Students who completed Motorsport courses at Bridgwater & Taunton College in recent years have been made a huge splash in the industry, with many of them well on the road to achieving their dream careers.
Since completing courses at the College, whether that be the Level 3 Extended Diploma, the Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering or the BSc Degree in Motorsport Technology, the students have moved on to gain their dream jobs in well-known companies including Manor F1, M-Sport Ltd, Fortec Motorsports, Radical Spots Cars, In2racing and McLaren GT to name a few.
Nathan Naylor, who completed the Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering at Bridgwater & Taunton College in 2014, now works as an Engine Engineer for M-Sport Ltd said,
“I knew a career in motorsport was what I wanted to achieve, and Bridgwater & Taunton College offered the ideal start for me. I am very lucky to have had the start in the motorsport industry that I have had so far, but I have worked extremely hard to get here. I am also lucky to be progressing into my dream job just two years after completing my Foundation Degree, and of course the added bonus of sitting in the passenger seat of some of the world’s top rally cars once a week!”
Arran Gabell studied the BSc Degree in Motorsport Technology at the College. He now works as a freelance Race Mechanic for companies such as WEC, 24-hour series and La Sarthe cars. Arran said,
“I have the staff at Bridgwater & Taunton College to thank for all the support they gave me whilst on my course. The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable and the strong practical lessons really helped prepare for getting a job in the industry. It is great to be able to travel the world and be paid for doing something I love.”
Josh Smith, Course Leader for Motorsport Engineering at Bridgwater & Taunton College said,
“Our recent trend of students moving into jobs and careers with some of motorsport’s top teams is a result of the continued hard work by the teaching team at the College. We ensure that students really are ready for this kind of employment when they graduate with us. Of course, they must put in the hard work, but with our successful College race team, applied lessons and workshop sessions, along with guest lecturers and visits out to industry, their knowledge, skill and experience gives them the best possible preparation for succeeding in the industry.”