Success Stories

Whether you’ve set your sights on University, training or work, we’re here to give you the best chance of success.

But don’t take our word for it. Read our former students’ success stories and see how they’re getting on in their chosen careers.

  • Outstanding Stories

  • Art

    • Hannah Wardill

      Hannah was set on pursuing her childhood dream of studying Law and becoming a Barrister before her life changing experience of studying Digital Imaging at Wilberforce.

    • Joe Cunningham

      Joe’s eco-friendly car design won him a place at Coventry University to study Automotive & Transport Design. For his final major project at College he embraced new technologies and decided that creating a hemp plastic car shell that would be fuelled by hydrogen is the way ahead for car designs.

    • Lauren Fox and Lisa Harding

      Lauren Fox and Lisa Harding

      Seaside FM

    • Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Co-owners of Bowes Threads

    • Stephanie Hawksley

      Web Designer for Selles Medical Group

    • Tony Kangah

      Tony achieved A Levels in Product Design (A), Maths (C), Business Studies (B), Law (B) and General Studies (C) and is now at Leeds Metropolitan University studying a BA Honours in Architecture.

  • Business

    • Billy Cowell

      Former Trinity House pupil Billy Cowell is working hard to become a Chartered Accountant after gaining a scholarship from Kaplan whilst at Wilberforce in 2008 - 2010

    • Carl Garner

      Carl studied at Wilberforce between 1999 and 2001. After completing his A-levels, he followed his passion for computers and now works for Ubisys as Support, Applications and Systems Developer.

    • Kate Barkworth

      Kate joined Wilberforce ten years ago. After completing her A-levels, she travelled around Europe as part of her International Business degree. She is now working for the Mayor of London, and has even organised events in Kensington Palace!

    • Paul Allen

      After gaining A-Levels I went onto study for my degree in Business and Financial Management at Hull University. After graduating from University, Paul decided to spend 6months looking at whole life coasts for the Nimrod aircraft.

    • Paul Fielder

      Paul Fielder began his academic journey 14 years ago. Back then, he wasn't really sure what college was. Now, He has now set up his own property management business, Lime Property.

    • Ruth Patterson

      Ruth Patterson

      Lawyer

    • Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Co-owners of Bowes Threads

  • Engineering

    • Andrew Selby

      Andrew Selby

      St. Anne's College, Oxford

    • Ashley Hedges

      Ashley Hedges

      Kaplan Scholarship winner

    • Benji Chandra

      Benji Chandra

      Aston University

    • Billy Cowell

      Billy Cowell

      Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    • Esther Bruce

      Esther Bruce

      Esther attended Wilberforce between 2005 and 2007 and found her time positive. Having failed her exams at another sixth form, Esther applied to Wilberforce hoping to improve her grades in a different environment. And she did!

    • Joseph Sturdy

      Joseph Sturdy

      F1 Research & Development Engineer at Sahara Force India

    • Megan Wilson

      Megan Wilson

      Davies Scholarship winner, Cambridge University

    • Mike Buttery

      Mike Buttery

      Mike was a Wilberforce student and studied Physics, maths, ICT, General Studies and Music at A Level. He is now a Project Scientist for the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) in Cumbria.

  • English

  • Hair & Beauty

    • Nicole Patrick

      Nicole a former pupil at Kingswood High studied Beauty Therapy and completed her Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications

  • Health, Caring & Early Years

    • Success Stories coming soon
  • Humanities

  • Information Technology

  • Languages

    • Lindsay Bettison

      After taking her GCSEs at David Lister School, Lindsay attended an open day here and was so impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the language department, she firmly decided she wanted to study German at Wilberforce.

