From education to employment

Growing motor empire for former Cambridge Regional College student

Aaron Ginn charity work
Aaron Ginn charity work

Growing up with a passion for all things practical and a particular love for mechanics, Aaron Ginn always knew he would pursue a career in the motor industry. After completing his secondary education with Comberton Village College, Aaron enrolled on to the Motor Vehicle Engineering course with Cambridge Regional College.

Aaron said, “I wasn’t particularly academic at school but was always good with the practical side of things. I knew that I wanted to get into mechanics from an early age, so it was inevitable that I would start my career this way. I had heard good things about the mechanics course at CRC and I was certain it was the place to go to start my educational journey.”

Whilst studying with CRC, Aaron was approached by a company in Newmarket with an offer of an apprenticeship, so upon completion of his Level 3 qualification, Aaron went on to complete the Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Light Vehicle in 2008.

“I learnt so much at CRC. Without that first step, I wouldn’t have been able to enrol onto the apprenticeship. I felt supported with my studies and my mentors were very inspiring. I am now 34 years old and have multiple successful garages, in which I employ more than 20 people throughout Cambridgeshire. My business is thriving and I have plans to expand into other areas.” 

Over the last few years, Aaron has started to take apprentices into his business so that he can pass on his industry knowledge and expertise to the next generation of learners. 

Aaron concludes, “Being able to support young people entering the industry, through apprenticeships with CRC, is the ultimate achievement. My advice to anyone studying at Cambridge Regional College is to work hard and follow your passion. If you want to be successful in what you do, then believe you can do it. I firmly believe that with a positive attitude, anyone can do anything.”

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