The classic car community tends to appeal to the mature generation more than any other, and it seems a constant concern to many clubs that there are so few young people getting involved. So what better news could we expect than Caterham, an established British sports car firm, is not only expanding, but also looking to employ more young apprentices.
Chief executive officer Ansar Ali told CCfS: “Any youngsters with a strong desire to work in the sector should consider pursuing opportunities such as apprenticeships, and if they show aptitude and the right mind-set, they’ve got every chance of securing work experience in the manufacturing sector and with firms such as Caterham Cars.” A keen fan of older cars, Ansar suggested that with their interest in machinery and manufacturing, young classic car fans would be welcomed with open arms by firms wanting to recruit apprentices.
Many of you reading this will have worked in the motor industry, and may even own the very cars that you helped to build. Ex-industry workers are, for many clubs, the backbone of our movement, providing insight and expertise that can only be gained from years of hard graft at the coalface. We should applaud Caterham for investing in Britain’s youngsters, and hope that their knowledge will prove invaluable in keeping these cars running for future generations.