Highways apprentices are on the right path

Northumberland College construction apprentices have been putting their skills into practice by transforming an area of wasteland into a new paved footpath. The students dug out a patch of grass and mud at the college’s Ashington Campus, bringing what they have learned in the workshop into a live project. Gaining confidence and experience in path … Continued

EPNE colleges launch virtual open days

Education Partnership North East is offering its prospective students the chance to experience college life without leaving their homes.  Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form have moved their open days online during the COVID-19 outbreak to reassure school leavers, offer advice and guidance and help them prepare for their future.  These innovative live and interactive events will give students the opportunity to talk to directly to teaching staff … Continued

Success for Equine apprentice Libby in British Eventing

Equine apprentice, Libby Colmer, has enjoyed a successful season in British Eventing, reaching Novice Level in dressage, show jumping and cross-country disciplines. Libby has developed strong technical skills within the sport and plans to compete in more events as she progresses up the levels. Aimee Straughan, Libby’s Equine Skills Coach, said: “We are very proud … Continued

Northumberland College apprentice reaches horticulture regional finals

Jed Hallet-Miller, a Level 2 Standard Horticulture apprentice, will compete at the regional final of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Achieving the highest score in the local heat at Northumberland College, Jed will put his knowledge to the test again when he travels to Askham Bryan College in March. … Continued

Engineering apprentice is industry rising star

Northumberland College Level 4 Engineering apprentice, Hamish Carroll, has been named national runner up at the Make UK Manufacturing Awards. Hamish, representing manufacturing firm Tharsus, was recognised as one of the manufacturing industry’s rising stars at a glittering ceremony held in Canary Wharf, London. This award has been developed to reward business or commercial apprentices … Continued

Agriculture apprentices attend farmer workshop at North Bellshill Farm

Agriculture apprentices recently attended a farmer workshop entitled ‘Weaning the Suckled Beef Calf’ delivered by Black Sheep Farm Health at North Bellshill Farm. The afternoon covered theory and practical aspects of ensuring this high-risk period goes smoothly and the day provided Stockperson Apprentices (Level 2 Agriculture) with in-depth knowledge to protect and meet the needs … Continued

Engineering apprentice shortlisted in Made in the North East Awards

Engineering apprentice, Jake Alderson has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Made in the North East Awards. The Level 4 Engineering Technician Apprentice was nominated for ‘Best Apprentice’, coming third against 150 nominees in his category. Jake then went on to win ‘Best Apprentice’ in his employer’s, Barrier Ex Electricals’ annual award ceremony. Kris Archer, … Continued

Students reach new heights with climbing qualification

Arboriculture apprentices have gained their City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Climb and Rescue qualification. Apprentices, Harry Olsson, Richard Carter, Michael Hall and Michael Allen were trained by Northumberland College’s Instructor (Arboriculture), Michael Armer and are employed by Northumberland County Council. The apprentices undertook a range of assessments with an external assessor, organised by the … Continued

Catering apprentice lands dream role at a Northumberland-based hotel

Northumberland College apprentice, Andrew Edwards, has secured his dream role at a luxury hotel. Andrew has started a 15-month apprenticeship programme working as a Commis Chef at Ellingham Hall. Throughout his training, Andrew will shadow the hotel’s Head Chef to learn about all areas of the industry including catering for a variety of events, menu … Continued