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Public Services Level 3 - Finlay

Finlay completed Public Services Level 3 at ESC and was excited to begin a career in the Armed Forces. He's now in the British Army, within the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. "As part of the household division, we are a dual role i...

Theatrical Make-Up HND - Amy

Amy’s journey at ESC started in 2015 when she started the Hair & Media Make-Up Level 2 course. Since then Amy has put in the hard work to recently complete her BA Hons (Top-Up) degree for Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up.&l...

Supported Internship Level 1 - Rylan

Rylan joined ESC on an Entry Level 1 course, progressing up through Entry Levels 2 and 3 before joining the Supported Internship at Level 1. Due to the pandemic, he was unable to complete the work placement element, so was keen to re-enrol again to g...

Teaching Apprenticeship - Andy

Applied Science Tutor Andy worked his way up through our CET, AET and DET courses, completing his Teacher Training through an Apprenticeship. "It fits into my goal of becoming a teacher and allows me far more experience than traditional...

ESOL Level 1 - Pamela

In her home country of Italy, Pamela chose a school specialising in languages, where she studied English, Spanish and French. She wanted to then come to the UK to improve her English before going to university. Pamela commented that the acti...

Public Services Level 1 - Rowan

Rowan originally enrolled on the Painting & Decorating course at East Surrey College and later decided to enrol onto the LEAP Programme through late enrolment.Whilst on LEAP, Rowan had the opportunity to build confidence in pre...

Business & IT - Jo-Ash

Jo-Ash initially joined us on Business Level 1 and progressed through IT Levels 2 and 3, to join our Internet Software Development FdSC. After leaving school, he initially chose ESC because of the opportunities offered by the College: &...

IT Level 3 - Alex

Former School: Congleton High School With the aim of seeking new opportunities and furthering her career prospects, Alex travelled down from her home in Cheshire to study in Redhill. When researching courses, she spoke to numerous Colle...

Sport Level 3 - Holly

Holly chose a practical Sport course to help move one step closer to her dream career of becoming a PE teacher. "I chose a BTEC over an A-level because I believed it would give me a more in-depth understanding of Sport, as the...

Business Level 3 - Livia

Whilst studying at GCSE level, Livia was inspired by her Business teacher and was passionate about pursuing Business with the hope of starting her own company. She chose ESC due to the location but also having heard positive recommendations ...

LEAP - Thomas

Thomas originally joined East Surrey College on the Motor Vehicle Entry Level Diploma.Thomas had heard many great things about the College and came to look around forthe first time at the facilities. Shortly after oining, he decided to take a stu...

LEAP - Sophie

Sophie applied to East Surrey College as she found the learning style more suited to her and enrolled on Health and Social Care Level 2, but after hearing about LEAP, Sophie decided this would be more suitable to help boost her motivation and confide...

LEAP - Khyl

Khyl joined East Surrey College to take on a new adventure in a new area, havingcompleted his secondary education in Croydon. Khyl originally joined the College ona Construction course but found this wasn’t the right pathway for him. He dec...

Sport Level 3 - Megan

Megan always had a huge passion for Sport which is why she wanted to study this in her further education. From a young age she would do gymnastics and play hockey in her spare time, and even began coaching gymnastics to others when she was old enough...

Applied Science Level 3 - Jhalak

When Jhalak came to an Open Event at East Surrey College to get more information about the Science courses, she knew this would be the best place to continue her studies. She was excited about the progression routes the College could offer her, and w...

IT Level 3 - Murtaz

Former School: Greenshaw High SchoolAfter completing his GCSEs, Murtaz enrolled onto IT Level 2, after which he then studied Business Level 2, before his current course, IT Level 3! He's on his first year of the course, and initially cho...

Aviation Operations Level 3 - Shaydon

Former School: Carshalton Boys Sports CollegeShaydon played football for his school team as well as with Raynes Park Vale FC but he has always been interested in aviation, particularly a career in Air Traffic Control. He a...

Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 - Billy

Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 student Billy made a positive impression at his work experience interview and was subsequently offered a five-day placement with the Gatwick Hangar 6 Programme with British Airways.Billy was able to experienc...

Health and Social Care Level 1 Diploma - Owen

Owen began studying Motor Vehicle School Links programme at East Surrey College and moved onto a Health & Social Care course. Whilst studying, he gained some work experience at the YMCA. He commented that he ‘really enjoys working there and...

