The college is proud to offer this brand new course that provides the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career in Pest Management.

Completion will earn you an industry recognised qualification demonstrating to employers that you are adequately trained in pest control and the handling of professional grade products and equipment.

This course offers a work based placement and applicants are welcome to apply now.

Maria Thompson & Junior Ogunyemi congratulate Milan Conhye, winner, Havering College Student of the Year 2015

Social Entrepreneur Junior Ogunyemi has inspired students as they celebrated their academic achievement at Havering College of Further and Higher Education.

Junior, who coaches and inspires people to become successful entrepreneurs, was the guest of honour at the awards ceremony at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, Greater London.  Having worked on government initiatives, his dynamic inspirational messages have helped to pioneer the current “student-entrepreneur” buzz across the UK and Europe.

This annual event marks the successes of the students who have completed their courses at the college and are ready to move on to further study or to start their careers in everything from accountancy to plumbing.

Havering College Principal Maria Thompson said, “This is a very special event in our college calendar where we recognise and celebrate the success of our students, some of whom have overcome some very challenging circumstances in order to achieve their qualifications. This is the college’s chance to say a very big “well done” to them all”. 

In his presentation Junior encouraged the students to continue to “move to a higher level” and “let the world see how amazing you are”. He went on to say: “You have achieved a lot, but you now need to keep moving forward and achieve more. Prepare yourselves now for the people you want to be and what you want to achieve in the future”.

Your former students who have become apprentices will have the most beneficial influence on your current students. It is often said that you should never work with children or animals (perhaps a little difficult as a teacher). At last week’s SSAT Annual Lecture there was proof that a good time to stand back and let young people do the talking is when discussing apprenticeships. Two remarkable apprentices took the floor and enthused the audience with their stories.

The message is clear from employers, government and apprentices themselves that taking an apprenticeship is a real alternative to higher education for today’s school leavers. In spite of this the apprenticeship route is often seen as the Cinderella pathway for progression.

Indeed Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den star, was quoted in Friday’s Daily Telegraph as saying that young people have been ‘mis-sold’ a degree as the route to success.

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