A talented apprentice from Dorset has clinched a prestigious national title for young painters and decorators.
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Sixteen-year-old Keira Bradley is hoping to develop a sparkling career in the retail industry.
Keira, from Bournemouth, says she really values the apprenticeship course she's embarked on at The Bournemouth & Poole College. Her course is co-ordinated with her full-time job at Fab Frocks Special Occasion Boutique in Westbourne.
Three Bournemouth & Poole College mature students have been recognised for their outstanding research ability in sciences by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
All three, James Dakers, Pete Jackson and Harriet Rodger have recently gone on to study in their chosen fields at different universities.
For James Dakers it means a long trip north to Glasgow University to study for a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. James is already employed by Superior Seals at Ferndown.
Bournemouth & Poole College apprentice carpenter Will Spriggs has had a busy week away from the construction site. Will, who is currently in the second year of his apprenticeship with Poole-based chartered builders, Greendale Construction Limited, recently gave a speech at the Houses of Parliament as part of the CITB’s ‘I’m backing apprenticeships’ launch.
Swissport, the global airline support service company, has linked up with The Bournemouth & Poole College to create a training academy for new recruits to the industry. It’s the first of its kind in the South and the college recruits were given a rare glimpse of life behind the scenes at the airport.
Swissport provides ground support services to all passenger flights in and out of the airport, which is currently about 450 flights a month. It is responsible for baggage, check-in, boarding, loading and even aircraft cleaning duties.