Month: September 2021

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Past to Present: a brief history of the College

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Wiltshire College & University Centre was established in 2000 following the amalgamation of three separate colleges in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Lackham, initially operating as Wiltshire College. In 2006, the College opened its bespoke motorsport centre at Castle Combe racetrack before the College was further expanded in 2008 following a merger with Salisbury College to become [Read more…]

How to make sure social media doesn’t cost you a job

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

It could be you! When cricketer Ollie Robinson was suspended from the England team for past racist and sexist tweets, it sparked a national debate about social media that went right up to the prime minister. But more and more employers are taking an interest in the online life of their staff and prospective hires [Read more…]

College welcomes VIP visitors following completion of £14million redevelopment

Monday, September 13th, 2021

MP John Glen and representatives from the SWLEP toured Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Salisbury campus following completion of a £14million redevelopment. Local leaders from politics and industry have given their approval to Wiltshire College & University Centre’s revitalised Salisbury campus on a tour to mark the completion of a £14million redevelopment project. Salisbury MP [Read more…]

Five tips to make a great start at your new remote job

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Thousands of people in the pandemic have started new jobs without ever meeting their colleagues face to face or stepping inside the office. As companies increasingly reconsider their working practices, you could be next. Remote working can offer some exciting new opportunities. But chances are your new company doesn’t have an on-boarding process that’s designed [Read more…]

College alumni celebrates publication of first book

Friday, September 10th, 2021

A Wiltshire College & University Centre alumni is celebrating the publication of his first book following a true labour of love – in more ways than one! Ben Harte, who studied a Performing Arts course at the College’s Chippenham campus from 2000-2002, saw his new children’s book ‘Do You Know the Colours of the Rainbow?’ [Read more…]

Lackham learning helped sow the seed for a successful career

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Now Sales Director at one of the largest farm machinery manufacturers in the UK, former Farm Mechanisation student Simon Weaving is sure his studies at Wiltshire College & University Centre helped set him on the way. Simon has been passionate about farm machinery for as long as he can remember. With his father establishing Weaving [Read more…]

Former student Tom Miller is hosting an art exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall

Friday, September 10th, 2021

A former Wiltshire College & University Centre student is proudly showcasing his latest collection of art at an exhibition in Trowbridge. Tom Miller, who comes from the town, joined the College’s Trowbridge campus in 2009, initially studying a BTEC in Art & Design before going onto join a Foundation course. Tom, aged 28, has continued [Read more…]

Our favourite podcasts for career motivation

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

It’s no wonder podcasts have taken off as a way to get advice and inspiration in your career. After all, they’re easy to fit into your busy life. Listen on your commute, in the car or on the train. Get some chores done while you catch up on the latest ideas. It’s the perfect way [Read more…]

Wiltshire College & University Centre has joined the Centre of Excellence

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Find out more about how we’re taking part in the NCFE and WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence. Did you know that Wiltshire College & University Centre is now part of the Centre of Excellence programme? The Centre of Excellence has been developed by two giants in the training industry, NCFE and WorldSkills UK. The programme [Read more…]

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