Students are at the heart of everything we do here at City College, so we're always proud when they go on to great things in the city of Plymouth and beyond. Not only are they great ambassadors for the College, but they help inspire a new generation of learners.
Renowned polar explorer Antony Jinman studied public services at the College and is now a qualified International Mountain Leader who leads various remote expeditions, including a number of trips to the Arctic.
Antony said: "I work closely with City College and am delighted to come into the College and talk to guests about my future plans."
Ivybridge lad Anton Piotrowski may have won an in-house cookery competition here at the College when he was a catering student here, but it's probably his Masterchef: The Professionals win that he's best known for! Anton and his wife Claire - also a former College student - now own and run the Michelin-starred Treby Arms in Sparkwell.
Anton said: "The whole College experience really matures; it gives you self-esteem and builds your confidence."
Star of BBC1's The Apprentice, Charleine Wain is now a multi-award winning hairdresser and owner of Maiya's Hair and Beauty Salon in Plymouth. She credits the College for helping her retrain and start a new career after she left the Royal Navy.
Charleine said: "There's no way I could have done it without the College. It gave me a new focus on life, giving me confidence and helping me set goals to succeed."
Patrick O'Connell studied mechanical engineering with us. He's now the MD of local, family-run tyre company Bandvulc. After two days at sixth form, Patrick realised that school wasn't for him and joined the College, which he credits for helping him get where he is today.
Patrick said: "The lecturers were excellent because they all had real experience. I have very many happy memories of my time at the College."
Whilst studying at City College, Jon Morcom became Trainee Manager at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, a hotel that he now jointly owns!
Jon said: "For me, I'm proud that I was a student at the College. I'm proud that i can talk about that and I'm proud at where I've arrived. To give something back to the College is essential for me and I'm happy to continue to do this with opportunities for current students."
David Rowe is the Managing Director of award-winning manufacturing company, Applied Automation, based in Plymouth. He attributes his success to his engineering training with City College as an apprentice, where he developed the base core skills that he still needs today.
David said: "I can honestly say that during my 45 year career in engineering, I have used everything I learnt, and looking back I'm very grateful to the College for my training."