BARNSLEY College’s automotive teaching team gained a special insight at South Yorkshire Police’s vehicle provision.

The team were invited to the workshop, and allowed the staff to have a special look into the work the force do.

This will then enable the staff to share this knowledge with the college students over the coming months.

Darren Speight, automotive course leader, said: “During a very successful visit to the workshops, our department had a very informative meeting which explained how they met the transport needs of the officers – including some very well cared for police horses.

“This was followed by a VIP tour of the workshops, including the type of work and skills needed to carry out tasks on the fleet.”

Nick Marshall, head of engineering at Barnsley College, added: “Our automotive team’s visit to South Yorkshire Police’s facilities is a great example of how we are building relationships with local employers.

“Our staff getting special insights like this has great knock-on effects, enhancing the team’s continuous personal development to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of what it is going on in industry.

“This allows our staff teams to share their experiences with our students to enhance the curriculum and the students’ experience at college.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to South Yorkshire Police for inviting the team.”