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Book a festive fundraising feast at Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant

The Trafford College Group’s Aspire Restaurant is now taking bookings for a festive dinner to raise funds to send its hospitality and catering students to France

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Students hit up ‘Hits Live’ Manchester concert

Working in collaboration with Hits Radio, the college was given the opportunity to reward one student with a pair of front row tickets to the ‘Hits Live’ concert in Manchester

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Award winning college, that’s #MoreMe

Trafford College’s Marketing department have been presented with the silver award for Innovation and Creativity at the FE First Awards

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Tutor set to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro

A Trafford College Group tutor is in training to take on the challenge of his life as he attempts to climb Mt Kilimanjaro & Mt Meru in aid of Dementia

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Local Personal Trainer named among best in the country

A student from Trafford College has won the Silver Medal at the WorldSkills UK competitions in the category of Personal Trainer

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Top chefs ‘takeover’ Aspire Restaurant

Some of the country’s top chefs will be taking over Aspire Restaurant to host a series of unique dining experiences with the help of The Trafford College Group’s talented students

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Students celebrate Parliament Week

Students across The Trafford College group have been embracing democracy during national UK Parliament Week, an annual programme of events created to connect people with UK Parliament

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Hannah finishes second at AoC Student of the Year Awards

High-flying TV apprentice, Hannah Seager, has scooped second place at this year’s AoC Student of the Year Awards

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The successes keep coming for talented Hannah

Former Trafford College student, Hannah Seager, has been named a finalist of the Association of Colleges Student of the Year awards

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Emma scoops runner up accolade at Chamber Awards

Trafford College apprentice, Emma Coates, is celebrating being named runner-up Apprentice of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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Students set their sights on the high life after inspiring visit

Two former Cabin Crew students who are travelling the globe with one of the world’s leading airlines, paid a visit to the college recently

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Hannah lands dream job with the BBC

TV and film student Hannah Seager has had a dream start to her career after gaining a place on the coveted BBC Apprenticeship Scheme

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Trafford College students to compete to be named WorldSkills UK Champions

Three students studying at Trafford College have fought off tough competition to secure a place in the prestigious national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions

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Case study: Lewis cuts it in the creative industry

Following a successful work placement with UNILAD, Lewis Roberts was offered a position as junior video editor with the internet media company

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Case study: Foundation for continued success

Richard Beaumont has seen his career in hair and beauty soar thanks to his media make-up course at Trafford College

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Case study: Recipe for career success

Abbie Halls chose Trafford College because of its highly regarded reputation for its hospitality and catering courses

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Case study: Dominic’s career takes flight

Dominic Owens’ career in the aviation industry has really taken off after completing his BTEC Level 3 in Aviation Operations at Trafford College

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Teachers return from educational trip of a lifetime

Rewarding, amazing and memorable – that’s how Stretford campus-based teachers Zoe Davies and Julie Milner summed up their experience of teaching in China over the summer

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Trafford College celebrates as students pick up record results

Students at Trafford College are celebrating another year of fantastic A Level results with an overall pass rate of 99%

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What makes your college #moreme?

At Trafford College we want to hear from you! We want to hear about your experiences about studying with us and share them with our followers on social media

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First steps on the career ladder for Supported Internship students

Students on Trafford College’s Supported Internship programme are celebrating their first steps on their career ladder after securing paid employment

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Henry impresses at careers event

Academy 92 player and Trafford College student, Henry Eadie has received fantastic feedback from his former high school after speaking at a careers event

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Trafford College student wins national education award

Trafford College student Feven Zeray is celebrating after winning the prestigious BTEC Adult Learner of the Year Award. 

