Leading Midlands college group WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group) has partnered with Listers Group Ltd to help develop the next generation of vehicle technicians.
Listers, one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the UK, will support students studying motor vehicle courses across its colleges and will offer workplace tuition support and supply students with several vehicles to work on in their workshops.
The cars supplied by Listers Group will be equipped with the latest technology and provide students with first-hand experience on a wide range of vehicles.
WCG runs motor vehicle qualifications at three of its colleges, including Evesham College, Warwick Trident College and Rugby College. Students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to secure future employment at one of 51 Listers Group sites across the country.
Listers Group will lend several part-exchange vehicles specific to the brands the company represents, which includes Audi, BMW, CUPRA, Honda, Isuzu, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, SEAT, ŠKODA, smart, Toyota, Volkswagen Cars and Commercial Vehicles and Volvo.
Lee Kirk, Head of Motor Vehicle Department at WCG, said: “To have Listers Group on board is a huge plus for our students, and this partnership will help us to develop vastly skilled mechanics who are fully-equipped for the world of work.
“At WCG, we are training our students to be the future of the motor industry and the possible employment opportunities available because of this deal will give the students a great start.
“We would like to thank Listers Group for choosing to work with us and providing this vital support for the development of our students.”
People are at the heart of Listers Group, which is committed to providing all staff with equal opportunities. Employees are encouraged to maximise their potential through training and exciting career opportunities, regardless of their background.