Northgate Public Services sponsors student prizes at Hartlepool College

28 April 2015

Top students in engineering and design at Hartlepool College are being helped by local company, Northgate Public Services (NPS), which is sponsoring student prizes for key projects completed during the year.

NPS has recently donated £10,000 to help local students in Hartlepool. The money will be paid each year to the Gus Robinson Foundation to provide a range of student awards and bursaries to young people in the town and comes out of the NPS Community Fund.

The donation from NPS is match-funded by the Foundation and also includes £1,000 towards the Apprentice of the Year Award, in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education.

At a ceremony on 29 April at the college, around 100 students will be showcasing their projects around the college to various employers, before students are awarded their prizes.

Joe Bradley, Executive Director, Northgate Public Services, said: “We are delighted to support these students at the college whose talent and potential deserve recognition. This is just a part of the support we are offering the local community in Hartlepool to ensure that future generations can benefit from extra opportunities to study and develop their skills. Through our support of students, we will also help to increase their prospect of employment and contribute to the town’s economy through valuable relationships with the Foundation, the college and the local council.”

The support for the Gus Robinson Foundation by NPS is part of the company’s commitment to maximise its contribution to the local community.

NPS is now one of the town’s biggest employers, having established a new Regional Business Centre in Hanson Square. This includes the setting up of the Northgate Academy in conjunction with Hartlepool College of Further Education. Through the Academy, NPS is recruiting 35 modern apprenticeships and currently employs 15 modern apprentices from within the local area.