September 8th saw the opening of the new Apprentice Training Centre at the famous Brooklands circuit and museum in Surrey, the latest development of the Bicester Heritage Skills Academy. Attracting young and even not so young trainees into the historic car industry will help to replace many craft skills that will otherwise disappear. Whilst apprentices were on hand to demonstrate various projects, Chairman Francis Galashan said, “it’s all about ensuring sustainability for the industry”. The Brooklands site naturally provides all the inspiration any budding engineer might wish for.
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