Since 2001, Overton Automotive has supported Aberdeen and Fraserburgh North East Scottish College (NESCOL) to help train the next generation of mechanics and vehicle technicians.
The college’s mission is to provide individuals, businesses, and communities in the North East of Scotland with the 21st-century skills needed to become experts in their chosen industry. They teach a wide range of courses to help educate the younger members of the community and to build their future careers.
With our mission to be at the forefront of sustainability, we’ve supported NESCOL for over 20 years to ensure young mechanics come through the ranks in the auto recycling industry. In doing so, we’ve supplied the college with vehicles that are both complete and accident-damaged, alongside mechanically damaged vehicles to help with the training of the students. Along with the damaged vehicles, we’ve also supplied the staff and students with loose panels for panel beating classes, and engine and mechanical loose parts for an in-depth mechanical experience.
In 2016, years ahead of the End-Of-Life Vehicles Directive (ELV), we supplied the college with a Renault Zoe electric vehicle to help with their training. The car allowed the students to be at the forefront of their education as we equipped them with the resources needed to work with the most modern vehicles.
As well as this, every quarter we donate 2 vehicles to NESCOL and help to welcome students on career days and other events at the college campuses. We support them in gaining a deeper insight into the various elements of work we do at Overton Automotive. This allows them to see the vast number of roles we have on-site, which could potentially be their future career.
Overton Automotive is proud to have been one of the first businesses on board with ELV in Aberdeen to ensure the trainees of today’s world could be as successful as possible in their course. We’ve loved inspiring students and helping staff over the years and look forward to continuing our journey with NESCOL for many more years to come.