Childcare Level 2 - Lauren

Former School: Hazelwick School Lauren studied Child Development as one of her subjects at Hazlewick School before coming to East Surrey College to study Childcare. She wanted to study Childcare as she is passionate about working with young child...

Aviation Operations Extended Diploma BTEC Level 3 - Alfie

Alfie is studying on our Aviations Level 3 course and was offered the opportunity of work experience with Airbus.In December Alfie undertook a week long virtual work experience, during the week he discovered various aspects of the company fr...

Photography HND - Noelle

Our student Noelle was happy to tell us all about her experience studying a Higher National Diploma in Photography at ESC. “Open discussion has always been encouraged on my course – the support network within the Colleg...

HR Apprenticeship - Charlotte

Charlotte is an HR Apprentice with Schlumberger, completing her training at ESC. She’s loving discovering the world of HR and really enjoys being able to learn on the job, getting to grips with different procedures and building her relationship...

HNC Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship - Charlie

After completing his A Levels, Charlie joined us at ESC, where he completed Engineering Levels 1 & 2, followed by an Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship and his current course, the Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship. ESC was Charlie's loc...

IT Apprenticeship - Michael

Michael joined ESC straight after GCSEs, and after enjoying Computer Science GCSE he knew he wanted to study IT."I've been interested in IT since I was young, and the course is a good step to help pursue a career."He was gr...

Customer Services Level 3 Apprenticeship - Jake

Jake started his career journey with a Customer Services Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, which he found helped him to build transferable customer related skills. For Jake, an Apprenticeship allowed him the opportunity ...

Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship - Lucy

Former School: Therfield School, LeatherheadAfter finishing Sixth Form, Lucy knew that she didn't want to go to university and started researching career options. She came across Apprenticeships and thought that it sounded like the perfe...

Theatrical, Media & Special Effects Make-Up HND - Emily

Aspiring Make-Up Artist Emily joined us on Hair & Media Level 2 after a friend had recommended the College to her. Emily chose to come to ESC for Level 2  and then progressed up to Fashion & Media Make-Up Level 3.“I didn’...

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 - Jonah

Jonah enjoyed Design & Technology at school, particularly being able to create a miniature chair, experimenting with new construction skills. When considering his options for College, Jonah was undecided between Brickwork and Carpentry and visite...

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 - Abbie

After experimenting with mechanisms in Design & Technology GCSE, Abbie knew she wanted to pursue something practical, taking after her father, a retired Carpenter. She also took part in a Carpentry & Joinery session as part of a Taster D...

Film & TV Production Level 3 - Leo

Leo is our Student Union President for 2020/21 and joined ESC after finishing his GCSEs at Royal Alexandra and Albert School. He loved Art and Computer classes at school and was able to combine his two passions by studying Film & TV Production!...

Health & Social Care Level 3 - Maria

Former School: Harris Academy, PurleyMaria chose to study at the College as it provided her with the opportunity to gain work experience in the industry. She's always had an aspiration to work within Health & Social Care as a Social Worke...

Hairdressing Level 2 - Megan

Megan chose to study a Hairdressing course, as she had always been interested in hair and beauty, and had heard good things about the facilities. She's loved the course so far, commenting that "I love it more than I thought I would. It ...

Painting & Decorating Level 2 - Max

Max started at ESC on the Springboard programme, which gave him the opportunity to try out Carpentry, Brickwork and Painting & Decorating. He really enjoyed the Painting & Decorating elements in particular and progressed to Pai...

Access to Science Level 3 - James

Former School: Hartpury CollegeJames is currently studying Geology at Durham University, after progressing from hisAccess to Science course at ESC. He knew he wanted to study Science at university, and so chose to study a science-based course a...

Business Level 3 & FdA - Dale

After failing GCSE and A Level Business Studies, Dale was determined to pursue his interest in business and get a qualification. He joined ESC on the Business Level 3 course, whilst also taking his English GCSE.Whilst on the Level 3 courses,...

Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Level 3/4 Apprenticeship - Faiszarn

Former School: Westfield Academy, WatfordFaiszarn is currently on an Engineering Apprenticeship, working at University College London (UCL), whilst completing his training through East Surrey College. He was shortlisted at The BAME Apprentic...

FIlm & TV Production - Ella

Ella enjoyed IT GCSE and knew that she wanted to do something creative, and decided to challenge her skills with Film & TV Production. "I choose this particular course as I really enjoyed video editing and wanted...

