You’re hired! Apprentices begin careers at F1 champions

May 10, 2012

 

They were chosen from more than 700 applicants from all over the world who were eager to work with the current Formula 1 world champions – and include three from Milton Keynes.
 
Engineering recruitment specialist TXM Recruit, based at Wolverton Mill, carried out the recruitment process for the apprentices, who will study at Milton Keynes College’s new innovation and technology centre.
 
The college’s head of engineering Gavin Cross said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic route which combine real work experience with gaining technical knowledge. 
 
“We are delighted that Red Bull Technology, one of the most respected and exciting brands in the world, has chosen to work with Milton Keynes College and TXM Recruit to deliver these apprenticeships. It is a true demonstration of their confidence in our teaching.”
 
TXM Recruit used social media sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to encourage applications for the apprenticeships. The 700 applicants were whittled down to a shortlist of 40 who went to Red Bull’s headquarters at Tilbrook for a series of practical tests.
 
Head of recruitment process outsourcing Andrew Midgley said: “We were thrilled with the response from prospective apprentices. A total of 60 videos were uploaded to our website, giving a powerful sense of the passion and creativity of the applicants. We are confident that we have selected engineering stars of the future.”
 
Apprentice Luke Kelly, from Woburn Sands, said: “I just want to get the skills to be able to stay working in this industry and just so I can carve a career in Formula One.”
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