Cambridge & Counties Bank
Cambridge & Counties Bank, who offer finance for classic car purchases, have announced they are to become official ‘Finance Partner’ to the Federation of Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). The partnership will see the bank, which launched its specialist classic car division in the spring, support the FBHVC’s Heritage Engineering apprenticeship scheme, held at the Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage.
The Heritage Skills Academy brings together experts from across the restoration industry who are committed to teaching the skills required to preserve and restore pre and post-war engineering heritage.
The course is the only one of its kind accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations (OFQUAL). Students that complete the full term will leave with a nationally recognised Advanced Diploma in Heritage Engineering with an option to
specialise for a further year. The course covers a range of sectors, including classic motor vehicles, aviation, marine and steam. The main focus is on students aged between 16 and 18 years of age and the Academy is supported by the Government Trailblazer scheme.
Cambridge and Counties Bank will be supporting the FBHVC’s Heritage Skills Academy by providing a £10,000 bursary. The money will be made available via an application process to help with travel and accommodation.
The support however is not just financial, as Cambridge and Counties Bank will
Also be designing and delivering the business modules within the curriculum as well. Managers and key subject experts from within the bank will be passing on training to ensure the apprentices are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to run a business and manage finances.