Public Services Level 3 - Freya

Freya is an extremely motivated student, and is on track to achieve a DM grade for Year 1 of her course. She actively participates in student-led community based events such as helping a local outdoor centre and taking part in the 2019 Remembran...

Mechanical Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship - Myles

Myles took on an Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering with East Surrey College and is now in his second year of studies for his Level 4 qualification. Having completed his GCSEs at The Warwick School and A Levels at Reiga...

Aviation Operations Level 3 - James

Past student James came back with his employer, Smart Aviation to speak to current students, sitting in the same classroom that he had been in as an ESC student. James had initially chosen to study at ESC, as he had been researching Aviation...

Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship - Louis

Louis is currently undertaking an Apprenticeship with True Electrical Ltd, where he supports the installation and maintenance of electrical systems, adhering to health and safety standards.  As a benefit of his Apprenticeship, Loui...

HR Apprenticeship - Sian

Sian, like many others, had not heard much about the Apprenticeship pathway, but further research led her to “to discover that [it was] something I was interested in and wanted to pursue a career in [and] offered an alternative to the Universit...

HR Level 3 Apprenticeship - Charlotte

Charlotte is passionate about a career in HR, and decided that an Apprenticeship would be a great step to providing a practical insight into the industry.She’s completing her Level 3 HR Support qualification with Schlumberger Oilfield UK PL...

Beauty Therapy Level 3 - Jamie

Aspiring Beauty Therapist Jamie joined East Surrey College on Beauty Therapy Level 1, and progressed up through Level 2 to Level 3. She now has a part-time job at Lifeline Beauty Salon in Redhill, and shared her experience of the course at College:&n...

Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry Level - Reece

Former School: Homeschooled Reece is a keen kart racer, and chose to study a Motor Vehicle course to "learn about the technical side of racing" and support his passion.He first went karting whilst on holiday in 2013, and f...

Public Services Level 3 - Ryan

As part of the national Pearson BTEC Awards for 2019, Ryan was nominated by his tutor and won the BTEC Gold Award for Public Services Student of the Year! Ryan was nominated for his outstanding work and dedication to his course.Ryan also led the ...

Business Level 3 - Chantelle

Current position: Renewal Advisor, Plan Insurance BrokersChantelle initially enrolled on Aviation Operations Level 2, before deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in business, and went on to study Business Levels 2 and 3. She feels...

Business Level 3 - Callum

Current Position: Sales and Marketing Apprentice, GoogleDuring his Business Level 3 course, Callum heard from Iconic Digital as part of Raising Aspirations Week. The digital marketing agency presented on their role in the industry and Callum shar...

Bricklaying Apprentice - Rory

Rory is studying towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification, and works as a Bricklaying Apprentice with Engie, an energy and services company.He has seen great success at various competitions in 2019, as his passion for the industr...

Public Services Level 3 - Beth

Former school: Warlingham School Beth visited East Surrey College at an Open Event and said that "it felt right - I could see myself here." Her choice to enrol onto Public Services was easy, as she takes part in Cadets twi...

Travel & Tourism Level 3 - Adam

Former School: Knole AcademyAdam was Travel & Tourism Level 3 Student of the Year in his first year of the course, and was one of 5 Aviation, Travel & Tourism students to receive an invite to visit Gatwick Airport in October 2019.&nb...

Sport Level 3 - Michael

Former School: Millom School, CumbriaMichael moved down to Redhill after finishing education in Cumbria. He was looking for further options to compliment his passion for Sport and "ESC appealed to me, due to the sport-specific courses t...

Business Level 3 - Reece

Reece originally enrolled onto Film & TV, but was interested in the creative side of the business industry and later began Business Level 3.“Being able to focus on one course really appealed to me – I think that’s a real adv...

Origins Creative Arts Festival 2019 - Marina, Jack, James and Lucas

Reigate School of Art students; Marina, Jack, James and Lucas enjoyed the exciting opportunity to exhibit their work at Origins Creative Arts Festival in July, held at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.This annual celebration of work by ...

Cabin Crew Level 2 - Lucy

Former student Lucy studied Travel & Tourism at school and knew that she wanted to work towards a career in Cabin Crew. "I've always had a passion for travel, and Cabin Crew was the perfect way for me to work and do what I love....

