Bradley previously studied at the Flegg High School in Great Yarmouth before joining CWA where he successfully completed the level 3 in Motorsport before progressing to the HNC in Engineering, which he completed in 2014. He is now working as a full-time race mechanic for Excelr8 Motorsport, based near Snetterton, which provide ‘Arrive and Drive’ packages for drivers wishing to compete in the Power Maxed Mini Challenge along with support packages for owner drivers who want to run their own car.
“Studying at CWA helped me dramatically because the college runs a full race spec Formula Ford in the BRSCC championship which gave me the confidence to work within a motorsport team and talk to drivers. My best memories were working in the workshop striping and rebuilding the 1600cc Formula Ford and preparing it for race weekends as the college motorsport team went racing at various tracks around Great Britain. I would tell anyone thinking about studying at CWA to do it as you learn a huge amount and see the different sides of motorsport. This allows you to then decide which route to take i.e. assistant mechanic, main mechanic, chief mechanic or team manager. I was so passionate about this course I moved away from my home in Great Yarmouth at 16 years old and lived as a lodger for two years. This was the best decision I ever made because I met so many new people and made many friends, who I’m still in contact with.”
Motor Vehicle Service and Repair
Steven is studying Motor Vehicle Service and Repair at CWA and also receives training from the Nissan Training Centre in Wisbech. He previously attended Thomas Clarkson Academy and decided to study at college to extend his knowledge of motor vehicles. He felt that college was the best place for him and offered the best course.
Steven enjoys studying at CWA, learning new things and working within a team. He said: “I would tell anyone thinking about studying at CWA to do it, do not hesitate, get your application in and enjoy the time you have at college.”
Once Steven finishes his current course he would like to continue studying and training with the College of West Anglia and work as a qualified mechanic.