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Kevin Stewart, who is studying HNC building studies at Darlington College, has been awarded the coveted regional title of Student of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building. A delivery manager for CarillionAmey, the company is responsible for providing a housing and maintenance...
After leaving school at 16, Gary Potts signed straight up to an apprenticeship “I wanted to start earning money and I didn’t want to continue studying full time. I didn’t want to stop learning though” said the 38-year-old. “On balance, an apprenticeship was absolutely...
SUCCESS is in the pipeline for a former plumbing apprentice who is helping to increase the flow of young trainees into the industry
Having initially enrolled at Darlington College after leaving school to become a mechanic Leon, 28, of Darlington, completed his apprenticeship and began working full time in the industry. But after working in a garage environment day after day Leon soon realised that he wanted...
Health lecturer reminisces over former football career and the challenges of playing against FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi
As Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or for a fifth time, a Spennymoor Town defender knows all about the challenges of trying to stop arguably the greatest player the game has ever seen. Stephen Capper, who was capped 68 times...
The former Darlington College student spent months working a day shift, followed by a night shift, topped off with College coursework He is now working alongside some of the best pastry chefs in the industry as part of the national chain of Principal-Hayley hotels....
Talented Darlington College beauty student Helen Pritchard, a mum of five, has been awarded a place to study professional media make-up after excelling on her diploma course. Helen, aged 37, was told last week that she would be one of just 16 to gain a place...
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