Automotive students at Walsall College recently completed practical assessments under the critical eye of two representatives from Trade Centre UK. With 30 vacancies emerging at the Wednesbury branch, the organisation is keen to raise awareness of their recruitment process among aspiring mechanics and technicians.
Lee Gorton, head of quality and vehicle repair and mechanic, Luke Littleton observed a group of Level 3 student as they completed a variety of practical assessments.
Mark Pemberton, Curriculum Manager added: “Lee and Luke developed a great rapport with our students. They encouraged them to demonstrate their professional competencies while they carried out their work.
“This was excellent preparation for when the students take part in recruitment sessions in future.”
The team also toured the college’s new Light Electric and Alternative Fuel (LEAF) workshops were electric vehicle maintenance and repair qualifications are being delivered.
Commenting on the visit, Lee Gorton said: “We’re a growing business keen to support industry trainees and graduates as they make the successful transition into the workplace.
“We know that taking those first steps into the industry can be a daunting prospect for some, so we want to help boost the confidence and motivation of these individuals by sharing insights into our job roles and our brand.”