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Celebrating class of 2018 on graduation night

Caps and gowns were the order of the day at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport as family, friends, tutors and guests celebrated the successes of Trafford College students graduating from their university level and professional courses

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Students build their knowledge in Berlin

Students in their second year of their Building Services Extended Diploma have enjoyed an educational and cultural three-day visit to Berlin

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Tutor’s look forward to ‘Educating China’ 

Two of Trafford College’s tutors are preparing to embark on an educational trip of a lifetime as they swap their classrooms in Stretford for a university in China

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Top students celebrated at Trafford College’s annual awards

The outstanding achievements and successes of Trafford College’s students were celebrated on June 21 at the annual FE Students Awards evening

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Engineer your future career with Trafford College

The exciting world of engineering offers a wealth of opportunities and Trafford College’s Head of Studies for the subject is keen to encourage more young people to join the profession

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Celebrating student achievement at awards night

The outstanding achievements and successes of Trafford College’s students will be celebrated tonight (June 21) at the annual FE Students Awards evening

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Aspire Restaurant adds gold to its string of accolades

Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant has been awarded the prestigious Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence status from People 1st

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Students launch social media video campaign

Students across Trafford have launched a summer campaign to showcase what a future path with Trafford College could look like

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‘Returning to education improved my life’

Before attending an adult education course at Trafford College, Allie Crewe lacked the confidence to pursue her dreams

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Sterling start for newly merged Trafford College Group

As a part of The Trafford College Group, Trafford College and Stockport College have been awarded Silver status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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School leaver workshops to help you into the world of work

Leaving school this summer? Want tips on how to write a winning CV or impress at interviews? Visit one of our free Trafford First school leaver workshops

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Get creative this summer at animation and games workshops with leading visual effects academy

Trafford College has teamed up leading creative academy Escape Studios to offer two summer workshops next month to budding game artists and animators

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Foundation Learning sponsored walk raises funds for charity

Foundation Learning students put their best foot forward to raise money for charity by doing a sponsored walk

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Artistic talents to be exhibited at end of year show

Students studying creative arts will be showcasing their artistic talents later this month in their end of year show

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Trafford College celebrates success in national animation competition

Students studying at Trafford College are celebrating after coming away with a haul of awards from this year’s UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

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Aspire Restaurant celebrates AA College Rosette ‘Highly Commended’ status

The team at Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant is celebrating after retaining AA College Rosette ‘Highly Commended’ status

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Staff and students get the ‘MOS-t’ out of Microsoft Office applications

The first staff and students to achieve the MOS qualification through Trafford College’s Imagine Academy are celebrating after successfully completing the course  

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Raise a glass to Alex as he gains place at prestigious wine school

Trafford College student Alex Finn will be rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s finest wine experts after gaining a place on a coveted Sommelier course in France.   

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College welcomes Chinese delegates

The Trafford College Group extended a warm welcome this week to 32 delegates from various technical colleges in the Jiangsu Province of China as part of their continued professional development

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College restaurant in finals of prestigious competition

The team at Trafford College’s Aspire Restaurant are celebrating after making it through to the finals of the AA College Restaurant of the Year competition for the second year running

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Sports and Academy 92 students lift Market Challenge trophy

Sport and Academy 92 students have been crowned Market Stall Champions 2018 at this year’s Altrincham Market Challenge

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Sport student nets place in Bermuda football squad

Trafford College sport student Simeon Burrows has been called up to the under 18 Bermuda squad

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Guest chefs join students to cook up fine dining feast

Hospitality students had the opportunity to learn from two of the industry’s leading names for the latest guest chef evening at the College’s award-winning restaurant

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Sweet success for hospitality students 

Trafford College’s hospitality students have celebrated success in the North West Commis of the Year Competition

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What next for talented students?

Greater Manchester’s next generation of young professionals have been preparing for life after college and getting an insight into future careers at this year’s ‘What Next 4 U?’ event

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Tom celebrates golfing glory at AoC Sport competition

Trafford College sport student, Tom Matthews, has scooped a bronze medal in the golf finals of the AoC Sport National Championship

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Entrepreneurial students set to battle it out to be crowned Market Challenge champions

The excitement is building at Trafford College as students begin to work on their concepts for this year’s ultimate enterprise competition, the Altrincham Market Challenge

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Taste of South Africa comes to Aspire for special wine evening

A taste of South Africa is coming to Aspire Restaurant at Trafford College in May

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College lecturer’s innovative teaching recognised by Microsoft UK

A Trafford College lecturer has been selected to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert

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Merger of Stockport College and Trafford College

Stockport College and Trafford College have announced the completion of their merger which will create a single, larger and more sustainable college

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Students celebrate girl power at Girl’s Network event

