Former apprentice inspires next generation on industry technicians


10 Feb 2021
Nick Lewis - manager for automotive & engineering
Nick Lewis - manager for automotive & engineering

A former apprentice in the automotive sector is inspiring the next generation of industry technicians after taking up a new post at City of Wolverhampton College. 

Nick Lewis has been appointed as manager of the college’s automotive and engineering department and will oversee its full-time and part-time vocational qualifications, as well as apprenticeship opportunities within the sector. 

He has 26 years’ experience in the automotive engineering industry – having started his career as an apprentice in a garage, aged 16 –  and prior to joining the college was operations manager for a training provider with responsibility for managing trade apprenticeships. 

Nick said: “The college already has a well-established automotive and engineering department and I am looking forward to developing it further and to working with students, apprentices and employers to establish more high-quality apprenticeship and work experience opportunities within the sector. 

“As a former apprentice I know what it’s like to start out in the industry and will be using my experience to inspire the next generation of technicians to go on to successful future careers. 

Get details of automotive and engineering courses and apprenticeships here