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Porsche employee comes back to former college to help current learners put their careers in top gear

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A former motor vehicle student who now works for Porsche came back to his former college to help inspire students.

Aaron Lynch who studied at Suffolk New College over a decade ago – brought in a new top of the range full electric vehicle from the Porsche stable to help teach students new skills in relation to the changing landscape of the industry.

Aaron Lynch with SNC staff and learners

Aaron – who also swam at county and national level as a youngster – was happy to dive in to his knowledge bank to share his experiences with the next generation of motor industry employees.

The sliver level Porsche technician who works in Colchester said: “I came along to talk to the students about the new technology (that is in the motor industry) and I taught them about a range of different topics. I was a student 12 years ago so I know what it feels like to be in their shoes. It’s great to be asked back. My advice to the group was that if you have a goal just keep to it and it will work out well.”

Aaron Lynch with Oliver Clarke-Ward

Oliver Clarke-Ward, 18, from Ipswich is on a level two accident and body repair course at the College. Oliver said: “Making connections with Porsche can only help me in the future.”

Richard Glover is an accident repair lecturer at Suffolk New College. Richard said: “Aaron was a good student and is a really nice guy and we have followed his career with interest. Seeing him achieve great things is an inspiration to our students.”

Aaron Lynch and Richard Whiting

Richard Whiting is also a motor vehicle lecturer at Suffolk New College who used to teach Aaron as a youngster. Richard said: “The ultimate thing is seeing students come back having forged a successful career. That is our ultimate goal as a college – to help people achieve great things. Big thanks to Aaron for supporting us.”

Halfords also came in to discuss career and discount opportunities at their stores.

Posted 29 January 2024