Past to Present: a brief history of the College

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…]

Your guide to making your workplace greener

If you’d like your company to be more environmentally friendly, you’re not alone. One survey found almost two-thirds of people were more likely to want to work for a company with strong sustainability policies, but most respondents said workplaces were not doing enough to tackle climate change. Some employees are taking things into their own [Read more…]

Five benefits of going back to college as an adult

Returning to education can be daunting, as you wonder whether you’ll be able to juggle your time and finances, and whether you’ll be able to fit in or keep up with a bunch of teenagers and twentysomethings on your course. The good news is that educational experts and mature students who’ve been down this road [Read more…]

Why (and how) to follow up on your job application

Once you have spent hours crafting your latest application, proof-read it multiple times and finally uploaded it, it can be easy to think, ‘that’s it – job done’. However, taking the next step and following up on your application can help you stand out in three important ways: It demonstrates your enthusiasm and interest in [Read more…]

Changing your career? Here’s how to start

Plenty of people have been looking for a fresh start in recent months, with workers leaving jobs in record numbers as they search for a role that fits them better. In one survey last year, almost a third of workers said they were planning to quit soon. If you’re looking to make a change, it’s [Read more…]

How to find a career mentor

Are you feeling unsure about your career choices and your personal development? Maybe you’re ready to take the next step, but you’re not sure what that step should be. Perhaps you want to learn from the experience of someone successful in your industry. In each of these situations (and many more), a career mentor could [Read more…]