Year 9 boys working at Essilor. Wind turbine in the making!
We are over the moon! Another national award from the Careers Development Institute. 'Innovative Employer Engagement' Thank you all Partners.
'We are thrilled that the work we have done over the last five years has been recognised at a national level. Thank you to all involved!"
"This is an excellent design. It really emphasises the emotion of driving a Hyundai and the inspiration it provides. I love the idea of the student embarking on a journey being translated into a design on the car. Very creative and extremely inspirational."
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd
One of Castle School’s Year 11 students, Lauren Savage, has just secured a 3 year service technician apprenticeship with Berkeley Vale Motors. She is the first female to be offered this opportunity with the Thorbury based Hyundai dealership. Jim Coogan (After Sales Manager) explained that they were not intending to take on an apprentice this year, but they were so impressed with Lauren’s persistence, enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to learn, they agreed to take her on!
He went on to sum up the benefits of taking on an apprentice. “Having an apprentice helps us develop a young person’s understanding of our specific culture and ethos. They become an expert in our products.”
Lauren’s excitement about this opportunity was obvious when talking to her. After a meeting with Jim and her parents to sign all the paperwork, she gave a firm hand shake and said to Jim, “See you bright on early on 17th July!”
We’re sure Berkeley Vale Motors won’t regret it! Good luck Lauren!