Foundation Art & Design Level 4 - Afred

After finishing A Levels, Alfie wasn't sure of which pathway to take, and upon visiting an Open Event at East Surrey College, he was impressed with the Reigate School of Art, commenting that "I like the vibe - it seemed like an independent a...

Health & Social Care Level 3 - Brenda

Brenda had a place at her school's Sixth Form, but decided that College was more suited to her work style, and enrolled on Childcare Level 2: “At that point, I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew I enjoyed working with chil...

IT Level 3 - William

William chose ESC as it allowed him to join even though he left school with few qualifications. He has now gained Maths and English GCSEs, which he is very grateful to have achieved through College. Will initially joined Business Level 1, be...

Childcare Level 3 - Faith

Faith initially joined East Surrey College on a School Links Hairdressing programme, but changed to Childcare Level 3 as she knew she wanted to work with children and "the course would introduce me to a wider range of jobs available." ...

Childcare Level 3 - Elizabeth

Elizabeth visited various college Open Events, and decided that ESC was best suited to her career aspirations and found that: “ESC was so much more welcoming and friendly – I was excited to start the course and be part of the fam...

IT Level 3 - Tom

Tom initially spent a year at another college, working towards A-Levels, before transferring to East Surrey College, where he found that:“The teaching at ESC was so much better – everything was taught from ground level and the course ...

IT Level 3 - Charlie

Charlie discovered the IT course at a College Open Event, where he found that: “The teachers went through the course content in a lot of detail and explained how it’s all coursework based – which I prefer. The college also ...

Childcare Level 3 - Lily

Lily joined ESC on Childcare Level 2, after missing a Maths GCSE Pass by one mark! Determined to continue towards the Level 3 qualification, she found that "it definitely helped me feel more ready for Level 3, as I gained a lot of knowledge.&quo...

Beauty Therapy Level 3 - Rochelle

After visiting an Open Event, Rochelle was impressed with the facilities at East Surrey College and initially enrolled on Art & Design Level 3. She then moved to the Beauty Therapy course and progressed from Level 2 to Level 3. Her Colle...

Public Services Level 3 - Georgina

Georgina joined ESC from de Stafford School, after visiting the College at an Open Event, and chose to explore Public Services as she wanted to do something "different and practical - I'm not a fan of exams!"The course gives Georgin...

Engineering HNC Apprenticeship - Liberty

After finishing her A Levels, Liberty spent six months in Germany, interning at a law firm, and then returned back to the UK to pursue her passion for Engineering, and career that runs in her family. In Sept 2017, she joined the four-year En...

Access to Social Work Level 3 - Maria

Despite enrolling late on the Access to Social Work Level 3 course, Maria was quick to catch up due to her determination and passion for the subject, after taking Health & Social Care for GCSE."I was considering a gap year but decided th...

Access to Social Work Level 3 - Matthew

Matthew joined East Surrey College from Boston College in Lincolnshire, where he studied Health & Social Care. Throughout his course, his part-time work as a care assistant in a residential dementia facility helped him to realise that &q...

Supported Internship - Hannah

A Supported Internship is a chance to build up confidence and gain independence, and was the path chosen by Hannah, who started the course in 2017.Hannah began by working 2 days a week in the College shop, which allowed her to develop key retail ...

Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up Level 3 - Kirsten

Only a few months into 2019, and Theatrical and Special Effects Make-Up Level 3 Kirsten has seen success on a national level!In February, she competed at the prestigious Warpaint Magazine competition, which took place at the P...

Applied Science (Forensic) Level 3 - Callum

Callum initially joined East Surrey College on a Public Services course, as his chosen route of science was not yet available. His decision to study at ESC was helped by location, but also with a visit to an Open Event, where he remarked tha...

Engineering Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship - James

James, an Engineering Apprentice working at Gatwick Airport, was recently awarded an IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) bursary, which will support him throughout his studies. The award comes following his work as a STEM Amba...

Film & TV Production Level 3 - Michael

Michael put together a fantastic video titled ‘My Stammer is Me,’ for his final project. Drawing on his personal experience, he wanted to “change perceptions on stammering”.The 30 minute film featured Michael talking ...

Art & Design UAL Foundation Diploma - Sophie

Alumni student Sophie recently celebrated the launch of her book, ‘Alienated’, at Reigate Library. The illustrated children’s book started as a project during her foundation year at ESC and tackles the subjec...

Art & Design Level 1 - Taylor

Students on the Level 1 course were tasked by London-based FBM Architects with a professional brief: design a contemporary London arts centre, using pencil and the two-point perspective technique. Taylor impressing FBM Architects with his de...

