Special guests for college’s graduation ceremonies

A group of Northumberland College graduates.
A group of Northumberland College graduates.

Northumberland College has celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students and apprentices at graduation ceremonies.

Six events took place at its Kirkley Hall campus and at the higher education ceremony, fitness entrepreneur and 2014 candidate for BBC1’s The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke was the special guest.

She talked about how her determination and hard work during her studies at college and university had played a big part in building a successful business.

Bill Smith, lead engineer of the Bluebird Project, presented the awards at the apprenticeship ceremony.

He spoke about the value of apprentices in organisations and the success of some he knew who are now major industry figures.