tayla buley sizedThe facilities and equipment available at Northampton College allowed student Tayla to explore different aspects of science and gain the confidence to voice her own ideas. She has now gained a place at Durham University to study Biomedical Sciences.

She said: "I am more determined and motivated than ever to fulfil my ambition of becoming a virologist. The College environment suited me and the way I like to learn. We got to carry out our own projects and work through problems but the tutors were always there to offer support and guidance."

amelia jane hicks resized2Public services student Amelia-Jane became one of the county's youngest Special Constables at the age of 19 having completed a three-month training programme with Northamptonshire Police alongside her full-time course at Northampton College.

She said: "I have always wanted to work in the police force and everything I have learnt at college and on the job will help me in the future to follow my dream to work in the dog support unit or become a traffic officer. It is all very exciting and to be one of the county's youngest Specials is just amazing."
holly butler playwork pic resizedThe chance to work with children and develop her skills without having to go to University was a major draw for Northampton College student Holly Butler, who is now enjoying an Apprenticeship at a local nursery. The 20-year-old Level 3 Playwork student works at Great Kids in Abington Park Church Rooms and said: "Coming to Northampton College has been brilliant for me. I have learned lots about legislation and the paperwork side of things and it's given me the chance to work with kids, which is something I've always wanted to do. University just didn't seem right for me, but college – which is much more flexible - has been fantastic."
mark keddie case studyFormer Northampton College student, Mark Keddie works as a skilled CNC Machinist at leading precision engineers Turnell & Odell in Wellingborough having previously completed a Higher Level Apprenticeship. Mark said: 'I achieved my qualifications at the same time as learning very practical machining skills on the job. I have had the chance to operate a variety of different lathes, mills and grinders we well as measuring equipment.

'By working through every shop floor task at Turnell and Odell, I feel confident that my career can now progress in many different directions because I have the broad-based knowledge to back up my choices.'
mitchell bilbe2 electrical installation resizedHaving worked on jobs with his dad for many years, Mitchell Bilbe is looking to follow in the family footsteps by learning a new trade at Northampton College.

The 18-year-old came to the College well-versed in aspects of carpentry, brickwork and carpet fitting and decided to add another string to his bow by enrolling on an electrical installation course. He is now hoping to secure an Apprenticeship and carve out a career of his own, potentially leading to having his own business in years to come.

He said: "I wanted to learn something new and broaden my skillset. It's been a really good experience and a lot of what I've learnt I can put into practice in other disciplines and use it to overcome problems on site. There's a great team ethic at the College and everyone helps each other. I'm looking forward to getting an Apprenticeship and following in my dad's footsteps."

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