Going up a gear

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Companies which need the best young engineers are donating equipment to Bedford College to help apprentices prepare for the workplace.

Coca-Cola in Milton Keynes, the Aircraft Research Association (ARA) of Bedford and Forticrete of Leighton Buzzard have given motors, testing equipment and solar panels so young people can practise using modern technology. Tensile testing equipment from ARA, together with blocks of aluminium, are not only valuable but vital training aids for apprentices.

“We are very grateful to engineering companies for their support of Bedford College in preparing young people for careers which are vital for the future of modern industry in the UK,” said Rob Storehouse.

“This equipment makes College work relevant and means we can expand our range of training in engineering maintenance for the benefit of a wide range of companies.”

Apprentices are now at work on equipment at the Bedford College Brunel Training Centre on Brunel Road Industrial Estate, off Barkers Lane, Bedford. 

For more information on engineering apprenticeships at Bedford College go to http://bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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