Amrit Dhanjal, Engineering learner at Burton and South Derbyshire College, has won a guaranteed interview for an Apprenticeship with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) after impressing the company with achievements on his course.
The exciting partnership saw Level 3 Engineering students at Burton and South Derbyshire College monitored by HPP over the year and as the top-performing individual, Amrit, has won a £500 prize, a week’s work experience at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains and a guaranteed interview at their assessment centre for an Apprenticeship.
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains is a Daimler AG company whose principal activities are the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team. The Company also supplies power units to the Sahara Force India, Williams Martini Racing and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1™ teams.
The scheme has been created in order to increase awareness of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains’ Apprenticeship Programme and to provide the Company with high calibre candidates who will be the next generation of engineers in the industry.
Colin Bancroft, Course Leader for Extended Diploma in Engineering at BSDC said: “Congratulations to Amrit for his hard work and overall commitment to the programme. He has achieved distinctions throughout the course and I have no doubt he will go on to become an extremely successful engineer.
“The College is committed to working in partnership with industry to provide exciting opportunities for learners. Our partnership with HPP on this project provided excellent motivation for learners to work hard for the chance of gaining opportunities with an industry leader in the engineering sector.”
Stuart Boyer, Employee Development Manager for Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains said: “Working in Formula 1 is not only exciting but also very demanding, so it’s essential we attract highly motivated and talented individuals to join our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme. We’re excited to be working with the College to inspire the next generation of engineers.”