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French Apprentices Make Exchange Visit to WNSC

Oswestry, United Kingdom, April 09, 2015 --( Seven Level 1 and 2 Motor Vehicle Apprentices and two members of staff from the Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de Muret (ESM) (Muret College of Trades), near Toulouse, are on a two week exchange trip to Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC). It is an exchange visit after six Level 3 Agricultural Engineering and Motor Vehicle Apprentices from WNSC were hosted by ESM in June 2014, they carried out work placements with employers in Muret and Toulouse including Toyota; Mercedes; Peugeot and Renault.

The Apprentices have been placed with car dealerships and garages in Shrewsbury, the placements have included; Tyreforce; Furrows Ford; Eagle Motorbikes; Greenhous Volvo; Greenhous Renault and Rybrook Mini. In their spare time, the apprentices have enjoyed exploring the local area including a guided tour of Shrewsbury, a visit to the RAF Museum in Cosford and a tour of the Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull.

Liz Wilcox, Assistant Manager of WNSC’s Enterprise and Development Department, commented, "We hope that this established partnership will continue, with our Motor Vehicle Apprentices visiting Muret in 2016 and of course we hope to welcome another group of French Apprentices."

Martin James, PR and Communications Executive for Greenhous Group, commented on working with WNSC, saying, "The College is well led and the professionalism portrayed by its staff is there for all to see. From a personal point of view I am pleased that Greenhous has had the wisdom to partner with them. I hope our French Apprentices have an experience to remember for all the right reasons."

The visit has been funded by the European Union Social Fund, for more information on future visits by French Apprentices to WNSC, please contact Liz Wilcox on 01939 262154.

For information about Motor Vehicle and Agricultural Engineering courses and apprenticeships at WNSC, please contact the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 (full- and part-time courses) or Lucy Bowen, Work-Based Learning Manager (Apprenticeships), on 01691 688038, or visit
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Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039

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