Engineering apprenticeships at Vauxhall


Vauxhall apprentice with students from Samuel Whitbread Community College

As many as 100 students from local secondary schools visited Vauxhall’s Apprenticeship Fair at Millbrook Proving Ground vehicle testing centre in early March to explore career opportunities in automotive manufacturing.


Students aged 16-19 gained insight into a variety of exciting career paths. Applications for apprenticeship positions in the manufacturing, engineering and commercial arenas from September 2012 have just opened and positions will be offered at Vauxhall’s sites in Luton and also at Millbrook Proving Ground.


Current apprentices were at the fair to speak to the students and share their experiences. Members of Vauxhall’s educational provider Bedford College were on hand to offer guidance and support on qualifications that students can gain with an apprenticeship. The advantages apprenticeships offer in the current working environment – apart from ‘earning while learning’ – were also explained.


Showcasing ground-breaking technological innovation at the fair was Vauxhall’s electric Ampera and technicians from Vauxhall’s Technology Centre and Millbrook Proving Ground were happy to explain the car’s technology to the students. The European motoring press had just awarded Vauxhall’s Ampera Car of the Year 2012 – announced at the Geneva Motor Show!

The closing date for Millbrook Proving Ground apprenticeships is Wednesday, 28 March 2012.

You can also contact Pat Crowe at Bedford College on 01234 291012.