Belfast Telegraph

Challenge issued by Charles Hurst

One of Northern Ireland's largest car retailers has launched an apprentice competition aimed at bringing out business skills in post-primary school students.

The Charles Hurst Apprentice School Challenge is in its second year and pitches four secondary school teams against each other over a four-week period.

Their challenge is to increase the value of a second-hand car as much as possible on a limited budget.

Teams of four Year 12 and 13 students from Malone College, Methodist College, Belfast Royal Academy and Hazelwood College are set to take part in the challenging initiative.

Not only can the winning school benefit financially from the scheme – as the cars will be auctioned at the end of the challenge with profits donated to the school – but the most promising students from all schools taking part could be offered a paid summer work placement with the motoring group.

Belfast Telegraph