    • Ruth Patterson

      Ruth Patterson

      Lawyer

    • Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Sarah and Katie Bowes

      Co-owners of Bowes Threads

  • Maths

    • Andrew Selby

      Andrew Selby

      St. Anne's College, Oxford

    • Ashley Hedges

      Ashley Hedges

      Kaplan Scholarship winner

    • Benji Chandra

      Benji Chandra

      Aston University

    • Billy Cowell

      Billy Cowell

      Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    • Esther Bruce

      Esther Bruce attended Wilberforce between 2005 and 2007 and found her time positive. Having failed her exams at another sixth form, Esther applied to Wilberforce hoping to improve her grades in a different environment. And she did!

    • Esther Bruce

      Esther Bruce

      Esther attended Wilberforce between 2005 and 2007 and found her time positive. Having failed her exams at another sixth form, Esther applied to Wilberforce hoping to improve her grades in a different environment. And she did!

    • Joseph Sturdy

      Joseph Sturdy

      F1 Research & Development Engineer at Sahara Force India

    • Laura Jackman

      Laura Jackman studied at Wilberforce between 1999 and 2001, and loved her time here! She is currently working on her PhD after studying Biology at university.

    • Megan Wilson

      Megan Wilson

      Davies Scholarship winner, Cambridge University

    • Mike Buttery

      Former Wilberforce student Mike Buttery is living the dream, having landed his ideal job working as a Project Scientist for the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) in Warrington.

    • Mike Buttery

      Mike Buttery

      Mike was a Wilberforce student and studied Physics, maths, ICT, General Studies and Music at A Level. He is now a Project Scientist for the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) in Cumbria.

    • Paula Fussey

      Shelley (Paula) Fussey, originally from Hull and now living and working in Texas, USA has recently revisited her hometown to reunite with friends and family and to make a very special trip to Wilberforce College.

  • Media & Performance

    • Success Stories coming soon
  • Public Services

  • Science

    • Andrew Selby

      Andrew Selby

      St. Anne's College, Oxford

    • Ashley Hedges

      Ashley Hedges

      Kaplan Scholarship winner

    • Benji Chandra

      Benji Chandra

      Aston University

    • Billy Cowell

      Billy Cowell

      Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    • Chris Ostler

      Chris Ostler

      Disclosure Assistant for Humberside Police

    • Emma Sorrenson

      Emma Sorrenson

      Nursery Assistant, Lemon Tree Nursery

    • Esther Bruce

      Esther Bruce attended Wilberforce between 2005 and 2007 and found her time positive. Having failed her exams at another sixth form, Esther applied to Wilberforce hoping to improve her grades in a different environment. And she did!

    • Esther Bruce

      Esther Bruce

      Esther attended Wilberforce between 2005 and 2007 and found her time positive. Having failed her exams at another sixth form, Esther applied to Wilberforce hoping to improve her grades in a different environment. And she did!

    • Joseph Sturdy

      Joseph Sturdy

      F1 Research & Development Engineer at Sahara Force India

    • Laura Jackman

      Laura Jackman studied at Wilberforce between 1999 and 2001, and loved her time here! She is currently working on her PhD after studying Biology at university.

    • Lauren Fox and Lisa Harding

      Lauren Fox and Lisa Harding

      Seaside FM

    • Megan Wilson

      Megan Wilson

      Davies Scholarship winner, Cambridge University

    • Mike Buttery

      Former Wilberforce student Mike Buttery is living the dream, having landed his ideal job working as a Project Scientist for the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) in Warrington.

    • Mike Buttery

      Mike Buttery

      Mike was a Wilberforce student and studied Physics, maths, ICT, General Studies and Music at A Level. He is now a Project Scientist for the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL) in Cumbria.

    • Natalie Bell

      Natalie Bell

      Journalist at Viking FM

    • Paige Womack

      Paige Womack

      Nursery Assistant, Lemon Tree Nursery

    • Paula Fussey

      Shelley (Paula) Fussey, originally from Hull and now living and working in Texas, USA has recently revisited her hometown to reunite with friends and family and to make a very special trip to Wilberforce College.

  • Social Sciences

  • Sport

  • Travel & Tourism