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F1 A reachable career goal

14 January 2015

Mike Frost F1 talk 2015

Mike Frost, Motorsports Technical Adviser at ExxonMobil and regular on the Formula 1 scene, visited Bracknell & Wokingham College’s Motor Vehicle & Engineering students for the third consecutive year to let them in on some F1 secrets. Mike said:

“Before I got into working in Formula 1, I had no idea someone like me could get a job in it. Coming here and letting the students know that working in Formula 1 is not an unreachable goal, is something that I want to do.

“I’m coming up to the end of my career in which the last 10 years has been in F1, it’s good to come here and help these young people at the start of their careers to inspire them to look into different areas that maybe they hadn’t considered.”

Mark Tarrant, Motor Vehicle & Engineering tutor at Bracknell & Wokingham College, tells of what it means to the students to have Mike visit:

“Mike has kindly come back to see our students for the past three years in a row. He gives them an insight into a desirable industry which seems impossible for them to get into – and tells them that there is a real chance for them to work in it if they really want it.”

Jay Tutton, Motor Vehicle & Engineering student, has a firm interest in working in F1 and came into the college especially for Mike’s talk:

“I don’t normally have college on a Monday morning but it’s not every day you have someone from F1 coming in and willing to talk to us about it.

“Mike gave us some great information about all the different sides of F1 and it’s made me realise that it’s an area I would really want to work in. I’ve had a separate talk with Mike and he’s offered for me to send him my CV to try and get some summer work experience for me.

“There’s no guarantees but it just shows how much he wants to help us out.”

To find out more about our Motor Vehicle & Engineering courses come to our Open Event on Wednesday 11 February 2015, visit our website www.bracknell.ac.uk, call 01344 868600 or email study@bracknell.ac.uk

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