Apprenticeship provider celebrates anniversary
Northwest apprenticeship provider, Total People, is celebrating its Commercial Vehicle Hub’s two-year anniversary.
Over 100 newly qualified bus and coach apprentices have completed their apprenticeship with Total People at the Commercial Vehicle Hub since it opened in 2021. The newly-qualified trainees have gone on to help support the Greater Manchester transport network with newly qualified bus and coach engineers, working with over 15 local PCV operators.
The new Commercial Vehicle HUB was officially opened by former racing driver and TV favourite Vicki Butler-Henderson with a £750,000 investment in May 2021, supported by the parent Company, LTE Group.
The dedicated training facility is located at The Manchester College Wythenshawe Campus. In addition, engineering apprentices can refine their industry-standard engineering skills with practical learning sessions on buses and coaches on-site in the workshop.
“With Industry standard facilities, and a high pass rate for our Engineering, Bus & Coach Apprentices, we can confidently say that this facility is delivering what it set out to achieve” – Mel Nicholson, Managing Director at Total People
Mel Nicholson, Managing Director at Total People, said: “With Industry standard facilities, and a high pass rate for our Engineering, Bus & Coach Apprentices, we can confidently say that this facility is delivering what it set out to achieve – skilled workers who can support the transport infrastructure across Greater Manchester.
“It’s fantastic to see so many eager learners come to the Commercial Vehicle Hub at Wythenshawe, and to support local businesses who need skilled workers. We are looking forward to expanding the facility to support the next generation of electric and green vehicle technologies.”
“I’ve gained lots of new skills academically, physically, practically doing the job and my social skills have improved” – Level 3 apprentice Alfie Blundell
Level 3 apprentice Alfie Blundell sums up his learning journey: “I’ve gained lots of new skills academically, physically, practically doing the job and my social skills have improved. I’ve really benefited from the academic aspect of learning how different things work because the way that Total People do it is completely different to how you would learn in a garage. You get to strip equipment down and learn practically on the job. Just go for it – it’s brilliant.”