Stephenson College were generously donated a fully functional Trade Refuse Vehicle from Leicestershire-based waste management firm Bakers Waste earlier this month.The refuse truck, which was previously used on the roads around Leicestershire collecting trade waste from the likes of Leicester City Football Club, Donington Park and Leicester Racecourse will now get a second lease of life as a training vehicle for HGV Maintenance & Repair apprentices to get hands-on experience working on a fully functional truck.

Former Stephenson College Apprentice, now Fleet Manager at Bakers Waste, Craig Kimberlin was on hand to present the refuse truck to Motor Vehicle lecturer Malcolm Hewitson, Faculty Head of Motor Vehicle Mark Walker and Principal and Chief Executive of Stephenson College Dr. Nigel Leigh.

He said: “As a former Motor Vehicle City & Guilds student at Stephenson College, I am extremely excited by the opportunity to present the college with a vehicle that is relevant to the industry with which the students can familiarise themselves. 

“We believe this is an investment in Leicestershire motor vehicle education and are incredibly proud to be contributing.”

Speaking on the kind donation Nigel Leigh, Principal and Chief Executive of Stephenson College said: “We are very grateful for the donation Bakers Waste has made to support the delivery of our apprenticeship programme. 

“The apprentices will have the opportunity to work on vehicles that they will experience in their work environments, and this supports the quality of their experience and its relevance to their employers.”