College welcomes world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle

Cheshire College – South & West has welcomed the arrival of a Bentayga Hybrid, Bentley’s first-ever high voltage vehicle, to its dedicated training facility in Crewe.

The training facility, based at the College’s Crewe Campus, supports the learning and development of both existing Bentley colleagues and new apprentices.

The arrival of the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle to the College, is part of a continuing strategic partnership between Bentley and the College to invest in new skills development for the company’s future technicians and engineers.

As well as supplying the vehicle, Bentley has invested in continuing professional development for one of the College’s experienced Engineering Lecturers who will be able to deliver specialised training to apprentices at the College.

Mark Parsons, Assistant Principal for Services, Engineering and Construction, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our apprentices to develop their skills and knowledge of working on electric vehicles. It demonstrates the ongoing commitment between the college and Bentley to ensure that our apprentices are working on the latest innovative technology.”

The Bentayga Hybrid was revealed to the public earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Nigel Tew, Director of Whole Vehicle Engineering at Bentley, said: “As we enter an exciting new era of electrified vehicles, it is essential for Bentley to establish a safe, reliable training infrastructure. Importantly, we need to ensure that all our existing staff and new starters joining the business (including Apprentices) follow approved training.”

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