Students from Trafford College have been celebrating their involvement with the Girl’s Network Programme at a special celebratory event at the University of Manchester

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Students put their skills to the test in the ultimate cross-college competition

Talented students from Trafford College have been showcasing their skills in a range of sectors in the annual Greater Manchester Colleges Group (Inter Colleges) competitions

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Awards night celebrates excellence in apprenticeships and business training

Local businesses and apprentices from Trafford and Greater Manchester gathered at Hotel Football on Thursday 22 March to celebrate Trafford College’s Apprenticeship Awards

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MP visits apprentices as part of Year of Engineering and #NAW2018 celebrations

A visit by MP Kate Green rounded off celebrations to mark National Apprenticeship Week in the Year of Engineering

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Trafford College officially receives chartered status at admissions ceremony

Trafford College was officially recognised as a leading performer in the further education sector when it was formally presented with chartered status

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Crowds flock to Trafford College in celebration of 11th National Apprenticeship Week

Aspiring apprentices and their parents flocked to Trafford College for an inspirational event to mark the 11th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week

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Trafford College one of only five national colleges to host WorldSkills UK Roadshow

Trafford College was selected as one of only five national colleges to welcome the WorldSkills Roadshow and host information sessions for students and staff this week

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Trafford College is celebrating apprenticeships this week as part of a national initiative aimed at getting more people signed up to the scheme

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Amy shares her expertise with budding young chefs

Trafford College Hospitality students have been given an insight into one of the food industry’s hottest trends after working with local chef Amy Shepherdson on a special vegan evening in the college’s award-winning restaurant

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Trafford College opens its doors for apprenticeship event in celebration of 11th National Apprenticeship Week

Trafford College is looking forward to welcoming aspiring apprentices to its Altrincham campus on Tuesday 6 March for an inspirational event to mark the 11th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week

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Trafford College students ‘take over’ Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre

This week sees 16 students from Trafford College ‘take over’ the running of the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre

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Trafford College Principal appointed to Board of Ofqual

Lesley Davies OBE, CEO and Principal of Trafford College, has been appointed as a member of the Board of Ofqual

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Trafford College first in Greater Manchester to receive prestigious chartered status

Trafford College has been awarded Chartered Institute Status for Further Education (CIFE)

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Artists set the stage as Circus Extreme hits town

The artistic talents of a group of Level 3 Foundation Diploma Art and Design students at Trafford College are currently on display on an ‘extreme’ scale at Event City.  

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Students join Minister Anne Milton to launch new project which aims to increase diversity in apprenticeships

Apprentices studying at Trafford College got to meet with Skills and Apprenticeship Minister Anne Milton when she visited to launch a new pilot project aimed at increasing under-represented groups in apprenticeships

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Students meet with MP to highlight benefits of National Citizen Scheme

Students from Trafford College who have participated in the National Citizen Scheme (NCS) had the chance to chat with Sir Graham Brady MP about how they have benefited from the initiative

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Mayor of Greater Manchester officially opens area’s first Microsoft Imagine Academy

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has officially opened a new facility at Trafford College to provide industry-recognised technology skills and digital education

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Hospitality students join ‘First Dates’ Fred for masterclass in customer service

Hospitality students were given the ultimate masterclass in outstanding customer service recently by none other than restaurant connoisseur, Fred Sirieix of First Dates fame

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Aspire team celebrates Toque D’or success

Trafford College’s Aspire restaurant has qualified for the national heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or

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Sports students inspired by leading sport scientist

Students took a break from their scheduled learning this week to meet one of the world’s leading sport scientists

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Budding masterchefs to cook up a storm in Junior Chefs Programme

Trafford College is on the lookout for young people to join it its new Junior Chefs Programme

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Plant power comes to Trafford College for Veganuary

Hospitality students have been given an insight into one of this New Year’s hottest trends with a vegan cooking demonstration from Amy Shepherdson

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Aspire launches new training kitchen

Trafford College recently received a grant of £100,000 from the Savoy Educational Trust to install a brand new multifunctional kitchen

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Students put to the test at one of Europe’s largest exhibitions

Cabin crew students were selected to work with global ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion, at the Food Ingredients Europe 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt

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Chelsea takes her skills to the world stage

