An intern with Autotech Academy has been presented with a top award by Basingstoke College of Technology.
Jordan Occormore qualified earlier this year with a Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. The College has subsequently presented him with the Commitment, Motivation & Achievement Award.
In August, Jordan entered Autotech Academy’s paid internship programme with Marshall Volkswagen Reading. The six-month internship will see Jordan put the theory he learned within Basingstoke College’s Automotive facility into practice. At the end of the period he will either be offered a full-time position, or take the experience he has acquired to another automotive role.
“We are delighted for Jordan on being recognised by the college in this way,” comments James Mackay, Director of Autotech Academy.
“All of the interns we place within independent garages or dealer groups through Autotech Academy are interviewed and thoroughly vetted by us. Jordan’s award is testament to the fact that so many of these students are committed to learning the skills the industry vitally needs.
“Each year, up to 10,000 automotive students end up working within other industries as they struggle to secure a role within the motor sector. Autotech Academy’s internship initiative was created to mitigate this and create a pipeline of talent into the industry. Without this internship, students like Jordan, who are extremely keen to secure an automotive career, could have missed out on a role, and his talent and skills would have been lost.”
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