Case Studies - MK College

Case Studies

  1. Piccolo Bakery

    Jo Garvin, co-owner of Piccolo Bakery in Leighton Buzzard, says finding a work placement through MK College has been a huge credit to her business. She is now in the process of arranging a second placement to start early next year. Jo opened the bakery with her sister three years ago after identifying a need…

  2. Unity Place Partnership

    Nick Male, Executive Chef at Unity Place, Milton Keynes’ newest destination for dining, work and leisure, says he is looking forward to working closely with MK College to help recruit and train local talent. Unity Place has recently hired two of the College’s catering and hospitality students as apprentice commis chefs and is looking to…

  3. Whittlebury Park

    Kristina says the main strength of working with MK College over other providers is the College’s excellent communication and responsiveness. “The College staff are great at supporting us. They keep both me in the HR team and department line managers informed throughout the process, and are good at sending out reminders, which makes our lives…

  4. Jam Coding

    Jam Coding and MK College Team Up to Empower the Next Generation Katie-Jo Gracie, Regional Director at Jam Coding for Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire, describes working with MK College students as a ‘no brainer.’ Jam Coding’s involvement with the College began in January 2023, when Katie-Jo was invited to deliver a talk on diversity and…

  5. Aden Contracting

    Abby Garner, Sustainability Manager at Aden Contracting Ltd, a Bedford-based construction and engineering firm, says working with Milton Keynes College Group has been seamless and is helping them to drive diversity and bridge a skills gap. Aden Contracting has been working with MK College for just over a year, taking on six groundworker apprentices so…

  6. Encore Environment

    Rachel Rowley, Managing Director at waste management consultancy Encore Environment, describes working with the South Central Institute of Technology on sustainability, a live student project and apprenticeships as “truly collaborative”.

  7. Paul Gartside

    After studying at MK College, Paul Gartside’s career in IT has taken him all over the world and has now come full circle back to MK College, where he is Security and Data Analytics Coach and Curriculum Innovator at the South Central Institute Of Technology.

  8. Victoria Rouch

    IoT graduate Victoria Rouch says her HNC course gave her the confidence and skills boost she needed to kickstart an exciting new career in IT. She is now working as an Infrastructure Technician at Connells Group.

  9. Nelly

    To be a difference maker means to have a positive impact on others or the world. It means using your talents, skills, and resources to make a difference in the lives of others or to address important issues.