Former Trafford College apprentice, Chelsea Mears-Graham, recently competed in the final of the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer competition at the NEC in Birmingham

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Gary Neville shares exciting plans for UA92

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville took to the stage at Trafford College to talk to staff and students about the exciting plans he has for University Academy ’92 (UA92)

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Media & Film student is the first ever winner of the Young Civic Society volunteer award

Hannah Seager, has been named the first ever winner of the Young Civic Society volunteer award

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Trafford College receives £100,000 funding from Sport England

The funding is aimed at reducing the number of students who are completing less than thirty minutes of activity each week

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Trafford College rated No.1 GM College and joint third in the country for learner and employer satisfaction

The College came out on top in an annual league table of colleges published by FE Week

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Cartwright and Trafford College celebrate new partnership

Two New Apprenticeship programmes launched for 2017 to secure all important skill sets

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Children become published authors with their Trafford Tales

Local children were given the opportunity to become published authors recently thanks to a series of writing courses organised by the Employability and Community Learning team

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Students engage their business brains for GEW 2017

Trafford College students have been celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with a series of enterprise challenges across the College

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Students mark Remembrance Day

Trafford College students have been commemorating Remembrance Day with a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal

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Students on par for Golfing Success

Four of Trafford College’s sport students walked away victorious from the AoC Regional Golf Tournament

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Art students ‘Walk the Line’

Year two Creative Arts students took part in a drawing event at Manchester’s AIR gallery recently, as part of the ‘Big Draw’, a nationwide event to promote drawing

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Tom scoops runner-up accolade at Chamber Awards

Tom Linaker has been named runner-up Apprentice of the Year at the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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Trafford College partners with Europe’s leading visual effects academy

Trafford College has joined with Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, to offer short courses and masterclasses to students

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Students’ careers off to a flying start thanks to Balfour Beatty partnership

Two of Trafford College’s brightest young engineers have secured full time contracts with the leading international infrastructure group

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Trafford College helps launch the new Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority

Young people are to be given a meaningful role in determining the future direction of Greater Manchester

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A dose of success for pharmacy students

Two Trafford College Science students have walked away victorious from this year’s North West Trainee Pharmacy Technician of the Year Awards

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Trafford College partners with new ‘University Academy 92’

Trafford College was today announced as a partner with University Academy ’92 (UA92), an idea first conceived by the Class of ’92

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Merger of Stockport College and Trafford College

Stockport College and Trafford College have announced their intention to merge in order to create a single, larger and more sustainable college

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Trafford College and Lee Westwood Golf School launch exciting new partnership

The Lee Westwood Golf School has joined forces with Trafford College to provide aspiring young golfers with an educational programme to match and enhance their talent both on and off the golf course

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Trafford College apprentice inspires Air Products donation

World leading industrial gas company, Air Products, has donated £2,000 to students and staff at Trafford College’s Centre for Science and Technology

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Akeim adds Festival of Learning accolade to his string of awards

Former Trafford College student, Akeim Mundell, is celebrating being recognised in a prestigious national competition

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Trafford College students celebrate as A Level results are revealed

Success stories from around Trafford College are flooding in as students celebrate another successful year of A Level results

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards celebrated at Trafford College

Newly graduated students returned to College to be recognised for their outstanding achievements

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Future football stars sign for Academy 92 at Trafford College

Twenty one of the UK’s top young footballers have signed for a unique programme with Trafford College & Academy 92

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Social Media Guru heads back to the classroom

Alex McCann, owner of Manchester’s top Social Media company, is proving that it’s never too late to return to education

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This Mum Can!

Workforce Development Coordinator, Beccy Poole, will represent Team GB after successfully qualifying for the Sprint Duathlon Championships in Canada later this year

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New Balfour Beatty Partnership Opens Doors for Young Apprentices

Trafford College has joined forces with leading international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to deliver their new apprenticeship programmes

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Feven takes the lead in race towards career in Formula 1

Feven Zeray, is on track and racing full throttle towards a career with the Mercedes Formula 1 Team

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Greater Manchester is Setting the Standard

Innovative partnership gathers to drive apprenticeship standards in the region

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Trafford College joins Manchester University in celebrating Prestigious Apprenticeship Award

