YouTube lifestyle blogger Megan Gilbride one of the highlights of careers event at Northampton College

Prospective students at Northampton College are being invited to attend skills masterclasses to help them decide on their future career..

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 3:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2016, 3:16 pm
YouTube sensation Megan Kilbride who will be holding a session on the art of lifestyle blogging at an event at Northampton College

Skills Fest 2016, taking place on Friday, April 22, is designed to inspire both existing and prospective students to sample a whole range of courses and potential careers.

More than 30 taster sessions have been lined up at the College’s Booth Lane campus and young people who sign up for two of these 45 minute masterclasses are then invited to the Skills Fest after show party, which features a DJ set from Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing.

Among the 30 plus masterclasses is an interactive session with James Hill, BBC Apprentice star and Celebrity Big Brother winner who will reflect on this time in the boardroom with Lord Sugar.

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A session will also be led by YouTube lifestyle blogger and former Northampton College student Megan Gilbride.

The event will also include a free barbecue in the courtyard and a home-coming performance from X Factor girl band Alien Uncovered, whose Natalie Kassanga is a former Northampton College student.

James Whybrow, assistant principal at Northampton College, said: “Our Skills Fest masterclasses are already attracting people from all across the region so make sure you get online and book your sessions while there are spaces. Whatever you are interested in, whether it be sport, childcare, engineering, writing, filming, cookery, maths, engineering or pretty much anything else we will have a fun masterclass for you.

“These sessions are designed to whet your appetite and inspire students to consider and pursue new courses and careers. The all-star cast and after party is another reason not to miss out.”

The after show party will be open to anyone who participates in two 45-minute masterclass sessions. Places for Skills Fest are limited. Register for masterclasses and the after show party at or call 0300 123 2344.