Sound & Music Production Level 3 - Teide

Talented songwriter Teide, has been playing gigs in Surrey, Liverpool and London, impressing audiences with her guitar and vocal style.  She progressed from Music Production Level 2 to Sound and Music Production Level 3 and has recorded many...

Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up HND - Kallisti

Former School: The Gatwick SchoolKallisti was placed 2nd at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) 2018 National Finals in the ‘Prosthetics’ Category. With a passion for prosthetics, Kallisti worked with Thorpe ...

Sound and Music Production Level 3 - Jack

Jack is a very talented songwriter, guitarist and vocalist who is studying Sound and Music Production Level 3. Jack plans to progress onto university having received offers from Westminster, Bournemouth and Southampton to study Music Pe...

Sound and Music Production HND - Harry

Harry studied Sound and Music Production at Reigate School of Art and was one of a handful of successful applicants selected for a BBC Apprenticeship in Broadcast Engineering.Alongside the Apprenticeship, Harry completed a three year BSc degree a...

Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up HND - Hannah

Hannah currently works at East Surrey College as a Technician, assisting students on the Theatrical, Media & Special Effects Make-Up HND course. She started out as a student at the College, enrolling on Beauty Therapy Level 2, and progressing to ...

Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship - Ethan

Ethan first visited East Surrey College as part of a Taster day with his former school, de Stafford. He then spent a summer helping out with landscaping work, and spent one week gaining plumbing experience. This sparked a desire to pursue a plumbing ...

Business Management FdA - Alam

Alam came from a background of science-based A Levels and decided to retrain for a career in Business. After phoning the College and asking to speak with the Director of HE, she "felt excited! He was really clear on what the c...

Business Admin Level 2 Apprenticeship - Amber

The summer before starting her Business Level 2 course at East Surrey College, Amber undertook an internship as a Personal Assistant in a Human Resources team. This is what affirmed her desire to pursue a career in business, and she enrolled on a Bus...

Business Level 3 - Lydia

Lydia left ESC with a Business Level 3 qualification, going on to Aston University to study Marketing, after being awarded a scholarship based on her College grade.Her favourite elements of the College courses include working alongside other...

Art & Design Level 2 - Jake

Former de Stafford School pupil Jake had his work featured at the OXO Tower Wharf in London, as part of the eighth annual Origins Creative Arts Festival. Now on Art & Design Level 2, Jake was delighted to see his work displayed amongst work from ...

Photography HND - Emily

Emily joined East Surrey College after taking a year out from studying at Reigate College - she had heard great things from friends at ESC about the facilities and teaching and enrolled on Art & Design Level 3. "I was really impress...

Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up HND - Kelly

Alumni student Kelly was attracted to East Surrey College as "it is a new building with updated equipment and fantastic facilities, and offered more practical courses." She enrolled on the Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up ...

HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprentice - Elliott

After leaving school, Elliott started looking for Engineering jobs, but the lack thereof led him to explore other avenues, particularly Apprenticeships. He found an opportunity at Gatwick Airport Limited, which “fitted [him] perfectly,” a...

Painting & Decorating Level 3 Apprentice - Jo

Jo’s route to a Construction Apprenticeship began with an Art & Design course at East Surrey College, she enjoyed the creative freedom and decided to join the Level 1 Painting & Decorating course at College. Whilst on the course, someon...

Painting & Decorating Level 3 Apprentice - Alex

Alex’s experience with painting and decorating at home developed into a desire to pursue a career in the industry. She had studied Art, but didn't want to stay on for Sixth Form, and discovered the Apprenticeship path - choosing to earn whi...

Art & Design Foundation Studies UAL Level 4 - Alfred

After finishing A Levels, Alfie wasn't sure of which pathway to take, and upon visiting an Open Event at East Surrey College, he was impressed with the Reigate School of Art, commenting that "I like the vibe - it seemed like an independent a...

Music Performance & Production Level 3 - Shola

Shola chose to study music as she feels it is a great “creative output for emotions”. She is really enjoying her course and commented that “the tutors have a lot of knowledge, and it’s the most support I’ve ever had&rdqu...

Art & Design Level 3 - Rebecca

Rebecca spent just a year learning English before she joined the College, and after studying Art & Design in Milan, knew that this was the pathway she wanted to take. Upon visiting ESC for the first time, she remarked “It felt right [&helli...

