Paige Ferguson - Derby College Group

A Level student Paige Ferguson (18) from Spondon is celebrating not only high grades but also the prospect of starting a degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with Balfour Beatty. 

Paige, a former pupil at West Park School, achieved an A grade in Economics and B grades in Maths and Physics. 

“I am over the moon with these results and very relieved.  I was inspired to apply for higher apprenticeships in Engineering by my Physics teacher and I can’t wait to start work. 

“This will be the best of both worlds – studying at Nottingham Trent University one day a week and then learning on the job the rest of the time. 

“I applied just before lockdown and it has been very stressful going through the application process as well as finishing off my A levels and working part time but it has all been worth it.”