News : Ford to open new training facility in Daventry

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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Ford is creating a new, state-of-the-art, training facility on its existing site in Daventry, Northamptonshire, as part of a multi-million pound investment. The new site will merge the capabilities of two existing Ford colleges – the Technical Training Centre located separately at Daventry and the Henry Ford College in Loughborough.

Scheduled to open next year, the brand-new centre will replace the existing facilities to become a centre of excellence for training across the country. The new building forms an extension to the existing 150,000 square-metre Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) on the Daventry site. It will deliver courses to adult learners up to Diploma and Masters Degree level, as well as students taking the successful Ford Masters Apprenticeship programmes.

The building will include classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium and a vehicle showroom area, in addition to a lounge and large restaurant. Both the interior and exterior of the building will follow the design and style of the new-look Ford dealer showrooms, including ‘Hello’ and ‘Relax’ areas in the reception.

Construction on the new site is expected to be completed in December 2014 and the facility is scheduled to open in early 2015. Ford College manager, Stuart Harris, said: ‘This new training centre is a fantastic opportunity to consolidate our industry-leading training programmes, enabling us to provide face-to-face tuition in a real-world working environment.’

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5 Comments

  1. Nice to see ford investment in the UK it would be good if they invested more in manufacturing in their biggest European market.

  2. @3 and @4

    Agree totally, and I believe the UK remains the only major market in the world where Ford’s sales exceed those of GM

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