The awards recognise outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in apprenticeship delivery

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Career Ready students benefit from Financial Masterclass

The One Advice Group is continuing its excellent relationship with Trafford College and students are reaping the benefits

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Green fingered students make Altrincham blooming great

Foundation Learning Students from Trafford College’s pre-internship programme have joined forces with ‘Altrincham in Bloom’

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Oldham Council and Trafford College Celebrate New ‘Greater Leaders’ Learning Partnership

The partnership will see the delivery of leadership and management qualifications

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Entrepreneurial students set to battle it out for annual Market Challenge trophy

Celebrating the national Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign

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Students pace themselves in Marathon Massage Session

Level 3 Spa students put their training into practice for a worthwhile cause recently by providing free massages at the London Marathon

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Joe proves he’s a Bright Spark

Trafford College electrical apprentice, Joe Montgomery, has been named runner-up Electrical Apprentice of the Year at the Sparks UK 2017 competition

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Enterprise Students inspired by Cultural trip to Berlin

Year two Enterprise students enjoyed a cultural visit to Berlin recently as part of the ‘Managing a Business Event’ module of their Enterprise programme

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Trafford College scoops top honour at BESA Awards

The College received the BESA Chairman’s achievement award in recognition of its Heating and Ventilation provision

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Competition fever sweeps across Greater Manchester Colleges

Trafford College students put their skills to the ultimate test for the GMCG competitions

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Local students inspired by WorldSkills excellence

Competitors from around the globe descended on Trafford College for the selection of Team UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

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Student Becomes Star Employee at One Advice Group

Brittany Peacock is reaping the rewards of the College’s close links with some of the borough’s largest employers

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WorldSkills Competitions are On!

Competitions for the selection of Team UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 are underway at Trafford College

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Trafford College celebrates British Science Week

Stem cell studies, wonder materials and creative experimentation were the order of the day in a celebration of science last week

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Excellence in Business Training and Apprenticeships celebrated

Local businesses and apprentices gathered at Hotel Football to celebrate Trafford College’s Apprenticeship Awards

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Crowds flock to Trafford College for unique apprenticeship event

Inspirational event marked the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week

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MP celebrates partnership with Carrington Riding Centre

Kate Green visited centre to hear about their work with disengaged young people

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HISPI Owner Cooks up a Storm at Aspire Restaurant

Award winning chef, Gary Usher shared his expertise with the industry’s next generation of young chefs

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Trafford College Plays Host to local heat of FutureChef

The College welcomed some of the region’s aspiring young chefs as they competed in FutureChef

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Champion Thai Boxer Inspires Students

A British Thai Boxing champion has been putting students at the College through their paces

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Trafford College students immerse themselves in French Culture and Cuisine

Hospitality students were recently ‘bouled’ over by work experience at the Lycée in France

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Students get behind Virgin Trains Health and Wellbeing Day

Trafford College students braved the cold recently to offer busy commuters a little taste of relaxation

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Trafford College Students try their hand at Wheelchair Rugby

Students try their hand at wheelchair rugby thanks to the College’s ongoing partnership with Sale Sharks

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Students Compete for Podium Finish with Mercedes Formula One

Lee Walters visited the College to launch this year’s Mercedes AMG Student of the Year competition

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Student reaches Finals of National Achievement Awards

Brittany Peacock has reached the finals of a prestigious national competition that celebrates outstanding achievements

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Students don their wigs and gowns for a glimpse into the future

Law students donned their wigs and gowns for a visit to Manchester Crown Court

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Considering a career in Beauty Therapy and unsure what path to take?

Beauty Therapy is a career with endless possibilities. For many people nowadays a trip to the salon is an essential part of life, rather than a luxury.

