Michal is a Polish student who joined the course straight from school having completed A Levels and a Subsidiary Diploma in Construction at Northern Regional College in partnership with St Joseph’s College in Coleraine. During his first year Michal started a work placement with Bell Architects in Ballymoney organised by the College. Michal continues to work for Bell Architects as well as studying as a parttime student in Year 2 of the course.
Breena is currently employed in the Development department of Triangle Housing Association in Ballymoney and is a student in our current second year group. Breena already holds a degree in another discipline and has enrolled on the Foundation Degree in Building Technology and Management as part of her Continual Professional Development. Sponsored by Triangle to complete this course, it is envisioned that the skills, knowledge and qualifications gained will allow Breena to apply for future promotions within the organisation.
Rodney hails from Limavady and is currently employed by CSS (Construction Supervisory Services) based in Newtownabbey as a Project Supervisor (Electrical and Mechanical). Rodney ran his own M&E Company for fifteen years prior to moving to his current position with CSS. He hopes that the Foundation Degree will allow him to gain a sound academic platform from which to advance in his professional life.
"While studying Beauty Therapy at NRC, I was able to further my professional development by working part-time in local beauty salon Shek Goddess. Here I gained valuable experience about the beauty industry, client care and what it takes to be a good beauty therapist. Then I worked for a short time on a cruise ship, after doing intensive training at the Steiner academy in London. Here I further developed my skills in face and body treatments, massage, retailing, and developed new skills in public speaking. I gained certificates in both Elemis and La Therapie cosmeceutical skincare. Working on the ship was both demanding andrewarding and I feel I have developed both personally and professionally.
In the future I would love to continue learning and do further training in make up artistry. Further down the line I would also consider doing an HND in beauty therapy. But ultimately I want to be a great beauty therapist."