Two of Glasgow Kelvin College’s pre-vocational NQ Vehicle Body Repair students got more than they bargained for when they went on their work placement – they did so well, they were both offered apprenticeships!!
Aaron Sangray and David Murphy are now coming back to the College on a day-release basis to gain the skills and underpinning knowledge necessary for their career in vehicle body repair.
Hailing from Giffnock and Springburn, the lads came to college more or less straight from school. In fact, Aaron had joined one of the schools’ Engineering Scholarship programmes and was already attending at Springburn campus.
Both were delighted to land a place on the Vehicle Body Repair programme and, when they began their two-week work placement with Allied Vehicles and were subsequently offered an apprenticeship, they couldn’t believe their luck!
“It’s a dream come true,” says David, “and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”
Both of these young apprentices see their career developing in the industry and are keen to move forward.
James Spence, Panel Shop Team Leader at Allied Vehicles, said:
“With the recommendation of Robert Murray, their tutor, the students came down during the Easter Break to prove themselves and we were really happy with their work. They’ve continued to improve over the weeks.
Their tutor and I were colleagues in the past and Glasgow Kelvin has been a useful point of contact for us when we are recruiting. I look forward to continuing our working relationship with Glasgow Kelvin in the future and to seeing our apprentices going from strength to strength.”