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.

Elle Pickles
Elle Pickles Nursing Assistant, NHS Studied: Health & Social Care

Like many students, Elle’s course also gave her the opportunity to go into Higher Education. She’s now also currently studying Adult Nursing at the University of Salford.

“Studying at the college helped me to develop strong communication, leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. It ultimately enabled me to pursue a career in the job that I love the most”

Lauren McGeary
Lauren McGeary Student Children’s Nurse, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Studied: Health and Social Care

Lauren knew that she wanted to go to university, but also knew that she didn’t want to do A-Levels. The BTEC route was perfect for her and allowed her to progress to Higher Education.

“Definitely do the course if it’s what you want to do. Just remember that you don’t have to do A-Levels to get into university”

Megan Charlesworth
Megan Charlesworth Staff Nurse, Royal Oldham Hospital A&E Studied: Health & Social Care

Megan was first attracted to studying at the college because of the placement opportunities available. These were vital in helping her to understand just where she fit into within the care sector

“I couldn’t have done it without the Hopwood staff and the people I met along the way. I’m so thankful I get to follow my passion for helping people”

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