Turkish delight for Motor Vehicle students

A group of twelve Motor Vehicle students embarked on an all-expenses paid trip to Istanbul in Turkey earlier this year for an exciting two week long work experience placement.

The students, who are all currently studying Level 1 and Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance at Shrewsbury College, were selected as part of the European Commissions’ Leonardo programme. During the two week placement they had the opportunity to work in Porsche, Lamborghini and Renault dealerships alongside highly skilled vehicle technicians.

“I enjoyed meeting the people and getting to see a new culture,” said Level 2 student Rob Rhodes-Jones, 17. “Going into the garages was really good experience. I’ll definitely be able to use the skills I learnt there.”

Shrewsbury College Motor Vehicle Lecturer, Stuart Thomas, said: “The placement allowed students to assist with the repair, service and diagnosis of a range of high end performance cars. They also got to experience the cultural sights, sounds and flavours of Istanbul.

“It was an excellent way of enhancing their learning experience and exposed the students to a challenging and exciting working environment,” he continued. “The students were fantastic ambassadors for the College and many new friends were made over the duration of the visit.”

The Leonardo programme provides opportunities for organisations, staff and learners involved in education and training across Europe to work together, learn from each other’s expertise, and widen their experience of other cultures and languages.
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