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What our students say

We think our courses are pretty great but don't just take our word for it. Our students have been telling us all about their experiences at Bishop Burton College.

Tom Jackson - Apprentice

Subject Food

Since starting his Butchery apprentice journey in 2021 Tom has gone from strength to strength, building his skills, knowledge and understanding of the Butchery industry, to determine his interests lay in a more traditional butcher’s route. He is currently working as Executive Butcher and line manager at Timm Family Butchers and studying the Level 3 Advanced Butcher course to further augment his skills and has even met royalty!

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Miranda - Apprentice

Subject Animal Management

Miranda completed Level 2 and 3 Animal Care apprenticeships and is now at Bangor University studying Marine Biology and Oceanography. She credits her apprenticeship experience with developing invaluable skills and experience that gave her the confidence to progress onto a university internship and degree level study, as well as travelling independently to volunteer with a rehabilitation and release centre in Ecuador.

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Ashton Davies - Apprentice

Subject Food

Ashton is a Level 3 Butchery Apprentice with Cranswick Country Foods in Hull. When he started his apprenticeship, he had no prior knowledge of the industry but quickly found his feet and has grown in confidence and capability as a valued member of the Butchery team. He is now training to become a Production Line Manager alongside his apprenticeship and hopes to open his own Butchers shops in the future to support other young people with their career ambitions.

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Football academy player Kieron Walker in training

Kieron Walker

Subject Sport

Kieron Walker was influential in our football academy’s success in 2019/20, starting every match in our title-winning season. His excellent performances for Bishop Burton earned him an international call-up for England Colleges.

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Bradlee Radford, Apprentice

Subject Food

Bradlee is a Butchery Apprentice with Hull based Cranswick Country Foods, one of the largest pork producers in the UK. In addition to his budding skills as a butcher, Bradlee is also a rugby league star, having played for his country on a number of occasions. Cranswick have been incredibly supportive of his passion. 

“I have been very lucky with my butchery apprenticeship, because my employers have always supported me with my rugby career and have allowed me to train and tour with my country whenever needed.”

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Alex Countryside Management

Alex - Level 3 in Countryside Management

"I've found the Countryside Management course fascinating. I wanted to do something that was outdoors and a bit more physical. I’ve never wanted to do a job where you are inside all the time."

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