A WARRINGTON Collegiate student has already started building a promising future after being selected for the prestigious cadet programme with Laing O’Rourke.
Tom Heron, aged 17, had to undergo a rigourous selection process before he was offered the place on the course in Manchester.
He said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic, this is an amazing opportunity with such a fantastic company.
“There were over four hundred applicants for the cadet programme but only a few of us were awarded a place. I really enjoyed the challenge.”
As part of the cadet programme, Tom, who studied studying construction and the built environment at Warrington Collegiate, will be sponsored through a degree at Liverpool John Moores University where he will study part-time.
Lecturer Rob Holmes said: “Tom is an excellent example of our BTEC extended diploma in construction providing the technical route to university.
“He will join a growing number of talented alumni who have been successful in progressing to university to study for a degree as the starting point of a successful career.”
Tom added: “My family is really pleased for me and my tutors at college have supported and encouraged me throughout the selection process.
“The cadet programme is a fantastic way to start the next stage of my career.”