Former Apprentice star James Hill said students at Northampton College have “extremely bright futures” after he held a masterclass on business during the inaugural Skills Fest.

jamie laing at skillsfestThe reality TV star, a former winner of Celebrity Big Brother, was a keynote speaker at the event, organised to give both current and prospective students a flavour of life and the courses on offer at Northampton College.

He said: “If this event can inspire just one young person to learn new skills and better themselves then it will have been worth it. I've been so impressed with the students I have met, they all have extremely bright futures.”

YouTube sensation, lifestyle blogger and former Northampton College student, Megan Gilbride, added: “I have met a host of students full of energy and enthusiasm and coming back to Booth Lane has been a real privilege. It’s a fantastic College and a really impressive campus.”

An engineering lecturer from Northampton College who has helped develop careers in the motorsport industry for several of his students has been shortlisted for a top national award.

Neil Tobin, who has worked in teaching for 10 years, is among the finalists for the coveted ‘Lecturer of the Year’ award, organised by Pearson.neil tobbin left[Neil Tobin Left]


He has played a leading role in securing work placements and apprenticeships for students at major local employers such as Mercedes AMG and Cosworth and also helped a number of students move on to full degree courses at University.

Students from Northampton College played a key role in ensuring the first-ever Northamptonshire Logistics Awards was a major success, earning praise from across the industry.

logistic awards 2016 croppedA group of 10 Hospitality and Catering students were on hand to help with the food and service at the black tie event attended by 110 logistics industry leaders at John Lewis’ Grange Park depot on Wednesday, April 20.

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