Alumni Success Stories

Hopwood Hall College is the perfect place to achieve your dreams. In fact, we don’t just tell our students to dream big – we tell them to reach for the stars!

Over the years, this message – combined with hard work and determination – has meant that our learners have gone on to accomplish great things in all walks of life.

There really have been countless success stories from those who joined us when they were just 16. We’ve seen our alumni become CEOs of international companies, secure roles that allow them to travel the world, and even pick up gold medals at the Olympic Games.

When you start your own journey at Hopwood Hall, you’ll be following in their footsteps. We hope this is a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone who wants to turn their passion and talent into a thriving career.

Be sure to have a look at the amazing alumni below. We hope their stories will motivate you to break down barriers, chase your dreams and find your own success in the world.

Michaela Corder
Michaela Corder Owner of The Bamford Hair Company Studied: Hairdressing

Michaela’s time at the college didn’t just land her a job, but also set her up for a thrilling journey in life – one that’s taken her across the seven seas and then into the role of business owner.

 “Hopwood Hall was a perfect supportive start to my career. They have also continued to support me and that’s why I continue to support them”

Pippa Ellis
Pippa Ellis Ionithermie Therapist at Steiner Spa Cruises Studied: Beauty Therapy

Pippa worked with clients in the Riverside Salon to build up her experience. Since qualifying she has travelled the world to places such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico and Cayman Islands.

“My advice to students studying a Hair & Beauty course is to make the most of the Riverside Salon experience. Lots of students don’t get that work experience so it gives you a good head start in the job market”

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