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Students gain a tasty insight into future career prospects

Hospitality students have been given an insight into where their future career or study paths could take them after a jam-packed calendar of events

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College celebrates accolade for Supported Internship project

The College is celebrating a Festival of Learning Highly Commended certificate for Project of the Year

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Students engage their business brains for GEW 2016

Students have been celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 with a series of enterprise challenges across the College

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Jack scoops runner-up award at glittering Chamber Awards

Apprentice, Jack Hagan, is celebrating being named runner up Young Apprentice of the Year

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Close encounter of the royal kind for science students

Six lucky STEM students were given the opportunity of a lifetime when they got the chance to meet The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Trafford College students bring substation to life

Students transform a local electricity substation with a colourful mural inspired by the gardens landscape

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Students’ learning experience boosted by Siemens donation

Students see their learning experience enhanced after receiving £2500 worth of equipment from Siemens

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Trafford First Celebrates its 3rd Birthday

Trafford College’s ‘Trafford First’ Recruitment Service has celebrated its third birthday at the College

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Apprenticeship welcome

Trafford College is inviting young learners considering an apprenticeship to contact its ‘Trafford First’ recruitment team

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Monika celebrates straight-As
Trafford College student has A Levels down to a Fine Art

Success stories from around the college are flooding in as students celebrate A Level results

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Trafford College students among the happiest in the Country!

Trafford College has topped the annual National Student Survey for satisfaction levels among HE learners

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Students join ‘Corrie’ Star in Supporting Region’s Children

Student Ambassadors visited Key 103 to present the team with a cheque for ‘Cash for Kids’

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Trafford College celebrates DofE success at Buckingham Palace

The College’s Sports department attended a once in a life time award presentation at Buckingham Palace

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Vanessa takes Podium Finish in College Competition

Engineering Student, Vanessa has her sights firmly set on a career with Mercedes Formula 1 Team

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The awards keep coming for Apprentice Lauren

Apprentice, Lauren Blackett, has scooped ‘Highly Commended’ at the Greater Manchester Skills for Business Awards

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Pupils take a Walk on the Wild Side with their ‘Animal Dream’ Story

Children from Sale’s primary schools were given the opportunity to develop their creative flair alongside their parents

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Students put their Skills to the Test in the Ultimate Cross College Competition

Trafford College, along with partner colleges from the GMCG, celebrated hosting the inter colleges competition

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Entrepreneurial Students battle it out for Market Challenge Trophy

Trafford College students went head to head in the ultimate enterprise competition

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Career Ready students celebrate Graduation

Students from Trafford College and Oldham College celebrated their graduation from the Career Ready programme

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Trafford College students meet Rugby Union Star

Trafford College welcomed Sale Sharks winger, Tom Brady, to its Altrincham campus

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Students Shine in the ultimate Royal Bake-Off

Celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday got off to a regal start at Trafford College on Thursday 21 April

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Brittany Scoops Top Enterprise Award

Brittany Peacock, has been crowned the North West Student of the Year 2016 at this year’s Young Enterprise Start-Up Challenge

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Business Secretary praises College’s investment in Apprentices of the Future

Trafford College welcomed Sajid Javid MP to its Centre for Science and Technology

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Success at North West Training Awards 2016

Four Trafford College Students have been recognised as outstanding apprentices during an awards evening organised by the Building Engineering Services Association

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Virtalis Joins Forces with Trafford College to Create New Apprenticeship Opportunities

The new partnership will see the creation of VR Apprenticeships and Internships

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Excellence in Training celebrated at Annual Awards

Local businesses and apprentices gathered to celebrate the annual Business Training Awards

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Trafford College onside with Manchester United

Trafford College has joined forces with Manchester United to celebrate the ninth National Apprenticeship Week

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Engineering New Opportunities

Professionals with industry experience are invited to the College for a special Open Event at the Centre for Science & Technology

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Manufacturing Champions Celebrate Launch

Graham Wardlow unveiled a new Manufacturing & Automation Unit at Trafford College recently

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Science Students Reign Supreme in National Contest

A Science student is celebrating scooping a coveted Sir William Siemens Certificate

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Liz wins silver at National Sportivate Awards

College student, Elizabeth Downie has taken second place in the Sportivate Participant of the Year Awards

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Students celebrate the season of goodwill at Care Facility

Students have been celebrating the start of the festive season with some of the borough’s elderly residents

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Will Proves there are no Barriers to Success

A former Foundation Learning student who has kick started his journey to a dream career

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Students Get Down to Business for GEW 2015

Excited students at Trafford College are getting ready to engage their business brains for GEW

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Marc’s Courageous Journey is celebrated at Chamber Awards

Apprentice, Marc Fox, is celebrating scooping a Young Apprentice of the Year award

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Student battles her way to victory

A talented Make-up student has walked away victorious from this year’s Warpaint competition.

