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Olympic medallist to open £20million uni extension

Kristian Thomas talking to Kate Middleton Credit: PA

Wolverhampton's London 2012 Olympic medallist, Kristian Thomas, will officially open the new St Chad building and library at Newman University College today.

Work began on the £20 million project in 2010, which includes a high-profile new-build library, entrance building, lecture theatres and research centre, alongside a state-of-the-art sport performance suite and refurbished community sports facilities.

Kristian Thomas opens new Apprentice Training Centre

Virgin Media today opened their new Apprentice Training Centre in Birmingham, which they claim will create 200 jobs.

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Kristian Thomas launches a new training facility which will create 200 jobs Credit: Virgin Media

Olympic bronze medallist Kristian Thomas says Virgin Media's new Apprentice Training Centre in Birmingham is a fantastic opportunity for young people in the West Midlands.

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200 jobs are expected to be created in 2013 Credit: Virgin Media


Kristian Thomas speaks at opening of training centre

Growing up, I was lucky that I had great facilities and training available to me on my doorstep, but that isn’t the same for everyone. Opportunity is everything, so the new centre for training young people here in the West Midlands will help those people with potential achieve their goals. I basically spent 18 years in training for London 2012 – so I’m testament that it’s all about working hard and putting in the effort, but if you do, it will pay off in the end.

– Kristian Thomas, Olympic bronze medallist


200 jobs to be created as Kristian Thomas launches new training facility

Kristian Thomas
Kristian Thomas launches a new training facility which will create 200 jobs Credit: PA

A new training and research centre in Birmingham is said to create 200 new jobs for young apprentices in 2013.

Launched by Kristian Thomas and Virgin Media, the site in Sheldon will act as the company's 'centre of excellence in customer service operations.'

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