Motor vehicle students kick start future careers

Motor vehicle students at City of Wolverhampton College are gaining real work experience to kick start their future careers by carrying out maintenance jobs on tutors’ cars in return for donations to charity.

Learners studying for Level 2 and 3 diplomas in vehicle service and repair at the college’s Paget Road campus are offering a range of winter checks with all money raised going to the city’s Compton Hospice.

Services on offer include bulb replacements and battery checks for £5, a 50-point winter check, brake service, pre-MOT inspection or mini valet for £10, new tyres from £35, and an interim service from £49.99 – with all work supervised by a qualified tutor and accompanied by a written report detailing the work carried out.

Andy Lee, curriculum manager for motor vehicle at the college, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for motor vehicle students to use their practical and customer service skills by providing services to clients as they would do in a working garage.

“And being able to put that they have experience of working in a commercial setting on their CV will impress employers and make them stand out from the competition when they are applying for jobs in the future.”

The college offers a range of industry-recognised qualifications in vehicle service and repair, body repair and refinishing for people who want to work in the motor industry, short courses in basic vehicle maintenance for those who want to save money by doing small jobs on their cars themselves, and bespoke training for local companies wanting to up-skill their staff.

For details of motor vehicle courses click here


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