Sport Level 2 - Stephanie

Former School: The Ashcombe SchoolStephanie has been doing kickboxing for 10 years and for the past 6 years has been in Team GB. Once a year she travels internationally with Team GB and several times a year with her club team for competitions....

Skills for Independence and Work - Luke

Luke’s love of cycling has taken him from bike-riding at a young age, to the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. He has been chosen to represent Team GB at the Games, which take place in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi. This is a huge achievement...

ESOL Entry Level - Petra

Petra joined East Surrey College after moving from her home country of Hungary, and speaking very little English. “I could say yes, no, thank you… that was about it!”Despite initially joining at ESOL Entry Level 1, her dedicati...

Theatrical, Media & Special Effects Make-Up HND - Kallisti

Former School: The Gatwick School During her time at College, Kallisti has taken the opportunity to take part in many external projects and competitions. Most recently, she was placed 2nd at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AH...

Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 - Solomon

Solomon is employed as an Apprentice with Halfords. He enjoys the balance of work and College.“I wanted to learn in the workplace.”Solomon commented that the practical tasks he performs as part of his Apprenticeship are reflected ...

Brickwork Level 1 - Peter

A few months into his Brickwork Level 1 course, Peter won a competition testing his ability to follow a brief of building a ‘Stretcher bond wall with attached piers’, taking into account all health and safety requirements.Seven Brickw...

Business Level 3 - Veronica

Veronica first came to ESC to study ESOL in 2014, shortly after arriving in the UK from Moldova. She chose the College as it had a good reputation, modern facilities and was close to where she had just moved. She considered studying Tra...

Motor Vehicle Apprentice Level 3 - Alex

Alex had worked part-time at Epsom Car Care for 2 1/2 years before deciding that he wanted to get officially qualified, and chose to do an Apprenticeship, after completing his Level 1 at ESC.He knew the college had a good reputation and, as ...

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 - Aaron

After enjoying a Taster Day at the College in Year 10, Aaron chose Carpentry & Joinery, as the experience confirmed the type of career he wanted to pursue.Aaron had the opportunity to complete a week’s work experience the summer before ...

Sport Level 2 - Georgie

Former School: Cheam High School“I first started kicking a ball at the age of 3.”Football fan Georgie has been able to dedicate time at College to his passion: sports coaching. He joined ESC on Life Skills Entry Level 2, and Georg...

Theatrical Make-Up HND - Marta

Marta moved from Italy to England 4 years ago, and developed her English whilst studying at Kingston College, as she had struggled to find courses in Italy that suited her passion for make-up. Equipped with the technical vocabulary, she started Highe...

Mechanical Engineering Level 3 - Alice

Alice followed in her brother’s footsteps, after hearing good things about the College, and enrolled on the Mechanical Engineering course.She enjoys having a flexible timetable so that she can balance her time at College with independent st...

Sport Level 2 - Kane

Kane chose Sport as he is an active person looking to eventually become a professional basketball player. He enjoys how active the Sports course is but also likes learning the theory behind sports science and anatomy. He enjoys meeting new peo...

Electrical Engineering Level 3 - Marios

Marios progressed to a top London University following graduation and has embarked on a career in software engineering.“Attending ESC helped me build the foundation of my career. Before my studies here I was still unaware of what I wanted t...

Public Services Level 3 - Georgia

Georgia really enjoyed her time at ESC. Her favourite aspect of the course was learning to be disciplined and working as part of a team. She has been very active within the Student Union and was elected President and Student Governor in her fi...

Painting & Decorating Level 2 - Nyomi

Nyomi started on a Traineeship programme which offered her the option of sampling various subject areas. She particularly enjoyed Painting & Decorating and has progessed on to Level 2 in that area. She commented  that “th...

Painting & Decorating Level 1 - Abbie

Abbie chose a Traineeship as she thought it would be a good way to develop skills that would help her find a career. She said “I really like that we do something different all the time and the tutors are really good at encouraging us. ...

Cabin Crew Level 2 - Cameron

Cameron enjoyed spending two days with British Airways during national work experience week.  He was able to chat to pilots, engineers and other staff about their job roles and what it’s like working for the company. Along with fe...

BTEC Level 3 Sport - Ben

Ben proved to be an excellent football player and enjoyed representing the College in the highly competitive Surrey Sixth Form Football League.Ben was awarded Player of the Year for his leadership skills and comitment, helping the ESC team to 2nd p...

