Pole position for apprentices

Friday 6 January 2017

Bedford College students are in pole position when it comes to winning ‘Formula One’ apprenticeships with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

HPP sponsors an Engineering Student of the Year Award at Bedford College every year. The prize includes a fast track to the front of an interview queue for one of the company’s sought after apprenticeships.

Lee Walters, Employee Development Manager at HPP in Brixworth, Northamptonshire explained that each year the company took on up to ten apprentices as machinists, assembly or test technicians. After the first year they progressed on to Higher National Certificates with a view to developing them as engineers. The team at HPP benefits from great terms and conditions, working in the competitive and high-tech environment of global motorsport.

A video shown to the students explained how HPP is at the forefront of modern engine design, including the Hybrid Energy Recovery System. Lee added: “We want young people to step up and believe they can be good enough to be part of our World Class team.”

Bedford College offers a range of real engineering courses from aeronautical, electrical, electronic, general and mechanical engineering. Students gain workshop experience and go on to some of the best engineering apprenticeships on offer in the UK. Join them via www.bedford.ac.uk

Bethany Coles, Personal Tutor, who organised the event said: “We are very grateful to have the support of Mercedes AMG. Their involvement is an inspiration to our students who get an inside track into how to get a job with one of the best brands in engineering.”

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