Motor industry links reaps career reward

Reaseheath motor vehicle department have been forging new links with industry to support alumni career progression.

IMI motor L3 2013 grad David Bailey joins colleagues from Sports and Classic April 2015

David Bailey joins colleagues from Sports and Classic


North West Porsche specialists Sports and Classic recently contacted the College for help in recruiting a skilled technician to join their expanding team. Based in Nether Alderley, Cheshire, the sports car experts turned to Reaseheath when their job advertisement campaign proved unsuccessful.

Reaseheath motor vehicle Course Manager Steve Ellis liaised with Michael Bourke, Director and Founder of Sports and Classic and suggested a potential candidate, David Bailey.

Said Michael: “I first met the teaching staff and students from Reaseheath at the Porsche RS trackday at Oulton Park and was really impressed with students’ enthusiasm for the automotive industry.

“When my business moved premises due to increased turnover and I was unable to find the right professional to join my team, Reaseheath College seemed the logical place to turn to for advice.”

David, 20, a former Reaseheath IMI Level  3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student maintained good links with the College on completing his studies in 2013 and was keen to take the next step on his career ladder. With an interest in working with prestige and highly technical cars, Steve believed David was the perfect man for the job.

Said David: “I was really pleased to be contacted by Steve and put forward for the position at Sports and Classic. It was great to think that I was on Steve’s radar when considering an opportunity for a highly skilled technician.”

Already proving an asset to the business after just over a month, David has settled in well at Sports and Classic and is thoroughly enjoying his technician role.