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Building studies student wins CIOB’s North East Student of the Year Award

In Adults, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 22nd, March 2016

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...

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From Factory Floor To Boardroom

In Adults, Apprenticeships, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 17th, March 2016

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...

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SUCCESS is in the pipeline for a former plumbing apprentice who is helping to increase the flow of young trainees into the industry

In Adults, Apprenticeships, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 15th, March 2016

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...

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Health lecturer reminisces over former football career and the challenges of playing against FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi

In Adults, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 14th, March 2016

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...

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Next Step for Darlington College Uniformed Public Services Students

In Apprenticeships, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, University Level, on the 11th, March 2016

Darlington College Uniformed Public Services students are celebrating success after being offered conditional and unconditional university places and securing work in the well-sought public services industry. Lydia Ford, 18, was offered a job within the police forces at the interview when the recruiters were...

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Dynamic Chef and Former Student Lands Job with Prestigious Hotel Chain.

In Adults, Apprenticeships, Employers, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 9th, March 2016

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....

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