The Bedford College Group is forging a regional relationship with UK car giants BCA to give students fantastic experience within the automotive industry.
The most recent event hosted was at the Corby campus of Tresham College, when BCA staff met with 40 Level 1 and Level 2 Motor Vehicle students to give them insights into careers within the country’s top automotive organisation. The students tried out electrical tasks, fault-finding, calculating and pricing jobs, plus a vehicle inspection. In addition BCA have provided valuable work placement opportunities for students.
“At the Bedford College Group we are preparing our students to meet the future needs of local and national employers. I am delighted that our Motor vehicle team are championing this important partnership,”
said Mohammad Milani, Director of Engineering and Motor industries.
Head of Motor Vehicle across The Bedford College Group, James Woolley, said the event was an exciting opportunity to bring together the motor mechanics of tomorrow with this major UK employer. The organisations are also launching an innovative apprenticeships project, in Bedford and Corby, which covers Motor Vehicle Technician and Automotive Refinished Technician, as well as the latest technology in electric vehicles.
(Pictured, left to right: Keith Massie, Operations Manager at BCA, Rob Cunnington, 26 from Kettering, Level 3 motor vehicle student who is working part time at BCA and hoping to gain full-time job with BCA once his studies are completed, Jason Bains Training Manager BCA, James Woolley Head of Motor Vehicle.)
Previously, The Bedford College Group’s Business Development Team joined BCA at a major employer event at Rockingham track.
(Pictured: Director of BD Gina Bubbins with Jason Bains Training Manager at BCA.)
Going forward, the Group is delivering up-skilling courses to 200 existing BCA staff to prepare them for dealing with the growing market of electric vehicles.