Warrington Collegiate student signs up to cadet programme

Warrington Collegiate

Warrington Collegiate

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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.” 

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