Dave Doublett, Andy Pickett, John Reid and Kevin Leggett

Vauxhall has donated an engine and several gearboxes to Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to help young inmates learn about working with leading-edge motor technology. The institute has two motor vehicle workshops where young offenders can learn new skills and gain qualifications, helping prepare them for rehabilitation.

Skills mean opportunities

Head of Vauxhall’s customer care operations, Dave Doublett, presented Governor Kevin Leggett with the powertrain components, consisting of six new gearbox transmissions and one complete engine assembly.


“It’s great that we can provide assistance to those who would like a career in the motor industry,” said Dave. “The donation will help equip young offenders with the skills they need to work on modern vehicles. Hopefully this will mean they are better skilled to gain employment.”


“These significant units will go a long way to helping us train young offenders on more up-to-date technology,” said the institute’s vocational team leader Andy Pickett. “This experience will help them forge a successful career in the future.”


“Vauxhall has donated components to the institute in the past and this continued support is wonderful.”