Our latest engineering programme explores how workshop design specialists, System Store Solutions worked with the University of Bolton and RLR Msport on their pioneering Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering (CAPE). This centre develops and trains engineering students, to gain the relevant experience and knowledge to achieve employment at any level of motorsport or engineering.
The programme was broadcast on Sky 189 recently and will be uploaded to our new website in the coming weeks.
The University of Bolton is the first university in the UK to have a fully functioning in-house race team, RLR Msport, with car makers Ginetta Cars and Keating Supercars, also supporting. By gaining real time training working in championships such as the British GT and Le Mans Series the students gain a full understanding of all aspects of a motorsport engineering role, which is challenging and demands that you work well, as part of a unit, under tight deadlines and pressures and with a sound knowledge of all aspects of engineering.
This hands on experience is essential to equip students with the skills to develop a sound career across any engineering industry. Those in the motorsport industry and other engineering sectors have often complained that graduates come to them totally unprepared and lacking the right knowledge for the world they are entering. CAPE gives their students this exact training and within an environment that reflects the top in the industry.
The filming is based around the facilities created by the university, which System Store Solutions designed and installed. The programme features former F1 driver, Mike Wilds, 2015 ELMS LMP3 podium and race winner and GT Championship driver, Mike Simpson and GT Championship driver, Anna Walewska with RLR Msport Director, Nick Reynolds and other leading figures behind CAPE.
It explores the benefits of working in partnership with specialist companies to develop the right environment that benefits all involved and provides students with real employment opportunities.
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