A Northampton College student is in pole position for an exciting future having been named ‘Student of the Year’ by F1 world champions Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

student of the yearBTEC Level 3 Mechanical Engineering student Levi Medina was rewarded for his commitment to learning, good grades and hard work.

He won £500, a week’s work experience with HPP and a place at the motorsport giant’s Apprenticeship assessment centre – which could lead to a three year apprenticeship with the team.

Youngsters in Northampton need to ‘work hard, believe in yourself and keep persevering’ to make their dreams come true, according to reality TV star Joey Essex.

outdoor cinemaThe celebrity, who shot to fame in The Only Way is Essex, was speaking at Northampton College’s Outdoor Cinema event on Saturday, which saw thousands of people flock to the Booth Lane campus to watch films including Grease and Guardians of the Galaxy on a giant open air screen.

He said: “I’ve always had to work for hard for everything I’ve had. I’ve always tried to stay true to myself and I’ve had this belief that all the hard work will pay off in the end.

Companies across the county are set to give students real life experience in the world of work following a successful Northampton College campaign.

employer picThe '100 companies in 100 days' campaign was launched in April – aimed at getting 100 local businesses to sign up to offer work experience to college students.

The target has already been smashed, with 103 companies having signed up to the scheme.

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Catering student Viktorija enjoyed a taste of life in the kitchens of three Michelin starred restaurants on the back of her time at Northampton College. Having been named the winner...

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