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Carpentry student nails first place

Carpentry student nails first place

A carpentry student at City College Southampton won first place in the popular CITB SkillBuild 2015 South East regional heat this week (May 12). Louis Hixon-Denton, 20, who is on the NVQ Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in site carpentry and works at DCS Carpentry, created a roof in the senior carpentry heat at Chichester College. He beat off stiff competition from Sam Bolton, from East Surr
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Published: 15 May 2015 at 09:33:12



Barber is top of the crops in national competition

Barber is top of the crops in national competition

A barbering student at City College Southampton has taken the silver crown at the popular British Barber Association's National Student Barber Competition. Ian McCreery, 28, who is on the NVQ Level 3 barbering course at City College, created and cut an original men's hairstyle and sent photos of his work to the competition, making the shortlist and winning a place in Monday's grand final.
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Published: 13 May 2015 at 12:54:48



Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

Congratulations go to Level 2 Beauty student, Courtney Harding, for being City College's star student in the second half of the spring half term and for attending 100% of her lessons. The Principal, Sarah Stannard, presented Courtney with an iPad mini for her outstanding effort and 230 students also received a letter of congratulations from the Principal for their 100% attendance. Each half
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Published: 12 May 2015 at 10:46:30



Southampton barber is a cut above the rest

Southampton barber is a cut above the rest

A barbering student at City College Southampton is hoping for victory at the popular British Barber Association's National Student Barber Competition. Ian McCreery, 28, who is on the NVQ Level 3 Barbering course at City College, created and cut an original men's hairstyle and sent photos of his work to the competition, making the shortlist and winning a place in the grand final. Ian's p
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Published: 29 April 2015 at 09:57:31



Celebrations for St George's Day

Celebrations for St George's Day

City College Southampton will host a St George's Day celebration event this week (April 23). The event, to be held in the hub, has been organised by Southampton Festivals and will be an exciting and informative evening of speeches, live music and performances, to mark St George's Day. Guests, including The Right Worshipful and Mayor of Southampton Councillor Sue Blatchford, will be gree
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Published: 21 April 2015 at 10:45:50



Recycled fashion show proves green can be glam

Recycled fashion show proves green can be glam

Trend setters in Southampton showed off their green credentials when they recycled old and used fabrics for new clothes at a charity fashion show. Models took to the catwalk wearing the new garments created by youngsters studying fashion at City College Southampton. The show which was held at the college's hub was to raise cash for brain charity IIH UK. IIH UK combats a condition known
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Published: 20 March 2015 at 09:43:38



80 City College Apprentices Get to Work for BAR

80 City College Apprentices Get to Work for BAR

At the beginning of the year, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) announced a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. A team of 80 apprentices have been working hard at the College's Marine Skills Centre ever since. Just over two months into the project, National Apprenticeship Week was a good time for an update from City College's Darren Patten. "We have lamin
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Published: 12 March 2015 at 14:56:59



Aspiring female design engineer takes on apprenticeship

Aspiring female design engineer takes on apprenticeship

Southampton resident Shannen Birks is kicking-off a career for herself as a mechanical design engineer with help from City College Southampton. The 22-year-old, from Bitterne, is undertaking her HND apprenticeship qualification - which is equivalent to a foundation degree - and training with one of the region's top mechanical and electrical engineering firms, Henderson Green. Shannen, w
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Published: 11 March 2015 at 11:23:58



Apprenticeships as a real alternative to university

Apprenticeships as a real alternative to university

Southampton teenager Thomas Campbell is fast-forwarding a career for himself as building services engineer with help from City College Southampton. The 19-year-old, from Bassett Green, is undertaking his level 5 HND apprenticeship qualification - which is equivalent to a foundation degree - and training with one of the region's leading building services engineering firms, Gary Jones Associa
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Published: 09 March 2015 at 11:10:32



Marine apprentices meet Royalty and the Prime Minister

Marine apprentices meet Royalty and the Prime Minister

This month, City College's marine apprentices have been rubbing shoulders with The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir Ben Ainslie and the Prime Minister as part of their involvement with the production of two specialised docking ribs for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR). The Duchess of Cambridge met apprentices from City College Southampton as part of her visit to the Spinnaker Tower where The Duchess was b
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Published: 03 March 2015 at 12:05:49



 

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