News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Degree apprentice Chantelle takes an alternative route to university

Former student at Clarendon Sixth Form College now studying a degree apprenticeship, after excelling in her studies.

Chantelle Hunt, who achieved A*s and As in her A-levels, turned down a place at the prestigious Oxford University in favour of a procurement apprenticeship with the University of Manchester.

Now Chantelle is currently studying a degree apprenticeship in management, with drinks company Heineken.

She recently came back to the college to speak to A-level students about degree apprenticeships, careers in the food and beverage industry and the recruitment process. Chantelle is also an ambassador for ‘Tasty Careers’ a recruitment initiative aiming to provide more information about job roles in the sector.

Chantelle, said: “My degree apprenticeship has provided me with great opportunities. Unlike an ordinary degree, my studies, travel and accommodation for the course are paid for and I also receive a salary. Overall I would recommend this to anyone interested in working in the industry and it has been a great experience for me.”

Corinne Rainey, progress and welfare adviser at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “It was fantastic to have Chantelle back at the college to share her experiences. Degree apprenticeships are a great opportunity for college leavers and it is important that our students get all the information they need to decide if a degree apprenticeship is the best route for them. Having the opportunity to gain information from a former student who is currently studying on one of these programmes is invaluable.”

To find out more about courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.