Taylor Wimpey donates minibus to tech college

Pete Redfern from Taylor Wimpey hands over the keys to Bucks UTC principal Bev Flanagan
Pete Redfern from Taylor Wimpey hands over the keys to Bucks UTC principal Bev Flanagan

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey has donated a brand new minibus to Buckinghamshire University Technical College in Aylesbury.

The vehicle will help get students to and from their work experience projects.

Taylor Wimpey, based in Wycombe, is the lead sponsor of the Government-funded college for 14-to-19-year-olds which specialises in construction and IT and opened in September.

Its chief executive Pete Redfern officially handed over the minibus keys to principal Bev Flanagan during a special visit to the college.

He said: “It’s absolutely vital that our industry does its utmost to support young people who choose to pursue careers in housebuilding and construction, as well as open up opportunities to those who have not considered this as a career path before.

“It gives us great pleasure to work in partnership with Bucks UTC to nurture the homebuilders of the future.

“By donating this brand new minibus, we’re making it easier for students to travel to their work experience placements – enabling them to get out of the classroom and develop their skills in a workplace setting.”

Ms Flanagan said: “We’re delighted with the fantastic support that we’ve received from Taylor Wimpey since we welcomed our first students this term, and we’re extremely grateful for this superb new minibus.

“It’s great to be able to work so closely with employers such as Taylor Wimpey and we hope we’ll continue to enjoy a fruitful partnership long into the future.”

Taylor Wimpey has worked with the tech college to shape the construction course specific curriculum.

It has also provided safety equipment for the construction course students.