Twins, Stuart and James Parkin began their engineering apprenticeship training with
the College some 15 years ago, before quickly climbing the career ladder at Hiatco in
Stanley. In October, the brothers took over at the helm, being offered joint Director Roles.
Stuart said: “It just shows that apprenticeships can lead to great things, I never thought
when I joined the business that one day I’d end up running it”.
Jodie Proctor never
really enjoyed her
time at school and
spent her whole
life feeling stupid.
After attending an
open event at the
College in 2012,
Jodie was quickly
Dyslexia and from
here her learning
journey began, with
Jodie receiving significant support with her
studies. In Summer 2016, Jodie received
the news she’d been waiting for when she
received a first class Honours Degree from
Alyson Thompson recently received an
award for Personal Achievement in Business
Administration. Following the completion
of her Apprenticeship, Alyson has now
progressed from Branch Administrator for
the Countrywide Care Home Group to
National Training Manager. Alyson is now
studying for a Higher Apprenticeship in
Management and Leadership.
Changing Learners’ Lives
Stuart and James 15 years ago
Present Day and now Joint Directors
We have numerous success stories of how we change learners’ lives on an almost daily
basis. Below is just a small selection.