Business as usual for college’s Jordan

Jordan 3JORDAN Dalziel, 18, from Newport in Shropshire, studied a level three diploma in business at Stafford College before starting an apprenticeship with a local Marketing and PR company.

Here, Jordan explains why she chose Stafford College to start her career journey.

“Stafford College was one of the closest and easiest to access from where I live,” she said.

“I heard so many good stories about the college so decided to carry on my education there.
“When I read about the course it really intrigued me, I knew I would learn a lot of new skills as it was so varied and didn’t concentrate on just one subject, opening up several career choices.”

Jordan goes on to tell us about her tutors and the facilities at Stafford College.

“Over the two years I studied at the college, I had various tutors but they were all so kind and helpful and really supported me through my course, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am now.

“The college is such a good learning environment, the library has excellent resources and computer rooms.”

Jordan also explained how studying at Stafford College has helped her continue her studies through an apprenticeship.

“I am now studying a level four higher diploma in public relations where I learn directly on the job at a company called Changeworks Communications,” she said.

“My tutor helped me look for the right apprenticeship, I wanted to continue learning within an industry, instead of attending university.”

Asked about her current role and biggest achievements so far, Jordan said: “Within my role I am learning to write and distribute press releases, writing client reports, and creating my own blog.

“Every day is different and I am leaning so much.

“As I am new to my role I think my biggest achievement is gaining my level three qualification from Stafford College, all the skills I have learned on my course I’ve put into practice every day.”

Jordan also has a clear idea about her future aspirations, and gave some top tips for getting into her industry.

“My apprenticeship runs for 15 months, but once I’ve completed I want to carry on studying,” she said.

“I am determined to have a career and work my way to the top – learning all the way.

“I would advise anyone who wanted to get into the PR and marketing industry to definitely think about studying a business qualification.

“In my opinion, this opens so many career opportunities for you.

“Also, be determined and willing to learn. You have to push yourself to achieve and be the best, no one is going do it for you.”

Anyone interested in a business course is invited to come to Stafford College’s next open day or visit staffordcoll.ac.uk for more information.