Eight apprentices working with Opplaeringskontoret Bilfag Ostfold AS, a Norwegian motor sector trainer based in the south-east of Norway, are being brought over to England to learn about the UK motor sector.
The exchange has been arranged via the Leonardo da Vinci programme, the EU Commission's exchange scheme for apprentices and young workers.
They will attend classes at the ReMIT Centre for Technical Excellence, the training centre based in Croydon, as well as work at garages in the South London area.
Stephen Ramsay, ReMIT managing director, says: “This will be a unique opportunity for businesses in the UK to work with colleagues from abroad. It will also be an opportunity for the Norwegian learners to discover how the UK motor trade operates.” The Norwegian apprentices will also be visiting UK manufacturer bases as part of their trip. They arrive in April.