Oxbridge Success!

Oxbridge 2018

We are thrilled that this year 15 of our students have received offers for Oxford and Cambridge universities. Our students have received 100 offers over the last five years for these two universities. We will be delighted to follow their progress as they move through the challenge and excitement of their studies and move on… Read More

Partner College students enjoy brilliant day at Runshaw’s Krypton Factor Event

On Wednesday 7th February, students from a number of local schools participated in the School of Science’s annual Krypton Factor event. The afternoon included a variety of events including ‘Cadaver’- an introduction to Forensic Entomology and the use of maggots in post mortem examinations, ‘CSI Cretaceous’– a detective based dinosaur adventure in which students used… Read More

Media Make-up visit Mac Pro

MAC Pro cosmetics store in Liverpool invited the level 3 media makeup students to attend a professional masterclass. Mac Makeup Artist and Product Specialist Sophie Chung educated the students on the current ‘on trend’ looks and shared some fantastic tips on makeup application techniques, product knowledge and how to become a successful, professional makeup artist… Read More

Roaring success for our new theatre season!

The dance show, Tonight We Dance, sold out 3 performances whilst the play, Fury, sold out 2 shows and just last week, the pantomime, Snow White, sold out 4 nights. This adds up to just over 1000 people attending the first 3 productions of the 2017-18 season with 7 more still to come between now… Read More

Peddling for Pudsey

Pudsey peddled into Runshaw on Tuesday 14 November to start our fundraising for this years BBC Children in Need campaign. Alongside Pudsey were stars of radio and TV from BBC Lancashire. Graham Liver and John Gillmore were cycling and cheered on by Ted Robbins, Richard Askham and the comedian, Steve Royle.         Suitably… Read More

Runshaw Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Apprenticeship Awards 2016

More than 140 guests celebrated the achievements of Apprentices from across Lancashire during the annual Apprenticeship Awards Evening. The event, hosted by Runshaw College, was held at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall on 7 June. With over 500 Apprentices recruited this year and more Apprentices nominated than ever before, judging was extremely tough this… Read More

Runshaw Careers Fair 2016

Over 300 Runshaw students visited the Careers Fair which was recently held at the Runshaw Euxton Lane Campus. The event was held in conjunction with North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and was attended by representatives from over 60 businesses across the county and beyond. The students gained an insight into the world of… Read More

Meaningful career for Business Apprentice at National Charity

Mawdesley-based charity, The Legacy Rainbow House, are reaping the benefits of a successful Runshaw Apprentice candidate. Amber Mitchell has been working as a Community Fundraiser at the organisation since 2014. In July last year, Amber commenced a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship via Runshaw. Her skills as a fundraiser have seen Amber progress quickly within her… Read More

Ministerial visit for RBC and the Science and Engineering Innovation Centre

Iain Duncan Smith at Runshaw College

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, recently visited our Science and Engineering Innovation Centre as it nears completion. Along with one of our Governors, Andy Pratt, and College Principal, Simon Partington, Iain Duncan Smith saw first hand how as a leading college, we are helping to equip the future workforce, and said: “I was impressed to see the high quality… Read More

Flying start for Finance Apprentices at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employs a number of Apprentices each year to work across a variety of roles within the organisation. Josh Ainsworth Brown, 21, started working within the organisation’s finance department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital in October. Having previously completed his A-Levels, Joshua is now undertaking his Association of Accounting… Read More

Leyland Trucks leads the way with bespoke development

Leading automotive manufacturing company, Leyland Trucks, has had over 60 of its employees completing Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 2 & 3 and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 4 qualifications over the last year via Runshaw College. John Keegan joined the company in 2007 as a Continuous Improvement Engineer, having previously worked in… Read More

Marc celebrates CMI Level 5

Marc Jackson

Marc Jackson started working at Leyland-based pet food manufacturer, Bamfords, 16 years ago as a Mill Operative. Having progressed well through the company, Marc is now Mill Manager, responsible for the daily operations, warehouse team and shop staff. To enable his career development within the business, Marc completed a Level 2 Team Leading NVQ and… Read More

Supplying the Skills With a Level 5 CMI Qualification

Having climbed her way up the career ladder at The Supplies House, Lisa Bowhay has gained skills and boosted her confidence with CMI qualifications. Lisa is the Northern Regional Manager at The Supplies House, a janitorial supplier to some of the UK’s largest contract cleaning companies. The business is based in London, with a Northern… Read More

Shannon’s career points North at Compass

18 year old Shannon Jolly joined Adlington-based Health & Safety Consultants, Compass, after leaving Parklands High School. Having completed Level 2 and Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship frameworks via Runshaw whilst working as an Administrator, Shannon has now been promoted to Health & Safety Coordinator. Compass’ Managing Director, Debbie Williams, is incredibly pleased with Shannon’s… Read More