Three students from Derby College are amongst the first to join an innovative partnership with Halfords Autocentres to enable them to gain valuable work experience, gain essential technical skills and earn a wage whilst they study.
In an industry first, Halfords Autocentres is working in partnership with 25 further education colleges across the country to get young people 'work ready' and address growing skills gaps in the industry.
Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby has invested in its future workforce after hiring Derby College Motor Vehicle learner Jordan Coles as an Apprentice Technician. Jordan impressed bosses at the Sir Frank Whittle Road dealership during his work placement from Derby College and was subsequently offered a full-time technician apprenticeship.
A former female Derby College Motor Vehicle Apprentice has delivered a keynote speech at an international conference – highlighting the initiatives needed to encourage more women and girls into the industry. Catherine Treanor studied at the College as part of her Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Station Garage in Belper.
A former female Motor Vehicle learner has returned to Derby College to train the teachers who previously taught her in the latest automotive industry education software technology. Catherine Treanor from Duffield studied at Derby College as part of her Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Station Garage in Belper.