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Joinery tutor celebrates 50-year anniversary from apprentice to lecturer

This month marks 50 years since our Carpentry and Joinery Lecturer, Neil, enrolled at St Helens College as a Joinery Apprentice, where his career journey first began!

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Students go behind the scenes with Vextrix and Northern Railway

Our Carpentry and Painting and Decorating students recently had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Vextrix and Northern Railway.

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Apprentices Receive Exclusive Manufacturing Experience

Our Carpentry and Joinery apprentices recently visited Pasquill’s flagship site in Chorley, exploring truss design and manufacturing. 

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Construction & Engineering Experts Urged to Help Build Skills for the Future

St Helens College is encouraging experienced local construction & engineering professionals to train to teach the next generation of skilled workers as part of a new campaign.

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Female plumbing apprentice leads the way for women in construction

18-year-old, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprentice, Maizie, is leading the way for women in construction, having been selected to compete in the brand-new HIP Female Skills competition.

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Paslode UK and Ireland inspires students with workshop

Our Carpentry and Joinery students and apprentices welcomed Paslode UK & Ireland, for a nail gun training workshop recently.

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Success in the pipeline for Plumbing and Gas Apprentice

24-year-old Plumbing and Gas Engineering Apprentice, George, is making a great impression on his apprenticeship, having recently been selected to compete at the HIP Magazine Learner of the Year competition regional heat.

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Britain’s first hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicle comes to St Helens College

Staff, students and apprentices got up close and personal with Britain's first hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicle.

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Apprentices take part in an Installer Training Day with Snug Underfloor Heating

Our Plumbing and Gas Apprentices were given a fantastic opportunity this week to take part in an exclusive installer training day in partnership with local business Snug Underfloor Heating, heating supplier First Trace Heating Direct, and building materials supplier C & W Berry Ltd.

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Electrical Installation Students rub shoulders with industry professionals at Trade Show

Our Electrical Installation students and apprentices had the chance to rub shoulders with industry professionals this week, as the College hosted a Trade Show with Acorn Electrical Supplies Ltd.

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Plumbing and Gas Apprentices gain Industry Insight on Net Zero from Worcester Bosch

Our Plumbing and Gas apprentices had an insightful visit from Worcester Bosch recently, discussing new technologies and the UK's Net Zero targets.

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Plumbing and Gas Apprentices gain industry insight at InstallerShow

Our Level 3 Plumbing and Gas apprentices recently attended the annual InstallerShow in Birmingham.

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VELUX hosts training session with Carpentry and Joinery apprentices

Our Carpentry and Joinery students took part in a fitting session with VELUX during a demo day they held with our apprentices and local employers.

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Carpentry and Joinery students build new home for resident snake

Our talented level 1 Carpentry and Joinery students have put their skills to the test and built a brand-new animal enclosure for our Animal Management Unit. 

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Generous donation opens doors for Carpentry and Joinery students

Our Carpentry and Joinery department received a generous donation of more than £2,000 worth of materials and literature from GAP.

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Leading manufacturer supports next generation of Plumbers

Our Plumbing Department recently received a generous donation of over £1,000 worth of plumbing equipment from leading plumbing manufacturer, McAlpine.

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Gold in the pipeline for Gas Engineering Apprentice

We're proud to announce that our Gas Engineering Apprentice Andrew Poland achieved first place in the regional heat of the HIP Magazine Learner of the Year 2022 competition!

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Seddon encourages Construction apprentices to talk about mental health

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we welcomed Seddon Construction to our STEM Centre Campus to talk to our apprentices about the ‘Jordan’s Conversation’ initiative.

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Crown Decorating Centre donates over 125 litres of paint

Our Painting and Decorating department has received a generous donation of over 125 litres of paint products from the St Helens Crown Decorating Centre.

Sigma Pay a Visit to Our Tiling Students

Yesterday, our Tiling Apprentices were visited by Lee from Sigma.

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Students get special insight from Tilemaster

We were excited to have guest speaker and tiling company, Tilemaster Adhesives, on campus to welcome our new tiling students!


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Inspiring Success

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"My apprenticeship has massively boosted my confidence and created lots of opportunities for me, including competing in the HIP Learner of the Year 2022 competition."

Andrew, Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship

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