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City College Peterborough Celebration of Learning

On Thursday 18th October, learners from City College Peterborough attended the annual Celebration of Learning at Peterborough Cathedral. In front of an audience of over 500 people (!!!) learners were invited to collect their scrolls of achievement to celebrate their...

My apprenticeship

My name is Abbie Cosgrove, and I’ve just recently started working at City College Peterborough as a Receptionist Apprentice. When I was in secondary school, I unfortunately was signed off so I didn’t get to complete my GCSE’s, I did however go on to study at...

13 down, one to go

I officially only have one NVQ unit left, I have some that still need a little bit of evidence work to make them complete, but there is only one unit left that I haven’t actually started. Written work has made up a large part of my qualification, with only a few...

A balancing act

As well as the work to be done on the day job, there is also work to be done on the… night job? Well, that all really depends on how you look at it and most importantly, how you want to look at it. So, I think of it this way; the apprenticeship is spilt into two...

Finishing my apprenticeship

I am now in my last week of my apprenticeship and I have learned so much and gained a lot of experience, which has really helped me to prepare for my future and to go further with my career. I have learned how to answer telephone calls professionally, respond to...

Starting my apprenticeship

My name is Rebecca and I am currently working towards a Level 3 Business Administration course at NetSupport. Since starting my apprenticeship at NetSupport, I have settled in well and been made to feel very welcome. My team have been very supportive and helpful. The...

My top 10 benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can offer many benefits, here are my top 10: Gaining experience that may not have been available to you elsewhere Additional qualifications Helpful for people who may not have done well in school Can help decrease barriers to employment Integrates you...

Tips on becoming an apprentice

Becoming an apprentice is not always hard to do. But, it can be if you don’t plan for the days ahead. So here are a few quick steps you can try to follow to help you find a suitable apprenticeship and to help you avoid some of the mishaps. 1. The “Find an...

My apprenticeship at City College Peterborough

Hello! My name is Evelina, I am 19 years old. I was born in Latvia.  About 4 years ago, I moved from my country to England. When I came to the UK I was starting school in year 11 because my English language was not good enough for six form. When I finished school, I...

Moving to a new role…

Hi everyone, There have been some new developments since my last post, as I will now be moving to do administration for the Day Opportunities team, starting from the 29th of March. This will be because of staff changes and I am very excited to see what this new role...

My First Month

Since starting my apprenticeship, I have settled in well. This is thanks to all of the customer service team and other members of staff within the college, who have been very welcoming and helpful. I was quite nervous about writing a blog as I had never written one...

My Apprenticeship

My name is Christine and I'm 34 years old. When I left school, I had a few jobs that I didn’t really like such as cleaning, working in shops and factory work. I then went on to have my children so was a stay at home mum for several years. During my time not working I...

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