Vauxhall Motors is to contract out a large chunk of training at its Luton plant and headquarters to a local college.
Teaching at the company’s Guidelines employee development centre, which includes computing, management and language courses, will be taken over by Luton Business School, which will be responsible for an estimated 8,000 employee hours of tuition a month.
Employees taught at the centre are drawn from shopfloor and administrative staff. But a Vauxhall spokeswoman said the changeover would not affect the company’s apprenticeship scheme or technical training. `The centre will teach more transferable skills,’ she said.