TWO STUDENTS on a new pilot scheme which offers work experience and mentoring impressed that much they have landed full-time careers with the Morgan Motor Company, writes Carrie Eddins.
Conner MacRae and Thomas Wall, who were studying Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles at Heart of Worcestershire College, have been offered permanent jobs as chassis build fitters at the company’s world-renowned Malvern factory.
The Junior Internship Programme which began in September last year is part of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Creating our Future Workforce’ campaign to strengthen the relationship between the county’s schools and businesses.
The early successes of the programme support recent research which proves the positive impact on students’ progress during their studies when supported and mentored by employers.
The interns are ‘thrilled’ with their permanent positions at such a prestigious company.
Thomas said he loved being able to learn about and use traditional and new manufacturing methods, as well as the importance of health and safety.
Conner added it was such a privilege to be working for Morgan.
“It’s great how the experienced engineers pass on their knowledge and passion.
“We already feel like part of the team and not just the new guys.
“The passion that all the engineers have about the cars they build is really impressive.
“One engineer told me that ‘we are not just making a car, we’re making a lifestyle and a piece of art.”
Morgan CEO Steve Morris said ““As a 110-year old company which retains a highly-skilled workforce to build our range of world-renowned sports cars, it is vitally important that we’re able to recruit and train the next generation of Morgan craftsmen and women.”
He added he was pleased to be able to welcome Thomas and Conner to the team.
Mark Seyler, from Heart of Worcestershire College said it was fantastic to see the students’ commitment to the programme being rewarded.”
Email Jacqui Morley-Brooker, Apprenticeship Hub Project Manager at Worcestershire County Council JMBrooker@worcestershire.gov.uk for more information on the scheme.