Cabin Crew Level 2 - Harley

Harley enjoyed spending two days with British Airways during national work experience week.  She was able to chat to pilots, engineers and other staff about their job roles and what it’s like working for the company. A...

IT Level 3 - Richard

Richard originally started at ESC on the Kick Start programme. He progressed on to Business Admin and then IT Level 2 before his current course. He developed a passion for IT and his tutors helped him select the right course for him. Richard’s ...

Foundation Diploma Accounting & Business - Ella

Ella took part in a competition at Canon UK to design a campaign that encourages ‘Generation Z’ to use more cameras. The Challenge was to develop work related skills and provide exposure to the business environment. Ella and her ...

Art & Design Foundation Studies UAL Level 4 - Thomas

Following his Foundation Diploma at Reigate School of Art, Thomas went on to study Fine Art; Painting (BA) at Camberwell College of Arts.He has exhibited his contemporary artwork at various galleries including the ICA in London and The Bluecoat i...

Foundation Diploma Accounting & Business - Arlin

Arlin took part in a competition at Canon UK to design a campaign that encourages ‘Generation Z’ to use more cameras. The Challenge was to develop work related skills and provide exposure to the business environment. Arlin and he...

Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 - Billy

British Airways offered Aeronautical Engineering Level 3 student Billy a five-day placement with their Gatwick Airport Hangar 6 Programme after making a positive impression at his work experience interview.Billy was able to experience working wit...

Construction Level 3 - Lewis

Lewis studied Construction Level 3 at ESC and was delighted to secure an Apprenticeship as a Trainee Site Supervisor with national builder – Buxton Building Contractors Limited.Lewis has made good progress commenting: “since the begin...

Public Services Level 3 - Charlotte

Charlotte chose Public Services at ESC as she preferred the vocational route rather than A-levels.Charlie really enjoyed the course and particularly liked the practical elements such as leadership tasks, water sports and fitness.A big highlig...

IT Level 3 - Matheus

IT student Matheus enjoyed a week of work experience at Canon UK where he was given an introduction to all aspects of the business. As part of a competition at Canon, Matheus had to successfully build a digital marketing strategy to market a...

Art & Design Foundation Studies UAL Level 4 Diploma - Halina

Halina North studied University of the Arts London Awarding Body Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at East Surrey College before progressing to Edinburgh College of Arts. She flourished during Graduate Fashion Week 2017 and walk...

Vocational Studies Entry Level 3 - Georgie

Former School: Cheam High SchoolGeorgie chose the course as he liked the focus on employability and working skills. He really enjoys the fitness aspect of his course which involves cooking, learning about healthy eating and why it’s ...

Applied Science Level 3 - Anne

Having studied for A-Levels, Anne decided that vocational study was a much better fit for her way of learning. She found the course: “great fun with lots of variety and work to do,” especially the criminology aspect of the course where ev...

Level 3 Public Services course - Ellen

Ellen studied at the College for three years; which included completing a Level 3 Public Services course.“The opportunity to excel in academic and other areas is what drew me to the College, and my passion for education and its benefits has...

Beauty Therapy & Spa - Ellie

Ellie has started an exciting career within the skincare industry and is currently working for Dermalogica as a training specialist.Ellie was inspired by the different skincare companies that visited the College and knew this was the direction sh...

Level 3 Business Diploma - Rebecca

Rebecca progressed to the Business Foundation Degree (FdA) from the Level 3 Business Diploma at East Surrey College. During her Level 3 course Rebecca was selected to work on a part-time work placement in the HR department at Winterbotham Darby. The ...

Level 3 IT Software Development - Jack

Jack completed Level 3 IT Software Development with a triple distinction.Web solution agency Monochrome visited the College to give the students an overview of the cutting edge tools they use. Jack used the opportunity to approach the company gai...

Level 3 Sport - Millie

Level 3 Sport student Millie was elected as an Activity Champion at the College and was recommended for a coaching job at Chelsea Disabled FC after accumulating over 40 hours of coaching volunteering.Millie plans to continue studying at ESC on th...

Level 3 Public Services - Aaron

Aaron joined the Army as a recruit in February 2014 after studying Level 3 Public Services. He completed various assignments at College including Government, Citizenship, Leadership and Discipline which gave him the edge over his peers in his Ph...