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Skills Shop celebrates Second Birthday

Trafford College’s Skills Shop has celebrated its second birthday at the world famous Intu Trafford Centre

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Here Come the Girls!

Trafford College is building a future for women in the construction and building services industry with the help of its talented students

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Trafford College Students Bask in their Success

Students at Trafford College basked in the sunshine and their success this morning as they eagerly collected their A Level results at the College’s Altrincham campus

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Sam Takes the Lead in Race towards Career in Formula 1

Trafford College Engineering student, Sam Clark is racing towards a career with the Mercedes Formula 1 Team

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The Awards Keep Coming for Talented Omid

A former Trafford College student has been named the North West’s Vocational Learner of the Year 2015 at the prestigious VQ Awards Ceremony in London.

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Students Showcase their WorldSkills

Trafford College, along with partner colleges from across the region, has celebrated hosting the Greater Manchester Colleges Group (Inter Colleges) competitions

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Business Training Awards 2015

Over 100 local businesses and apprentices from Trafford and Greater Manchester gathered at Trafford College’s Centre for Science and Technology on Tuesday 12 May to celebrate the College’s annual Business Training Awards

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Market Challenge

Trafford College students have once again demonstrated their entrepreneurial flair after setting up their stalls for the annual Altrincham Market Challenge

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Students rise to the challenge

Trafford College has secured a Silver award in the national 6 Book Challenge. Over 100 students took part in the Challenge, which encourages people to improve their reading skills

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Entrepreneurial Students Light up Awards with Top Gong

Trafford College students have once again demonstrated their entrepreneurial expertise after scooping top honours at a Young Enterprise event

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Oliver takes Pole Position in Apprenticeship Race

Engineering Student, Oliver Skelland is celebrating after crossing the finish line as winner of a highly sought after apprenticeship programme with Mercedes

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Careers with a sporting edge

Trafford College is delighted to announce a new partnership with Total Fitness which will see a wide range of fitness courses being delivered at the club.

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Young chefs come together for the Big Buffet

Aspire Restaurant Bar recently played host to budding young chefs from local schools with a Big Buffet event.

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Students flying high

Students from Trafford College were given a unique insight into the exciting world of aviation recently when they took part in a marathon tour of five international airports in just four days!

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Top engineering students celebrated at Siemens Awards

The UK’s top engineering students were presented with the newly launched Sir William Siemens Certificate at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

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Apprentice star inspires entrepreneurs of the future

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Neil Clough joined students from Trafford College to take part in an enterprise workshop and talk firsthand about his experiences with business startup

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Enhance your workforce

Cut the cost of recruitment and strengthen your workforce with an Apprenticeship scheme at Trafford College

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Tesco Partnership

Trafford College is working in partnership with Trafford Housing Trust and Tesco to help those in the community to gain employment opportunities

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L’Oreal Apprentice

Trafford College is celebrating taking a step closer to its target of placing 40 new apprentices with employers in the region as part of Trafford Council’s ‘Trafford is 40’ year of celebrations

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Sports Student

A Trafford College Sports student, who has given his time as a volunteer for Manchester United Foundation, was given the ultimate reward when he got the chance to meet two of the clubs stars, Juan Mata and Daley Blind

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Christmas cheer

Christmas cards designed by a Trafford College student will be received by thousands of residents across Trafford

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College receives share of £200 million funding

Trafford College is 1 of just 14 FE Colleges in the country to receive a share of the £200 million HEFCE investment announced today in the Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy

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Triumphant Matt Scoops Second in National Awards

Trafford College student, Matt Holmes, is celebrating after scooping second place at the national Association of Colleges Student of the Year Awards

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Birthday Celebrations

Young learners from Greater Manchester joined staff and students at Trafford College’s Centre for Science and Technology on Saturday 15th November to celebrate the College’s Open Day and the centre’s first birthday

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Engineers get the edge

Trafford College is urging students considering a career in Engineering to contact the College and find out more about some exciting new opportunities with Siemens

