Motor vehicle students at Stoke on Trent College are learning their trade on the latest road cars thanks to the generosity of local automotive company, SYNETIQ.
Trainee vehicle technicians at the college are developing their practical skills on a range of current models and static engines donated by SYNETIQ, as part of a new partnership. The company, which has a base in Hurleston, is the leading vehicle recycling company in the northwest and also specialises in repairable vehicles and safe car disposal across the UK. Each year it supplies Stoke on Trent College with around ten modern road cars from a variety of ranges, models and styles.
The students work on the vehicles in the Stoke on Trent College automotive workshops, which has ten vehicle ramps, modern diagnostic equipment, automotive body repair and paint facility, Heavy Vehicle and dedicated Hybrid vehicle training areas, they also train on the static engines supplied by SYNETIQ. Motor Vehicle Team Leader Sharon Roberts said: “We were delighted to receive the latest delivery of cars from SYNETIQ. The vehicles are typical of the road cars which come into garages for repair or service on a daily basis. By introducing our students to current technology and systems we are able to give them relevant skills which prepare them for the world of work.”
Director of SYNETIQ, Mark Schofield, said: “We actively support Stoke on Trent College Automotive department because the next generation of motor vehicle technicians are the future life blood of our industry. Our partnership with the college is also part of our wider engagement with our local community.”
SYNETIQ has significant scale and capacity, operating 16 fully licensed and accredited sites across the UK, with a fleet of over 120 collection and delivery vehicles and having processed 100,000 vehicles in the last 12 months. SYNETIQ has over 54,000 registered auction customers and sells in excess of 51,000 vehicles and 260,000 parts per year.