Turkish delight for students

A group of eight Motor Vehicle students will embark on a trip of a lifetime this February half-term, when they jet off to Istanbul for a two week long work experience placement at Doğuş Otomotiv, Turkey's leading automotive distributor.

The students, who are between 17 – 23 years old, are all currently studying Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance at Shrewsbury College and were selected as part of the European Commissions’ Leonardo programme.

During the two week placement students will have the opportunity to work in Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi garages.

Stuart Thomas, Motor Vehicle Lecturer at Shrewsbury College, said: “The trip is a great opportunity for students to improve their technical ability and gain valuable experience in the trade.”

Eighteen year old student, Brynley Corke, said: “I’m very excited about working in a different country and with the high profile technicians out there. I know the trip is really going to help me in my career.”

In preparation for the trip students visited a Turkish restaurant and have learnt about the language, culture and history of the country.

Motor Vehicle is one of five subject areas at Shrewsbury College to directly benefit from the new and improved facilities of the recently refurbished £3 million Engineering and Construction Centre, which was officially opened last week.

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