Gateshead College scoops national award

Gateshead College scoops national award

Staff at Gateshead College are celebrating this week after the college walked away with a major award at an event dubbed the ‘Oscars for the UK's further education sector.'

Gateshead College walked away with the Careers and Enterprise Company Award at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual Beacon Awards held in London last night (Wed Nov 16).

The AoC Beacon Awards, launched in 1994, capture and celebrate the best and most innovative of practice among UK further education colleges. This year’s winners were announced by Baroness Sharp at the AoC annual conference and exhibition.

Judith Doyle, principal and chief executive of Gateshead College, said: “I’m extremely proud that we’ve been recognised nationally for all of the hard work that goes into helping young people to have the best start to a rewarding career.

“As well as making sure students are work-ready and equipped with the skills employers need, Gateshead College is dedicated to giving young people access to careers advice that inspires them to make decisions that are right for them; that will help them realise their careers ambitions and be the best they can be.

“Seeing our students succeed at what they want to do, whether that be moving into employment, taking up an apprenticeship or securing a place at university, is the most rewarding part of the job.

"To also be acknowledged with such a prestigious award for our work to do that is the icing on the cake.”