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Monday, 05 January 2015

The Bournemouth & Poole College’s community spirit came to fore again recently when lecturer Steve Stafford upgraded the electricity auto-charging point at the huge Castlepoint shopping complex on the outskirts of Bournemouth – for free.

The centre already has a facility for charging electric cars set in a prime position outside Marks and Spencer but it lacked a special modern "J-plug" connection.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2,000 students at Bournemouth & Poole College have now landed a job thanks to an innovative partnership with specialist training and job search support provider REED NCFE.

Michael Dance, 18, from Wareham, was the 2,000th student to secure a job through the partnership, landing an engineering apprenticeship with Network Rail.

The partnership works by helping students to develop the vital mind-set and employability skills that 96 per cent of employers say they value over skill-set.*

Monday, 22 December 2014

An intrepid team of trainee plasterers at The Bournemouth & Poole College took part in seasonal gesture for people less fortunate than themselves.

The Level 1 students did a sponsored walk around Poole Park, but rather than raise cash they asked sponsors to donate tins of food and other items to give a local food bank a real Christmas boost.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Students from The Bournemouth & Poole College sampled the world of work at a unique employability and careers event programme at the Lansdowne site in Bournemouth recently.

The A Level students, from the College’s Sixth Form, were given a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities with the support and advice of volunteers from a range of locally-based employers.

Some big names were present including Barclays, Astute, Lloyds Banking Group, Interserve Interiors, Hazel PR and Princecroft Willis.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas came early for Business and Professional Students at The Bournemouth & Poole College in the shape of Bournemouth recruitment agency Rock.

The company donated £4,000 to help the college's Business School to purchase new laptops and furnishings to liven up the teaching area and give it a modern professional office feel.

There was a great atmosphere in the main hall of the Lansdowne site as dozens of students tucked in to a Christmas lunch while certificates for achievement were handed out.