Motor vehicle students at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, are learning their trade on the latest road cars thanks to the generosity of local automotive company Car Transplants.

The latest intake of vehicle technicians are developing their practical skills on a range of current models and static engines donated by Car Transplants, which has a long standing partnership with the college.

The company, which has a base in Hurleston, is the leading car breaker in the northwest and also specialises in repairable vehicles and safe car disposal. Each year it supplies Reaseheath with around ten modern road cars from a variety of ranges, models and styles.

The students work on the vehicles in Reaseheath’s automative workshop, which has ten vehicle ramps, modern diagnostic equipment and a simulated MOT standard test lane. They also train on the static engines supplied by Car Transplants.

Motor Vehicle Programme Leader Simon Bishop said: “We were delighted to receive the latest delivery of cars from Car Transplants. The vehicles are typical of the road cars which come into garages for repair or service on a daily basis. By introducing our students to current technology and systems we are able to give them relevant skills which prepare them for the world of work.”

Managing Director of Car Transplants, Mark Schofield, said: “We actively support Reaseheath’s motor vehicle department because the next generation of motor vehicle technicians are the future life blood of our industry. Our partnership with the college is also part of our wider engagement with our local community.”

In further links with Reaseheath, Car Transplants sponsors student awards and supports the college’s popular Family Festival by exhibiting its show truck. It also supplies the two vehicles used by Nantwich’s ambulance first responders while Reaseheath’s vehicle technicians provide regular servicing and safety checks.

Caption: Teaching team Gareth Baister, Wayne Dyson, Simon Bishop, Gerard Dunn, Rob Antrobus, Craig Conroy and Steven Radcliffe with Level 2 motor vehicle students Aaron Bowyer, Alex Beech, Holly Cank, Ben Miles and Migel Gorgulho and one of the donated cars