05 February 2024

Lloyd Cockermouth BMW Partner with Lakes College

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Lloyd Cockermouth BMW is proud to be collaborating with Lakes College West Cumbria to promote the importance of ‘green skills’ through the loan of an electric car. This innovative partnership with the college will help to grow awareness of the sustainability agenda in Cumbria, in line with National Apprenticeship Week.

Lloyd Cockermouth BMW's Business Development Manager, Alex Cronin, and Lakes College's Vice Principal, Iain Glendinning.

A BMW iX xDrive50 M-Sport, with Lakes College branding, will be used by staff during National Apprenticeship Week, which starts Monday 5th February, to travel in a responsible and sustainable way on their visits to employers and apprentices around the county. By providing the college with an electric car, the team aims to highlight the significance of 'green skills'— the knowledge and values that help minimize the impact of human activity on the environment.

“We know there is an increasing demand, across a range of industries, for green skills and associated qualifications. We're working hard with all our stakeholders to develop an education offer that supports the sustainability agenda, and it's one of the primary objectives in our strategic plan. This partnership is a great example of how working closely with local businesses helps in developing innovative ways to promote the importance of sustainability across our county.”

Iain Glendinning, Vice Principal at Lakes College

“The world is changing at an ever-quickening pace and we all have an eye on how our business can become friendlier to the planet – the BMW iX that we have provided Lakes College for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is the epitome of what is possible when it comes to being a responsible, sustainable company.

"As much as 60kg of recycled plastic is used in the production of each BMW iX model, and half of the aluminium used in the structure is re-purposed. The interior carpets are made of nylon recycled from old fishing nets, whilst the ‘leather’ tanning process uses olive leaf extract rather than industrial chemicals. All of this, plus more, equates to a CO2 impact which is 45% that of an equivalent Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle. Chris [Nattress, Principal] and the team at Lakes College have always been at the forefront of new and innovative teaching environments and offerings, and we see this as a perfect opportunity to help them promote their apprenticeships to employers in the local area – as sustainably as possible.”

Alex Cronin, Business Development Manager at Lloyd BMW Cockermouth

The BMW iX xDrive50 M-Sport supplied by the Lloyd BMW Cockermouth team offers impressive features, including a range of 380 miles according to WLTP standards, a charging time of 6 minutes for covering 100 km, a robust power output of 523 HP, and an impressive driving performance with a 0-62mph acceleration time of just 4.6 seconds.

The team at Lloyd BMW Cockermouth approached Lakes College after hearing about their new Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship aligns with both current and future BMW philosophies, and it is an initiative that the team at Lloyd BMW Cockermouth believe is truly worth supporting. Lakes College also works with more than 700 employers to deliver apprenticeships and training across a huge range of industries, such as Engineering, Construction, Health and Social Care and Digital.

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