College launches exciting new courses at Port of Blyth

Northumberland College has launched a range of new engineering and employability courses to meet skills needs in the North East. The college, which is part of Education Partnership North East, will offer a Level 2 Engineering in Offshore Energy for 16-18-year-olds at its new campus from September 2020 at Port of Blyth supported by Port … Continued

College producing vital PPE for frontline NHS staff

Northumberland College has responded to the urgent need for personal protection equipment by producing face shields for health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. Electrical engineering lecturer Freeman Thondhlana has been working around the clock at Ashington Campus to manufacture PPE after the college offered use of its 3D printers to Northumberland County Council. They will also be distributed to Northumberland and Wansbeck Hospitals to keep … 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

Students gain industry experience at pharmaceuticals firm

Engineering students recently visited pharmaceuticals firm, Arcinova in Alnwick to learn more about the process of engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing within the North East. The college’s Level 2 General Engineering students experienced first-hand what it’s like to work within a real-world work environment, and spent the morning being shown the ropes by the companies Head … 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

Engineering students gain valuable insight into future career choices on a recent site visit to EGGER UK in Hexham

A group of engineering students from Northumberland College gained valuable experience of the work that happens on site at leading manufacturer EGGER in Hexham on a recent visit. The group of eight students, currently studying level 2 and 3 engineering at the College, were given a brief history of the company and how it has … Continued