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Partnership with Preston College

Apprentice Partnership with Preston College

24/1/2022

We are proud to announce a new long-term partnership with Lancashire further education provider, Preston College.

The new automotive technologies partnership will help apprentices learn a breadth of knowledge, skills and behaviours in their specific area. The aim is to help apprentices to become confident in carrying out maintenance and everyday repairs on cars through to more complex diagnostics and servicing.

Preston College is currently the largest apprenticeship provider in its local area.  They are committed to embedding industry-led curriculum across all of its provision types. The technical skills programme partnership with ourselves will provide valuable experience and development opportunities that will ensure learners become sought-after within industry.

The development of key provisions types, combined with the underpinning knowledge, skills and behaviours delivered in an education environment, will allow the pipeline of industry-ready learners to progress into permanent employment or an apprenticeship within the organisation, whilst adding value to our existing workforce.

Jonathan Rogan, Aftersales Manager, said: “As a Lancashire-based family business we are always looking for meaningful ways to invest in the county's future.  Our new strategic relationship with Preston College is the perfect collaboration between two organisations who share the same values and vision for local learners.

“We’re especially excited to bring the unique strengths of both organisations together. We have a rich tradition for investing in local apprentices and with Preston College’s help we can continue to create exciting careers and provide an even better learning environment for our apprentices.”

The partnership will allow us to work together to provide apprentices with high-quality training, delivery and assessment, whilst continuing to use the College’s industry-standard workspaces.

Mark Taylor, Head of School for Engineering and Automotive Technologies at Preston College, added: “With the relentless pace of change and the increasing number of electric cars, the automotive retail sector has witnessed considerable innovation over recent years. Our partnership with Porsche Centre Preston will help us to keep ahead of the game by offering real life learning experiences with the latest automotive technologies in a commercial environment.

“There’s no doubt that partnering with one of Lancashire’s most-famous family businesses will offer our apprentices the chance to deliver first class outcomes whilst developing their skills in high quality, technology-rich learning spaces.”

For more information, contact us on 01772 911 911 or email info@porschepreston.co.uk .