South and city launch of the fully-funded Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in-work training programme

A new, fully-funded Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in-work training course was launched at South & City College Birmingham, after a phenomenally successful pilot scheme.

The launch event took place on Friday 18th March at the Longbridge (Bournville College) campus and the ribbon was cut by Gary Sambrook, MP for Northfield and Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Muhammad Afzal.

Hybrid and electric vehicles are the way forward in our region and nationally. More than 10 million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road across the world in 2020. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, said registrations of hybrid electric passenger cars accounted for 20 per cent of the total EU market during the third quarter (July-September 2021).

There is currently a skills gap for the developing technology and industry. The College’s investment in new qualifications and facilities at the Longbridge (Bournville College) campus are providing local people with the opportunity to be trained at a higher technical level and gain jobs. While at the same time supporting industry by enabling companies to employ skilled people and upskill existing employees. Normally this course would cost £1,500 per candidate.

The pilot training scheme, started towards the end of last year, has been so successful, places on this much-in-demand course are now booked-up months in advance. Courses run every week and employers can contact the College’s Employer Services Team: call 0121 694 5066 or email for more information and to book.