29 November 2017
The commercial vehicle dealer Truck East has donated a Scania R480 Topline to Northampton College.
Destined for use within the Motor Vehicle and Logistics workshop, the Scania R-Cab will become a part of the equipment used by students undertaking the IMI Level 2 and 3 motor vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeship, and will be used on a weekly basis by the 26 HGV apprentices across the three year qualification.
“Getting the younger generation interested in our industry today is a challenge across all business areas, so we believe opportunities like this are crucial to attracting new talent,” commented Regional Aftersales Director, Graham Broughton. “We are proud to present the college and students with a modern-day vehicle to advance their skills and see this donation as an investment into not only the future of the college but of our own business as well . With the addition of this truck, Northampton College will continue to develop apprentices and therefore increase the number of qualified technicians with in the region.”
TruckEast have six first year apprentice technicians enrolled at Northampton College who attend the establishment once every six weeks to study the theory element of the programme, and each student is also assigned a mentor from their respective workshops. The donation is part of an ongoing collaboration between TruckEast and the college with the aim of creating opportunities for young people and encouraging them to pursue careers in the commercial vehicle sector.