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Vauxhall in the driving seat with new Apprenticeship

April 2, 2015

Vauxhall Motors in Ellesmere Port, in conjunction with its training partner West Cheshire College, has started its annual Apprenticeship recruitment campaign with the announcement that this year’s intake of 10 Apprentices will start a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Vauxhall, one of the first UK car manufacturers to launch the Apprenticeship, has helped design, develop and shape a new apprenticeship standard for the automotive industry - the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship.

Ronny Roberts, Senior Supervisor – Central Maintenance at Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall Motors' Ellesmere Port plant is excited to be at the forefront of the employer-led mechatronics technician apprenticeship.

“This will ensure that its future engineers have the opportunity of world class training, enabling it to meet its future technical needs.”

The four-year Apprenticeship will combine a year’s training at West Cheshire College before progressing to working at Vauxhall four days a week with one day training at the College.

Maria Davison, Director in Business Development at West Cheshire College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to secure a highly sought after Apprenticeship.

 “We are looking for candidates who are hard-working, passionate and eager to learn and progress in one of the most exciting industries in the UK. Not only will they have a kick-start to their career but they will have the potential to progress into higher education by studying to degree level.”

Applicants must have attained or be predicted to achieve 4-5 GCSE’s at grades A*- C including English, Science subjects and a grade B in Maths or a vocational GCSE in Engineering.

To apply for the Apprenticeship visit: www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/vauxhall, the closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st March 2015. For more information about doing an Apprenticeship through West Cheshire College, call 01244 656455.

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