Northampton College students get £20,000 of engines to work on from BMW

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Vehicle maintenance students at Northampton College have been given three new engines worth £20,000 from BMW.

The engines, from the BMW 3 Series range, will be used to give students the chance to work with up to date machinery and to familiarise themselves with the parts and mechanisms used in modern vehicles.

Chris Allen, from the college’s Vehicle Maintenance and Repair department, said: “We are delighted with the new engines and extremely grateful to BMW Group UK and their logistics partner Great Bear Distribution for their generous donation.

“This will make a big difference for our students as it gives them the opportunity to work on modern engines.

“We can now get to work on stripping them down and taking them apart, so students have the chance to get to know and feel every single component of an up-to-date engine.”

The department provides training for apprentices preparing to embark on careers in workshops and garages across Northamptonshire. It is hoped that working with these new engines will broaden the experience of the students, making them more attractive to prospective employers.