Dancing Success for Wickersley Student, Ruma Baker

Dancing Success for Wickersley Student, Ruma Baker

We are so proud to share the success of Ruma Baker, Year 9 student at Wickersley School, who is doing incredibly well with her dancing. 

She has only recently begun her journey with dancing, having transitioned from gymnastics to ballroom and Latin, and has just started competing with her first competitive partner, Christopher Buttle.

Together, they make a fantastic partnership, already making the top 7 in the Under 16s category in the UK – in both ballroom and Latin.

With their passion and work ethic, they hope to be in the finals very soon, which is absolutely amazing for a partnership formed only this year!

They will begin training in the Ukraine and Italy later this year to further develop their skills. 

This determination and resilience embodies what we want to see in the ‘Wickersley Way’. 

Wickersley School, Wickersley Partnership Trust and the Wickersley community wish you both all the best. 

You can follow their dance journey on Facebook and Instagram.

Apprenticeship of the Week - Apprentice Autocare Technician (Kwik-Fit)

Apprenticeship of the Week - Apprentice Autocare Technician (Kwik-Fit)

Job Title
Apprentice Autocare Technician

Who would I work for?
Kwik-Fit UK

What does the role involve?
You’ll learn to work with all kinds of makes and models of cars! Working alongside a qualified technician, you‘ll:
Replace and refit defective tyres including repairs and wheel balancing
Maintain high levels of Health and Safety within your centre
Demonstrate the fundamentals of vehicle systems including steering and suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and air-conditioning
Learn how to deliver a ‘Kwik Fit’ experience to all our customers
Carry out safety inspections and routine maintenance to a high specification

How much will I be paid?
Annual wage: £8,831.00 – £13,473.00

How long is the apprenticeship?
As an apprentice on this fast paced, two-year Apprentice programme you will learn all of the skills to become a top Autocare Technician. Once you’ve achieved your apprenticeship at the end of a 27-month program, you’ll become a fully-fledged Kwik Fit technician with a guaranteed job.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?
Minimum 4-9 in GCSE English language and maths.

What training will they give me?
You must be prepared to stay away from home whilst attending training at our Training Academies. Training can be for up to 5 consecutive nights at one of our state-of-the-art Training Academies in Derby, Broxburn, Harlow and Reading for 15 separate weeks over the 27-month programme. All training costs including travel, hotel, breakfast and evening meal will be covered. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship qualifications achieved are:

  • Level 2 Autocare Apprenticeship
  • F-Gas Air conditioning qualification