Supported Learning - Zoe

Zoe started in Supported Learning six years ago, lacking confidence in her abilities. During her time at the College, with the support of her tutors, Zoe has made outstanding progress moving from Supported Learning in to Health and Social Care.Zo...

Kick Start Programme - Aaron

Aaron joined the Kick Start programme in 2012 having moved from another area. He admits that while he was at school he struggled to settle down and as a result his behaviour suffered.He lacked confidence in his abilities but through the support o...

Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up - Faye

Faye received the Special Achievement Award - Certificate of Excellence for her HND. During her course, Faye competed against professionals and was placed in several national competitions.She is currently working in the new Estee Lauder pop-up st...

Level 3 Nail Technology Diploma - Sarah

Sarah has had an exceptional year at the college, completing Level 3 Nail Technology in June 2013 and competing in a variety of national competitions.The quality of the teaching and support provided by tutors along with Sarah’s creativity, ...

Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Jake

Jake completed his Level 1 Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and his talent was spotted by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council when he applied for a job through their Young Workers Scheme. Although they did not have a Vehicle Maintenance App...

Level 3 Extended Diploma In Mechanical Engineering - Mohammed

Mohammed wanted to gain formal qualifications and experience so joined the College in 2010 enrolling on a PEO in Engineering. Coming from Afghanistan, the opportunities to study there were limited; since joining the College, Mohammed has also gained ...

Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce - Alison

Alison was awarded Student of the Year for Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce. She completed a work placement in her first year at Furzefield Primary School and was asked back in her second year on the course. She is hoping to work...

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care - Louise

Louise completed her Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care with distinction. She has been an exemplary student going above and beyond what was required.“The course at East Surrey College offered everything I needed. With the excellent s...

IT Software Development Level 3 - Daniel

Former School: Sutton Grammar School for BoysDaniel chose to study at East Surrey College as he felt the Level 3 course was more relevant to what he wanted to do as a career rather than the ‘A’ level equivalent at his previous sc...

Graphic Design And Illustration HND - Lauren

Lauren was selected to work in collaboration with The Reigate Society to commemorate its 60th Anniversary with a permanent sculpture in Reigate Priory Park. Her winning design was selected from over 50 students from local schools and colleges; it is ...

Music Production Student Composes Track to Promote New Novel - Jack

Sound & Music Production student Jack has been commissioned by publishers Curious Fox to produce a piece of music inspired by a new novel; Half my Facebook Friends are Ferrets by local author Jackie Buckle from Reigate. The book is about a f...

Bench Joinery Level 2 - Alex

Alex, a Level 2 Bench Joinery student impressed the judges at the Young Start Up Talent competition with his bespoke skateboard business idea. Alex secured a place in the finals of the competition that aims to support 16 – 25 year old entrepren...

Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 - Jason

Jason completed his BTEC Level 3 in Travel & Tourism and has been offered a full-time position with BA as cabin crew. Whilst at ESC, Jason also studied Level 2 NCFE in Cabin Crew to supplement his studies as he wanted to differentiate himself fro...

Aviation Operations Level 3 National Diploma - Joe, Andrea and Andrew

Joe, Andrea and Andrew studied on the Aviation Operations Level 3 National Diploma 5 years ago. Since completing the course here at East Surrey College they have progressed either on to Higher Education or are in employment within the Aviat...

Aviation Operations Level 3 - Richard

Richard first studied Level 2 Travel & Tourism at East Surrey College as a route to the Level 3 Aviation Operations course. He is described by his tutor as being hardworking and was awarded Level 3 Aviation Operations Student of the Year in his f...

Foundation Diploma Art & Design - Joe

Joe completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at East Surrey College in June 2011. Joe’s final project was selected to be manufactured and installed as the focal point at the front of the College.The 6 metre high raw steel s...

Art Design Level 3 - Oliver

Level 3 Art & Design student Oliver had his winning artwork framed and displayed in the Epoch Art Gallery’s window in Redhill.The Extended Diploma in Art and Design students visited the Gallery to find out about the commercial aspects o...

Photography Level 3 - Aimee

Aimee has always had an interest in art and photography and was initially planning to study A Levels but due to personal circumstances the A Level route was not a viable option. After meeting with the photography tutor at the College, she found that ...

Sound & Music Production Level 3 - Michaela

Michaela has been offered the Maud Tyler Scholarship to study Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours degree at Westminster University in September 2015. This is the first time a student from the College has been offered this sought after scholarsh...

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