Alumni Success Stories

An apprenticeship is a great way to launch a long and fruitful career – and we’re pleased to say that there’s no shortage of success stories from people of all ages who have trained at Hopwood Hall.

Our alumni are fantastic examples of how this type of training programme can lead to massively increased career prospects as you earn while you learn. Through the combination of on-the-job experience and off-the-job training, apprentices are always on the fast-track to a very bright future.

Whether you’re considering an apprenticeship or simply looking for some inspiration, we’d like to encourage you to read these triumphant stories. It’s a brilliant reminder that not everyone follows the same route to success.

Please do take some time to read their words, take on their advice and discover how they managed to accomplish so much through their apprenticeship.

Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton Working to become GP Practice Manager at Healey Surgery, Rochdale Studied: Level 2 Business Administration

Emily was 19 when she started her apprenticeship. The training route not only gave her more direction and instilled a greater drive in her, but also put her on a solid career path – and she’s got big ambitions for the future!

“I was slightly older when I started my apprenticeship, but I’m now on an ever-growing career path thanks to the amazing team at Hopwood”

Georgia Jones
Georgia Jones Finance Assistant at Hopwood Hall College Studied: Level 3 AAT Accounts Apprenticeship

Georgia’s apprenticeship taught her how to work within a professional environment and develop relationships. Having performed well on her apprenticeship, Georgia was promoted to a permanent position

“If you think you are ready to go into the working world and have good employability skills then go for an apprenticeship. It gives you experience towards employment and more opportunities towards a full time job.”

Lenai Marshall
Lenai Marshall Finance Administrator at BLM Studied: Business Admin Apprenticeship

After initially studying A-Levels, Lenai soon realised that she would benefit more from learning in the workplace than she would in the classroom. She then quickly concluded that the best path for her was an apprenticeship.

“I learned a lot about how to carry myself as a professional and developed my practical skills. It also made me much more confident and I’ve gained a real head start on my career”

Luke Webster
Luke Webster Executive Recruitment Consultant at Reed Studied: Level 2 Business Administration

Luke got some much-needed career direction when he undertook his apprenticeships. The experience opened so many doors for him and allowed him to seize so many opportunities.

“Hopwood Hall College gave me so much to be thankful for. They helped me become the professional I am today”

Oliver Lewis
Oliver Lewis Commis chef at Michelin-rated restaurant Studied: Level 2 Commis Chef

Oliver’s honed skillset meant he was quickly able to turn the head of one of the biggest employers in the country and join the team at a Michelin-rated restaurant.

“Hopwood’s facilities were top notch – the whole experience really was brilliant”

Rida Sarmad
Rida Sarmad Healthcare Assistant at Rochdale Infirmary Studied: Level 2 Adult Care Worker

With a solid career in front of her, Rida couldn’t imagine being where she is now without the life-changing experience of completing an apprenticeship in such a rewarding sector.

“Without my time at Hopwood Hall, I think it would have been hard to succeed as much as I have. They taught me so much!”

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