRC saying "To s...

Media Studies Level 2 - Carmen

Carmen, a Creative Media Level 2 student undertook work experience at Videoblogg Productions, a full service digital production company. During the work experience, she was able to undertake different tasks including video production, writing movie r...

Business Administration Apprenticeship - Bradley

Bradley had heard about JRC from a few friends he had at the College, and was keen to research JRC after hearing great things about it. He decided an Apprenticeship would be the best route for him as "I can get the best experience possi...

Construction Level 1 - Isabel

Isabel joined JRC on the first-ever Construction course, after hearing good things from a friend who had attended JRC. Isabel knew she wanted to study Construction as she's had a passion for the sector since a young age, helping her family member...

Sport Level 3 - Kornelija

Kornelija has started her journey with JRC on a BTEC Level 3 Sport course. She has always been interested in sports and “wanted to know how the human body works. The course caught my attention as it covered the whole anatomy and health and fitn...

Sport Level 3 - Christian

Our Vice President of the Student Union for the year 19/20, Christian, decided to study Sport Level 3 having completed a KS4 course in English with us right here at JRC. He then progressed onto Sport Level 1, and has worked his way up. Christian orig...

Health & Social Care Level 3 - Maria

Maria came to the UK when she was 14 and since then she has always studied at John Ruskin College. She started by studying ESOL Entry Level 2 to start to build on her skills. Maria then decided to study a Level 2 Qualification in Childcare, but ...

Health & Social Care Level 2 - Hawa

Hawa started in Health & Social Care at school and found it really interesting. She decided she wanted to do it as a career, so took the next step with JRC. She chose to study at John Ruskin College because she felt she could learn abou...

Body & Spa Level 3 - Nadia

JRC was recommended to Nadia as a supportive College to continue her studies. Before joining, she had looked around at an Open Event and when she saw the salon, it was “the most professional environment I had seen and it made me want to study a...

Hair & Media Make Up Level 3 - Hillary

Having had a keen interest in make-Up, art and hair as a child, Hillary decided to join JRC on a Hair & Make-Up Level 3 course. She liked the set-up of the department, and since joining the course has found the support fantastic.“You ge...

Hairdressing Level 3 - Crina

Crina found the course she was looking for at John Ruskin College, choosing Hairdressing Level 3 due to her passion for hair. She likes to be creative and enjoys meeting new people, making them feel better about themselves by dressing their hair....

Hairdressing Level 3 - Amy

Our Student Union President for the year 19/20, Amy, embarked on a Level 3 Hairdressing course with JRC as she had previously completed Level 2 at another College and enjoyed “working on clients and making people feel more confident when achiev...

Photography Level 3 - Vinnie

Photography has been a huge interest of Vinnie’s ever since he was very young. John Ruskin College had a Level 3 course in the subject, so he came to have a look. When he came to visit, Vinnie found the Photography Studio to have high quality e...

Hairdressing Level 2 - Aimee

Hairdressing started as a hobby for Aimee, she enjoyed styling hair regularly so thought it would be interesting to learn new skills in the hair industry.“My sister used to study at JRC and had heard good things about the hair department, s...

Childcare and Early Years Practitioner Level 2 - Jeanie

Jeanie joined JRC after visiting us at an Open Event. She spoke to one of the Childcare tutors and really liked chatting to her, adding “she really sold the course for me!”Aspiring to become a Private Nanny, the course stood out to Je...

Childcare and Early Years Educator Level 3 - Hannah

After studying her Health & Social Care Level 2 qualification with John Ruskin College, Hannah decided to continue with us on a Level 3 Childcare course.. Hannah decided that she would like to work in a primary school, so the course was great for...

Creative Digital Media Production Level 3 - Shikira

Our student Shikira decided to join a Creative Digital Media Production Level 3 course after completing a Graphic Design GCSE at her previous school. She chose the course as she has a keen interest in Media as well as the filming itself and proc...

Graphic Design Level 3 - Olumide

Olumide came to John Ruskin College to study Graphic Design. He decided to study the course as he has always been into Art and Design and particularly chose JRC as he felt comfortable and even went on to say “if I had to, I would...

Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 - Geanina

Prior to her studies in Creative Digital Media Production, Geanina studied with JRC for her ESOL KS4 course and Vocational Studies Level 1.  She decided to continue with John Ruskin College as the staff are “very friendly and helpful&rdquo...

Business Level 3 - Trishauna

Trishauna chose to study Business Level 3 with John Ruskin College as it “allows you to engage with the world of business developments and real business situations." She also added how it has helped her learn skills in “management, l...

Business Level 2 - Hikmatullah

Hikmatullah started at John Ruskin College in KS4, before moving up to a Business Level 2 course. He has enjoyed doing Business as “it opens you up to lots of options”. Hikmatullah explained that he’s always had a passion for Busine...

Applied Science Level 3 - Shanel

Our student Shanel embarked on an Applied Science Level 3 course with JRC with the ambition of becoming a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. She chose John Ruskin College as it was recommended to her by her family. Shanel then went to one of our Open Events and...

Applied Science Level 2 - Alice

Alice decided to study Applied Science Level 2 as she is looking to become a nurse. She chose to study with John Ruskin College as it offered the right course for her, and since joining has found that our teachers are “always here for us when y...

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