Gaining qualifications at Furness College can take you all over the world, with former students living, working and studying in hundreds of different destinations – from Cambridge to Canada and Manchester to Melbourne.

We’re excited to be working with the education charity Future First to reconnect with our former students.

We’re keen to build our alumni network by reaching out to former students and their families to find out what they are doing now and how they have progressed in their careers. You can sign up here.

Our former students will make fantastic career role models and mentors for our current students and can also act as fundraisers, in-curriculum volunteers, governors and more.

Ellie Nicholson began a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) in Supply Chain at BAE Systems in Barrow after completing her A Levels at Barrow Sixth Form College.

She said: “I am loving the responsibility and am working with some really senior people. Sixth form gave me the confidence and self-motivation to go into this professional environment. I decided to focus my efforts on a Higher Apprenticeship as they provide such a great opportunity, particularly in Cumbria. I was doing some research online and I saw that BAE Systems is ranked second for the best Higher Apprenticeships in the UK. We’re really lucky that there are some amazing global companies in this area. A lot of students at Sixth Form are hoping to progress on to a Higher Apprenticeship as they’re well respected and you can gain valuable experience while studying and earning a salary. I’m confident that having a Higher Apprenticeship will help with my career progression. In the future, I’d like to have a successful career in Supply Chain and have the opportunity to travel as part of my job. I want to be up there with the high flyers.”

Future First case studies

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