Sussex Coast College Hastings

Sussex Coast College Hastings


A great qualification and full-time employment

James Martin, 21, completed a Level 3 Electrical Installations apprenticeship at Sussex Coast College Hastings

James Martin, 21, studied at Sussex Coast College Hastings four years ago before returning to the college to study an Electrical Installations apprenticeship in 2014. He has just completed the Level 3 course and has gone on to gain full-time employment, as an electrician, with the college.

“I’m so glad I came back to the college to start the apprenticeship. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” says James.

“I’m working full-time in a job I love doing and I’ve got a great qualification behind me.

“I knew an apprenticeship was the best way to take my career forward because I could learn everything I needed to know while doing the job. I was able to learn so much from the team I was working with, which really added to the academic side of the course. It’s really valuable to work alongside people who have years of experience working in that trade – which is something you just don’t get from a college course.”

“The college and the tutors are fantastic – I can’t praise them enough. They were so helpful right the way through the course and so supportive when securing my full-time role.”

“The apprenticeship has really opened up some many options for me and helped me start my career. From here, I can go on to study a Higher Apprenticeship and further my qualifications if I wanted to, which is basically degree level.”