The Car repair students at Newcastle College put their skills to work by restoring a classic car in aid of charity.
Level two students studying the diploma in vehicle accident body repair principles restored the 1960s Rover 100 which is now ready to be sent to auction, where it will raise money for BEN — the motor and allied trades Benevolent fund.
The learners fixed bodywork and kept a photo diary of the work carried out, including everything from sanding off the paintwork, welding broken parts, administering filler and repainting it.
Learner Bethany Pattie, aged 18, worked on the project and has now moved on to the level three course.
She said: “We were all excited about the project because we had never done anything like it before, and we really wanted to raise money for BEN.
“We have had a mind-blowing experience. I think we have all learned a lot about ourselves, as well as each other. Seeing the Rover in its glory, all gleaming and shiny, is a wonderful feeling.”
Main pic: Student Bethany Pattie with the restored 1960s Rover 100
Winners of the 2023 Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards
|Award name||Sponsor||Winner||Employer (Training Provider)|
|Apprentice of the Year 2023||Pearson||Joseph Lennox||HMRC (Capita Learning)|
|Accounting & Finance (Apprentice Award)||Kaplan Financial||Joseph Lennox||HMRC (Capita Learning)|
|Accounting & Finance (Employer Award)||Kaplan Financial||NatWest Group|
|Management, Legal & Professional Services (Apprentice Award)||Mindful Education||Alisha Kasobya||MBDA (University of Hertfordshire)|
|Management, Legal & Professional Services (Employer Award)||Mindful Education||WTW|
|Charity, Voluntary & Public Services (Apprentice Award)||NCFE||Aymen Belkacemi||Multiverse (University College London )|
|Charity, Voluntary & Public Services (Employer Award)||NCFE||Bolton at Home|
|Health, Medical & Social Care (Apprentice Award)||Royal Navy||Christina Dumitriu Jackson||AstraZeneca (Manchester Metropolitan University)|
|Health, Medical & Social Care (Employer Award)||Royal Navy||Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust|
|Construction Services (Apprentice Award)||Severn Trent||Tracy Fearon||Nottingham City Council Housing Services (Nottingham College)|
|Construction Services (Employer Award)||Severn Trent||HS2 Ltd|
|Engineering & Manufacturing (Apprentice Award)||JTL Training||Alexia Williams||Rolls-Royce (Cranfield University)|
|Engineering & Manufacturing (Employer Award)||JTL Training||Severn Trent|
|Digital & Technology (Apprentice Award)||BT Group||Tracy Tran||BT Group (Ravensbourne University)|
|Digital & Technology (Employer Award)||BT Group||Salesforce|
|Creative, Media & Marketing (Apprentice Award)||Occupational Awards Limited||Abu Berete||BT Group (QA)|
|Creative, Media & Marketing (Employer Award)||Occupational Awards Limited||BBC|
|Retail, Hospitality & Tourism (Apprentice Award)||Lifetime Training||Akwasi Boateng||British Airways (Avado)|
|Retail, Hospitality & Tourism (Employer Award)||Lifetime Training||Compass Group UK & Ireland|
|Transport & Logistics (Apprentice Award)||British Army||Mamadou Kone||Amazon (University of Exeter)|
|Transport & Logistics (Employer Award)||British Army||Go-Ahead Group|
|Intermediate Apprentice of the Year||Skills & Education Grou||Honey Warner||Performance Through People (PTP Training)|
|Judges’ Choice||Lloyds Banking Group||Jainna Bhalla||Leonardo (Coventry University)|
|Small, Medium Employer of the Year||Amazing Apprenticeships||Hockley Mint|
|Large Employer of the Year||NOCN Group||Lloyds Banking Group|
|Learning Provider of the Year (Small Learning Provider)||Association of Employment and Learning Providers||The Development Manager (TDM)|
|Learning Provider of the Year (Large Learning Provider)||Association of Employment and Learning Providers||JTL Training|
|University of the Year||UCAS||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|Steve Lawrence Award for Commitment to Apprenticeships||Pathway Group||Paul Sobers,National Grid|
|Overall Contribution to Apprenticeships||Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance||Graham Hasting-Evans, NOCN|