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Latest events at Weston College

Latest news and developments at Weston College

There is always so much going on across our various campuses and courses. Stay up to date on our latest news
Christiana

As the nation celebrates National T Level Day, Christiana, a former student of Weston College, shares her success story, highlighting the transformative impact of T Level qualifications on her career trajectory.

Christiana, who studied a T Level in Health at Weston College, embarked on a journey that has led her to a fulfilling career as a Nursing Assistant at Weston Hospital. Reflecting on her experience, Christiana expresses gratitude for the invaluable opportunities provided by her    T Level placement.

"My placement during my T Level was at Weston Hospital - that experience was so incredible, and I now have a job on the ward where I did my placement," says Christiana. "I've been using the skills that I picked up from my Weston College T Level, I've made incredible connections through University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Hospitals (UHBW), and all of these things are what have enabled me to gain my job now."

Christiana emphasises the practical nature of T Level qualification, highlighting its effectiveness in preparing students for real-world scenarios. "I love learning hands-on, and the T Level is an incredible way to put what you have learned into practice," she adds.

Encouraging others to consider pursuing a T Level, Christiana shares her enthusiasm, stating, "What I would say to someone who is considering doing a T Level is go for it, it's the best decision I have made. I absolutely loved the Health T Level at Weston College; it's put me where I am right now, in a job that I love."

To find out more about health T Levels, click here!

 

Riley working

Engineering apprentice Riley has been impressing his employer, Rotamec, throughout his studies.

Rotamec shared a lovely article, talking about his growth throughout his apprenticeship. You can read the article, below:

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we are thrilled to spotlight an individual in our team - Riley Burton.

The Rise of a Passionate Engineer

Riley Burton's journey at Rotamec is a testament to the power of apprenticeships. As a 2nd-year college apprentice studying at Weston College, Riley's exceptional dedication and passion for engineering have not only advanced his professional skills but also enriched his personal development. His active engagement in exploration and innovation in engineering exemplifies his profound love for the profession.

A Leader and Mentor

Riley has become a guiding light for new apprentices, providing support both in their workplace endeavours and academic pursuits. His recent nomination as the Southwestern Apprenticeship Ambassador in engineering by Weston College underscores his commitment to uplifting the engineering trade in the educational sector.

Blending Theory and Practice

Riley's academic journey is a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Recognised for his reliability and attentiveness, he stands as a benchmark in engineering apprenticeships. His proactive problem-solving mindset and commitment to knowledge expansion mean he doesn't just handle routine activities efficiently; he approaches challenges with innovative solutions.

A Beacon for Industry and Education

Riley's efforts in forging partnerships to enhance apprenticeship opportunities have been pivotal. Supporting Paul Korb at Weston College career fairs amplifies Rotamec's apprenticeship program, attracting potential talent and clientele. Riley was recently a finalist in the prestigious Rising Star category at the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards 2023. This notable recognition serves as a testament to his hard work, exceptional skill, and the promising future he holds in the industry.

Setting New Benchmarks

Riley's ability to foster essential relationships and guide new apprentices has positioned him as a champion of excellence. His aspirations to climb the ranks in the engineering industry are well recognised by us at Rotamec. We see him not just as a part of our team but as a key player in our future leadership.

Investing in the Future

Rotamec is committed to investing in Riley's growth, recognising his tremendous talent and dedication. We envision a bright future for him, earmarking him for managerial roles and planning further training and development opportunities to prepare him for senior leadership positions.

An Exemplary Journey

Riley Burton's story at Rotamec is a shining example of how an apprenticeship can provide "Skills for Life." His journey illustrates the endless possibilities when passion, dedication, and the right opportunities come together. As we celebrate NAW 2024, we're proud to showcase Riley's achievements and are excited to support his continuous growth in the engineering field.

At Rotamec, stories like Riley's remind us of the power of apprenticeships in not just shaping careers but in crafting skilled, well-rounded individuals ready to take on the engineering world.

If you would like to follow in Riley’s footsteps with an engineering apprenticeship, click here

Health and Social Care Learners on a Trip in London in Front of a Parliament

Last week our Level 2,3 and T Level Health learners embarked on an enriching journey to London! Over the course of three exciting days, the learners immersed themselves in multiple aspects of healthcare evolution and human anatomy, enhancing their knowledge and eagerness for the field. 

The students’ highlight of their trip was a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum, where they explored the rich history of healthcare and gained insights into its evolution through the years. This experience was unforgettable for our students, they carefully connected their classroom-based learning to real world applications by delving into the pioneering practices of Florence Nightingale to modern-day innovations.  

Moreover, the learners had the unique opportunity to engage in interactive activities while touring the Science Museum, discovering the intricate workings of the human body! By having the chance to have hands-on experience and view exhibits, the students enhanced their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexities of healthcare in the gripping museum. 

 

Health and Social Care Students in London in Front of a Statue

 

Additionally, the learners ventured into the thrilling London Dungeons, a fascinating experience that provided valuable insights into public health practices throughout history. This journey not only sparked curiosity and critical thinking but developed their understanding of healthcare. 

This trip stepped the learners outside of their comfort zone, building relationships and allowing personal development. Through engaging with diverse experiences, students sharpened essential skills such as teamwork, communication and adaptability. 

What an incredible once-in-a lifetime experience for the nineteen Level 2,3 and T Level Health learners! 

This exhilarating trip forms part of the Health and Social Care Careers Excellence Hub. The College has fourteen sector-specific Career Excellence Hubs, which evidence our dedication to supporting both employers and learners in achieving their future goals. By creating a seamless connection between industry and education, we enable learners to acquire not only the essential skills and knowledge but also the professional networks necessary to excel in their chosen fields.   

For further information on our fantastic Health and Social Care courses, please click here.

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One Message, Different Voices

Take a look at this powerful film made by the staff of Weston College to show how important it is for everyone from different backgrounds to be included. The film shares heartfelt stories and interviews with a diverse group of staff, showing how accepting different identities and backgrounds can make a big difference. Its purpose is to encourage viewers to think about their own biases and work towards making our community more welcoming to all. We invite everyone, regardless of their background, to join us and be a part of our journey toward a more inclusive future.

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Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee's ability to succeed.