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McLaren Talk Drives Employability

Automotive giant McLaren recently visited our Vehicle Maintenance students to inspire their next steps in the industry.

Representatives from McLaren delivered a talk to both our college students and apprentices, reminding them of the exciting progression opportunities available within their company.

They shared with students what skills, experiences and characteristics they look for when interviewing candidates – with passion for their work being a key factor. As well as delivering an inspiring talk, they also brought along a McLaren 600LT to remind students of the incredible cars they can aspire to work on.

Emily, one of our current McLaren apprentices, also spoke to students about her own experiences progressing to a Level 3 apprenticeship with McLaren.

She told us: “I saw an apprenticeship vacancy advertised at the College for McLaren. I wasn’t sure about applying because I didn’t think I had the experience, but my tutor encouraged me to apply. I was up against over 130 applicants and got one of the 8 places available.

With the apprenticeship I get to travel all over the world, developing cars and working closely with engineers. I’ve traveled to Spain, Italy and Germany. The good thing about an apprenticeship is that you can learn from people in your organisation. If we’re learning theory at college I can go to the person at McLaren who does that as their job to learn even more, which brings it all to life. I’m hoping to work up to degree level in Motor Sport Engineering, particularly working with hybrid cars.”

Interested in studying Vehicle Maintenance with us? There’s still time to apply for this September! Find out more about our apprenticeships and courses for school leavers.

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