Our motor vehicle team is delivering bespoke electrification training for Bentley Motors, helping the company to meet an increased need for skilled technicians across the business in this fast changing area.

The High Voltage Level B training course for electrically instructed persons is being offered to selected employees involved in Bentley’s progression to hybrid and all electric vehicles and who require specialist training within their current roles.

The training, which combines on-line learning with blocks of practical sessions, is being delivered at Reaseheath’s new Engineering Apprenticeship Academy, where the teaching team has taken delivery of a hybrid Bentley Bentayga for training purposes.

Bentley is also invested in specialised training and Continued Professional Development for Motor Vehicle Programme Leader Wayne Dyson to ensure that the electrification course aligns to the Volkswagen Group’s levels of training.

The first six delegates completed their qualification in December – reporting a very useful and enjoyable experience – and we are expecting our next priority group this month.

We are also providing practical refresher training for existing authorised Bentley employees, enabling the company to ensure essential alignment of processes and procedures. These specialist engineers already benefit from a bespoke Hi Voltage e-Learnng refresher programme created by Reaseheath Media Developer Paul Daniels. This has now been developed to provide a comprehensive two-part eLearning and assessment package which has enabled Bentley to combine on-line theory training with a practical assessment on the vehicle.

Senior Development Officer Stephen Collier said: “We really appreciate the excellent collaborative working relationship we have with Reaseheath College. As a company we welcome local partnerships, particularly flexible ones, and this one is benefitting everyone concerned.

“The blended learning approach is an initiative which breaks new ground for us and is enabling our staff to develop essential future skills. In return, Bentley has invested in Reaseheath’s staff and has been able to support in the development of specific skills and knowledge.”

Head of Engineering Katie Whiteman said: “We are delighted that our partnership with such a prestigious luxury car brand is proving so successful. We look forward to welcoming the next cohort of Bentley learners and also to the continued development of the company’s training programmes.”