College Students to Fix Our Cars This Summer

Northumberland College engineering students aim to be carrying out MOTs very soon. They plan to open up shop over the summer from a brand new facility in Ashington.

The car workshop in Ashington, is part of a major £9.5 million makeover to the College’s campus in the town and their Kirkley Hall campus which specialises in land-based education.

The makeover also includes new construction workshops, new technologies to study farm machinery and cultivation, a luxury hair and beauty salon, eight new classrooms and a learning resource centre with enhanced IT provision.

Blumilk has worked with the College for over five years. We were thrilled to see the ITV news coverage received by the enterprising MOT project. This gets students face-to-face with real customers; bridging the gap between the worlds of study and work.

The government has promised three million new apprenticeships in the next five years. Northumberland College is at the heart of the delivery of this target, in the North East.

For over 50 years, the College has provided a route for school leavers to step into the world of work offering high quality courses and excellent on-the-ground experience. With over 40 apprenticeships and 100s of vocational, higher education, HE access and part-time courses across four campuses, the College is in better shape than ever.

June 1, 2015