Another first-class degree thanks to Trafford College

Another first-class degree thanks to Trafford College

A first-class degree student has credited Trafford College for helping him achieve what looks likely to be another top notch result.

A first-class degree student has credited Trafford College for helping him achieve what looks likely to be another top notch result.

Former Business Studies student, Ben Fitton, is on track to gain another ‘first’ in Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University after achieving consistently high grades during his Master’s in Project Management. The 23-year-old received an astounding 84% overall for his Degree in Marketing in 2018.

Ben received a large proportion of his marks from a final year project, in which he increased a vending machine company’s profit by a staggering 120%. He did this by designing a new app called Pay4Vend, which notified Broderick’s customers when a vending machine was close by, of recent offers, and of order histories.

“Trafford College tutors really hammered home the importance of forward planning and organising yourself. Without that, my final year project would have been impossible,” Ben said.

“The support I received at College was amazing, it felt like I had help 24-7. The teaching was out of this world. It has proved really useful for what I am doing now.”

Ben left Altrincham Campus in 2015 with a glowing report from tutors from Extended Diploma Business Level 3.

Head of Business Studies, Travel & Tourism at Trafford College Group, Lisa Cartwright, said Ben’s performance was outstanding.

Lisa said: “He really put Trafford College on the map. At one point, he organised a dinner for local businesses and MPs in order to raise money for a company he set up as part of his studies here. It turned out to be a great exercise in marketing for us too!”

The final year project at Trafford College was based on creating a new business. Ben chose to create an investment arm in order to support start-ups from his peers.

 “I supported a friend who had a t-shirt printing company. My company got better known by local enterprises after the dinner. We even got featured in the local media because of it,” he explained.

“Being at Trafford College really boosted my confidence. Tutors give you more responsibility, I got treated like an adult, which is what I wanted. I recommend going to college, you’ve just got to believe in yourself.”

Ben plans to use his skills to help companies reduce their environmental footprint by branching into sustainability.

“I haven’t decided whether to go into work or study a PHD. What I do know is that being at Trafford College opened doors for me.”