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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Engineering, ICT and Manufacturing are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
Banger racing enthusiast Jamie Rushton has enjoyed tinkering with cars for as long as he can remember. So, when a Derby College motor vehicle apprenticeship came up at A&M Motors in Church Gresley, he seized the opportunity.
As the firm’s first apprentice, his progress has been so impressive that he is set to be taken on permanently when his training programme finishes in 2015.
Jamie appreciates the support he receives from his College tutors and assessors. He also enjoys his day release experience at The Garage, our commercial facility.
The apprenticeship links in perfectly with Jamie’s favourite past time of banger racing. He takes part in racing events all over the country.
I’m in the right job: I’ve always wanted to be around cars and I know I always will. I’ve carried out some quite demanding jobs since I started my apprenticeship. We also get the chance to learn different things at College and to talk to each other about what we’ve been doing at work.
Trainee vehicle technician
£15,000 per year starting salary.
Carrying out repairs and services
Lead vehicle body repairer
£28,000 per year
Fixing and replacing damaged body parts
£25,000-£40,000 per year.
Building and testing racing cars and bikes
Up to £44,000 per year.
Responsible for all aspects of a repair business
Courses in this area are run at the Johnson Building, part of our Roundhouse campus
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The Institute of the Motor Industry offers further information about careers and training
This site includes an excellent World of Work section to help you learn more about life in the motor industry
The Garage is run by staff and students during term time. Motor Vehicle students are the mechanics and are supervised by staff at all times.
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Michelle Barratt, IMI Business Development Manager. Left: Matthew Curtis, Motor Vehicle Team Manager Derby College
The IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Employer Recognition Scheme demonstrates our expertise, knowledge, commitment to ethical conduct and continuing professional development.