Coventry & Warwickshire

Aston Martin opens training academy as production expands

Aston Martin training academy at Gaydon, Warwickshire
Image caption The Science Engineering and Manufacturing Training Association has helped set up the academy

A new training academy has been opened by a luxury car maker in Warwickshire.

Aston Martin has taken on 230 new employees in the past two months as it prepares to transfer production of the Rapide model from Austria to its headquarters at Gaydon.

Training will be carried out by staff recruited from the company's own production lines.

The 1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft) training academy includes technical working areas and classrooms.

The company said it had worked in conjunction with the Science Engineering and Manufacturing Training Association to offer employees the chance to train for nationally recognised qualifications.

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