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On this page we celebrate the successes of our former pupils. Trinity prides itself on its strong sense of community. Lifelong friendships are formed in school and we are thrilled that so many of our former students and their families come back and visit us. We watch with interest the paths that our past pupils follow after they have left us and we always enjoy hearing about their experiences and achievements when they come back and see us.

Colin Hanley | Rolls-Royce Engineering Manager

Colin attended Trinity Primary School from 1975-1981 and then moved onto Glenburn High School leaving at 16 with 6 O-levels. He spent 2 years on a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) with 1 year at Southport Technical College gaining an Engineering Studies BTec. After that Colin started a 4 year Design Office apprenticeship at Ductavent, Skelmersdale. He achieved Distinctions in Metal Technology ONC & HNC at Liverpool Community College. Next, Colin attended the University of Liverpool 1995 to 1998 and was awarded a 2:1 BEng in Metallurgy and Materials Science. Colin started at Rolls-Royce in September 1998 on a Materials Graduate Training Scheme. Since then he has gained over 22 years experience on Aerospace Materials investigations. Part of his role is ensuring that RR aero engines remain as safe as possible. Colin then spent 2 years in Singapore (2011 to 2013) setting up and leading a new Materials Laboratory team. Following return to UK, Colin took on an Engineering manager role in August 2014 for a team of Materials Investigators and achieved Chartered Engineer status in January 2019.

Are you a former pupil or staff member of Trinity Primary School? If you would like to share your news we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at with the email header ‘Alumni’.

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