Jardine Motors Group has given permanent jobs to a number of placement students who were studying motor vehicle repair at Milton Keynes College.
The students were carrying out the hand-on training element of their course in Jardine’s Audi, JLR, BMW and VW dealerships for two-days of the week, while studying at the college.
The performance of the students impressed the teams within the dealership so much that they made the decision to take them on a permanent basis.
Jo Newell, head of HR Operations at Jardine Motors Group, said: “Working in partnership with the college has been a fantastic boost for us. We really appreciate being able to help nurture some of the brightest talent coming into the automotive sector, and we jumped at the chance to take some of the students on in a permanent role.”
Di Cook, head of recruitment services at Milton Keynes College, said: “Jardine has been a flagship employer in supporting the development of our motor vehicle repair students’ skills and knowledge. We are providing a comprehensive and thorough training programme, which has enabled them to develop their practical skills, grow in confidence, gain more knowledge and most importantly become more mature and work ready.
“Our motor vehicle repair students all aspire to be offered a place undertaking their work experience or an industry placement with Jardine Motors Group. They appreciate the amazing opportunity it offers them in gaining valuable experience and working with leading car brands, and are spurred on by the prospect of possibly securing a job.”
The Academy offers an exclusive 12-month training programme to people outside the automotive industry, which aims to nurture people’s strengths and passions.