Student Achievements

Each year, thousands of students achieve a qualification or complete a course at Wigan & Leigh College. This provides them with the opportunity to progress on to University, an apprenticeship or gain employment.

We are proud of all students, many of whom come back into College to share their experiences with our tutors and current students.


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Daniel Savage
Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice
Parkins Design and Built Ltd

Daniel is currently an apprentice for a local company called Parkins Design and Built Ltd.

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Jasmine McGunigle
Finance Apprentice
NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and I am currently studying AAT. I attend College once a week and work four days a week...

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Braden Butler
Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship at National Nuclear Laboratory

Braden enjoyed studying full time at the College and has successfully completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering achieving Distinction* | Distinction* | Distinction*.

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Hollie Barrett
Level 4 ICT Apprentice
Utiligroup

Hollie is doing her Level 4 ITC apprenticeship at Ulitigroup in Chorley. She is in a varied role working on software installation and service desk support providing help to staff and customers.

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Tony Middlehurst
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration
Westco

Tony Middlehurst, who previously attended a local college, was recruited as an Apprentice at the Leigh based business Westco.

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Matthew Eccles
Electrical Engineering Apprentice
MBDA

Matthew Eccles is currently an Electrical Engineering apprentice with MBDA Missile System. He is currently working in software development but has tried different roles including test equipment design...

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BRADLEY MENUAL
Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT
To Let Wigan

After university, Bradley realised an apprenticeship in computing was his best route for success.

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Sophie Bradshaw
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cooking
Mrs Lyon's Tea Room

Once Sophie has completed the course, she wants to continue gaining knowledge and progressing her skills in the catering industry and her ambition is to own her very own Tea Room.

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Anton Mills
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Service Engineer at Krones UK

Anton Mills completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering before becoming an apprentice and completing his HNC at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.

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