Vindis Group has today (6 December 2023) announced an exciting new partnership with further education establishment, Cambridge Regional College (CRC), to drive awareness of careers in the automotive industry.
Acting as Automotive Retail Partner to the college, Vindis Group will support CRC in preparing students for potential futures in specialist automotive roles. With over 60 years of automotive experience, the Group will help to shape elements of the academic curriculum and offer technical expertise to best prepare students for a future in the sector.
The partnership was launched at CRC’s Cambridge campus on Kings Hedges Road and attended by Vindis Group’s Managing Director, Jamie Vindis and People Director, Victoria Stubbs as well as college alumni that now fill varying roles within the Group. Assessments for 2023’s Level 2 and 3 qualified Motor Vehicle Students were held to identify potential opportunities for the coming year and promote different paths of development.
CRC’s mission, as part of this partnership, is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of the students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. Vindis Group will proudly help to develop the transition from an educational to a professional environment.
Jamie Vindis, Vindis Group Managing Director said:
“At Vindis Group we are incredibly excited to be partnering with Cambridge Regional College. As an organisation we believe that we are only as good as the exceptional people we employ and through this partnership we will have the opportunity to help individuals from local communities with a passion for automotive find their start in the industry.
Cambridge Regional College has a history of producing excellent students, many of which have already found a home at Vindis Group and it’s a privilege that we can play a part in shaping the next generation of automotive specialists.”
Joe Rayner, Vindis Group Service Technician and CRC alumni said:
“After achieving my Level 3 IMI Motor Vehicle qualification at Cambridge Regional College, I was provided with the opportunity to work for Vindis. CRC offered me the foundations to begin my career as a Motor Vehicle Technician which Vindis have since built upon. In the 5 years of working for Vindis, I have been supported and provided opportunities to progress and gain further Motor Vehicle qualifications.
I am grateful for my experiences at both CRC and Vindis which have been invaluable in developing my knowledge and skills of the profession and progressing my career.”
Maureen Horan, Cambridge Regional College’s Assistant Principal – Employer Engagement, International & Commercial Operations said:
“It is an honour for our college to join forces with such a renowned brand like Vindis, providing exceptional insights and pathways into the world of work for our automotive students.
Through 3–6-month internships for Level 3 qualified Motor Vehicle students (PDI, HVT, Service Internships), Vindis will have access to students to build their succession planning pipeline at local car centres, and we cannot wait to see the results of the programme and to see the impact our skilled students will have.”