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

Secondary pupils enjoy ‘Specialist Days’

Secondary school pupils from across the North East have been given a unique insight into possible future careers at Northumberland College. More than 30 Year 9 and 10 pupils visited the college’s campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall for two days of practical taster sessions in brickwork, joinery, plastering, countryside management, agriculture and animal care. … Continued

College students get a glimpse of site life with Surgo

Surgo Construction, one of region’s longest established building contractors, continued its support for Northumberland College and its students recently by helping to broaden their experience of what to expect on a construction site, by facilitating a site visit to Stannington where it is building 34 new homes for Willow Homes. Ten students went along to … Continued

Plastering students build on their skills in regional competition

Two Northumberland College plastering students recently took part in a Regional SkillBuild competition held at York College. Apprentice plasterer Kieran Dyson and full time student Kyle Burton competed against hopefuls from across the North. Competitors were tested not only on their technical abilities, but also on their time management, character and commitment. Lecturer David Hanncock … Continued