Engineering student Matthew Quincey is in pole position for an exciting career in the high octane world of F1 after landing an apprenticeship with world champions Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).
Having studied a BTEC Level Three in Engineering at Northampton College, Matthew landed the role as part of a tie-in with the Brixworth-based power unit manufacturer. He will start his apprenticeship with HPP after completing his qualifications at the college, giving him the perfect platform to pursue a career in F1.
Matthew said: "Receiving the placement with Mercedes was such a confidence boost. Working as part of a team creating F1 engines is incredible, it's the dream really, and I have definitely found my true calling in engineering. My work ethic has changed so much since coming to Northampton College and I feel honoured that HPP think I am worthy of working for them."
The sports facilities at Northampton College ensure students are at the very top of their game, allowing them to focus on honing their skills and pushing towards their goals.
Sulayman has gone to earn a place at Nottingham Trent University and believes his time at Northampton College played a vital part in his success.
He said: “Studying sport at Northampton College was the best decision I ever made. I was blown away by the facilities such as the Astroturf pitch, sports field and the gym. I am much better suited to practical, hands-on learning and the course has definitely helped me get into university.”
A ‘one-to-one’ approach to learning and a thorough approach to the art of storytelling has given a Northampton College student his very own story to tell.
Lewis Levi graduated from the HND course in Digital Film Production and is now set to see his work appear on national television, with documentaries filmed by his own company, The Rest, scheduled to be shown on terrestrial channels.
He said: “Working on the documentaries was fantastic and it will be really exciting to see our work shown to a national audience. The experience I gained from the college course has really helped progress my career and I couldn’t recommend it enough, it allows you to find your own voice as a film maker and it gives you a real understanding of storytelling, how stories are constructed and how to break them down.
When Cristin Cotetchi arrived in the UK from his homeland of Moldova he was only able to say his name. But after embracing college life and developing a love of literature in The Reading Agency's nationwide Six Book Challenge he was given a special mention by the Mayor of Northampton for his endeavours. He said: "I have learnt so much on the ESOL course at Northampton College and even managed to complete the Six Book Challenge competition which I feel great about. I read because I know it is what will help me learn more English. It is great to have won an award from the Mayor for my progress."