body armour demoStudents at Northampton College who are keen to pursue a career in public services have been able to find out more about staying safe in uniform thanks to the donation of a bullet proof vest.

The state-of-the-art vest was handed over by specialist safety clothing manufacturer SafeGuard as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to promote awareness of the importance of safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives.

SafeGuard has teamed up with the Public Services course at Northampton College to help educate students on the working mechanics behind the design and structure of tactical armour.

SafeGuard Clothing spokesman Thomas Bowman said: "We are pleased to assist Northampton College in the development of their Public Service course and the donation of one of our bullet proof vest that aims to enhance the learning experience of students.

marketing team northampton college 2 smallStaff and students from Northampton College are celebrating gold after scooping the top digital and social media award in this month’s national FE First Awards.

The College was awarded the top accolade for its new lifechanging film, which features local students, has been screened at Northampton cinemas and is used across social media channels to promote the College, its courses and campus life to new, existing and prospective students.

The judges, unanimously selecting Northampton College as a “standout” entry, praised the College for its creative film which they described as “a masterclass in modern storytelling.”

Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal of Northampton College, added: “We have created the country’s best digital and social media campaign this year and now it’s official. Key to the success of our film has been featuring local students, who have secured the jobs of their dreams after studying with us – proof that dreams can come true and lives can be changed.

18th October 2016: Attracting young people into logistics was the focus of a recent business breakfast, with Northamptonshire companies urged to help address the national skills shortage in this sector.

logistics eventBrackmills Industrial Estate joined forces with the Northampton College Logistics Academy to hold a logistics and apprenticeships event at the estate’s automation business Festo Ltd.

James Whybrow, Assistant Principal of Northampton College, said: “It was great to see so many businesses passionate about inspiring our students and supporting apprenticeships. We would urge companies to do everything from mentor a student and provide a paid internship placement during the summer to deliver a masterclass at school or host of workplace tour.

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