Swindon students are on the road to success following a special visit from Synter Mercedes-Benz.

The firm called in at at UTC Swindon to give youngsters there the chance to find out what opportunities are available to them at Mercedes when they leave school.

As well as bringing along some of its current apprentices, Mercedes also showcased a selection of cars and an array of components for the engineering-specialist students to tinker with.

Apprentices from Mercedes’ technician, parts and body shop schemes spoke to the students, enlightening them about what working for Synter Mercedes Benz would be like.

Year 13 student Tyler Anderson said: “It was a very engaging visit.”

Jasper Luckes, who is keen to pursue a career in the field, said: “It gave a really good insight into the automotive industry.”

Head of school Neil Pouney said: “The Mercedes team that attended the school really enthused the students in taking up apprentice opportunities with them. This is something that we encourage from all our employer partners. It really helps set the students up for their next destination.” 

UTC Swindon, which is a university technical college, and the school is one of 47 UTCs nationally, which cater for students with an interest in STEM subjects.