With a passion for motor racing, an engineering apprenticeship is enabling 17 year-old Lewis Evans to work in the industry he loves so much.
Stock car racing enthusiast Lewis, a leading driver in the BriSCA F1 League , combines working for race car manufacturer RCE in Sutton Coldfield with studying for the Level 3 diploma in engineering at the college’s Paget Road campus after progressing from the Level 2 qualification last year.
Lewis, who proudly sports the college logo on his stock car, said: “The course covers all aspects of welding, as well as health and safety in the workplace, and I’m getting the chance to improve my maths as part of the course too.
“An apprenticeship in an area of the industry where I also have an interest is an ideal combination as, not only can I use the skills I’m learning on vehicles at work, but I can also use them on my stock car too.”
Lewis is already making waves in the BriSCA F1 League, with three race wins to his name already this season and is currently ranked 25th nationally.