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Hollywood bake off

Trafford College Hospitality student, Claire Malcolm, was left star struck after getting the chance to meet one of her favourite Hollywood actors thanks to her baking brilliance

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Apprentice of the Year

Trafford College Apprentice, James Bagnall, is celebrating scooping a Young Apprentice of the Year award at the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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Healthy Future

The College has recently announced a new partnership with Total Fitness which will see a number of fitness and leisure programmes created for people who are looking to kick-start their careers in the Fitness industry

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Student appears on TV

After months of waiting, TV and Film student Pinar Dervish, finally had the chance to see herself on screen in hit BBC TV drama ‘Marvellous’ as it was broadcast for the first time to great acclaim from TV and Film critics

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Michelin Star trained ex-student Johnny Stanford

Thursday 17th 2016 @ 7pm  Sean Sutton, Alderley Edge Hotel &nbsp

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For The Win!

The Greater Manchester Colleges Group held the Greater Manchester World Skills Competition from 21-23 May and Trafford College students performed fabulously!

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Make-up Artist Masterclass

Aspiring make-up artists gathered at Trafford College’s Enhance Salon and Spa last week for a unique masterclass from renowned industry professional, Rachel O’Donnell, Senior Artist for

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Shortlisted Student

Trafford College student Matt Holmes, has reached the final of a national competition that celebrates the outstanding achievements of students across the country

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Beauty & Spa Therapies at Trafford College
Enrolment in Full Swing

One student reaping the benefits from a sudden change in direction is Charlotte Montgomery (22) from Lymm. Despite originally enrolling on a Law Degree, Charlotte decided that a career in the legal world just wasn’t right for her

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Apprentice Chefs

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Manchester Central Convention Complex which will see a number of new Apprenticeship opportunities created for students who are looking to start their careers in Professional Cooking

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Adam’s Winning Year

Games Design student, Adam Mattis, is celebrating after receiving an offer from Preston University to start his journey into the world of Games Development, as well as scooping two medals in the English and Scottish Taekwondo championships

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5 Quick Exercise Tips from our Sports Team

Take a look at the mistakes that people often make when training and find out how you can improve your workout by expert professionals at Trafford College

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Student Graduation 2014

Trafford College students celebrate graduating from their university level and professional courses with family and friends at Waterside Arts Centre

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Trafford College Awards

Trafford College celebrated the outstanding achievements of it’s students at Student of the Year Awards ceremony at Sale Waterside Arts Centre

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Mercedes Competition

Engineering Student celebrates his new status as ‘Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) Student of the Year’

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Adult Learner Winner

A Trafford College student, who has shown incredible courage in the face of adversity, is celebrating receiving one of the highest learning accolades in recognition of his achievements

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Community Litter Picking

Students and staff at Trafford College volunteered their time to take part in a community activity to tidy up the local areas around the Altrincham campus.

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Students Showcase Skills

Colleges across Greater Manchester have celebrated hosting the Greater Manchester Colleges Group (inter colleges) competitions

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Trafford College Achieves Gold

Following on from last year’s achievement of ISO 14001 (environmental management), Trafford College is proud to have been recognised with BS OHSAS 18001 certification (Occupational Health and Safety Management)

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Apprentice Event
School Leaver Event

Trafford College held an event at the Altrincham campus on Wed 7th May for school leavers who are interested in furthering their education with an Apprenticeship

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Trafford First

Trafford College is encouraging local people looking for new opportunities to contact the College and find out more about its new ‘Trafford First’ Recruitment Hub

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Trafford College
(Altrincham Campus)

Manchester Road
West Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5PQ

0161 886 7070
info@trafford.ac.uk
The Centre for Science and Technology
Trafford College
Talbot Road
Stretford
Manchester
M32 0XH

0161 886 7070
info@trafford.ac.uk
ACS Centre
(Gas safe registration)
Trafford College
Talbot Road
Stretford
Manchester
M32 0XH

0161 886 7106
acs@trafford.ac.uk
The Skills Shop
intu Trafford Centre
Manchester
M17 8AA




0161 747 4674
skillsshop@trafford.ac.uk

Trafford College is a leading provider of education and training in Greater Manchester. With a £50m investment in world-class facilities, an innovative approach to learning and exceptional links with some of the UK’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.