About Slough Pitstop Project
Pitstop serves as a prevision for the young people within its local community and surrounding area, by guiding them in expressing and developing their interest in the Construction, Motor Vehicle and Catering Industries.Our team is dedicated to ensuring all students enjoy their training and gain the experience and life skills they require in aid for further education, training or employment.
Pitstop facilitates a number or recognized qualifications from awarding bodies such as:
Pitstop opened in October 2003 in a purpose built garage on the Slough Trading Estate. It is both registered as a charity and not for profit company limited by guarantee and considers itself to be a ‘social enterprise’. It relies on the ongoing support of numerous partners – local education authorities and councils, local businesses, police, fire service, Learning and Skills Council and all local agencies who share an interest with working with young people.
Pitstop aims to introduce young people into the ‘world of work’ and help them see the personal qualities required to work successfully in a business environment whilst also valuing the academic curriculum provided in school, college and/or other learning environments.
Pitstop will aim to provide all trainees (usually aged 14 to 19 years) with as much practical, hands-on, workshop experience as possible with both tutor and IT support when required.
Pitstop’s primary business will be the training of young people in all aspects of car maintenance and preparing them to enter the Motor Vehicle industry. All Pitstop staff and volunteers will be experienced practitioners in their areas of expertise.
The Aims of the Charity
To provide support, education and training for a better future by organising training in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and related skills for young people, for whom vocational training is more appropriate
- To value every student as an individual, and encourage them to learn more and progress
To provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all our students
- To recognise and reward every achievement each student makes
- To listen to our students, staff, schools and other partners to ensure we continue to exceed their expectations
- To measure and assess our performance regularly, to ensure we constantly improve
- To value our staff, encourage them to be good role models for our students, and ensure they continue to develop
- To continually repair, improve and develop our facilities
We believe that every young person has the desire and willingness to learn and we will always do our very best to help find this
We will always treat each other, our students and partners with integrity, honesty and respect
We are always passionate about helping students and staff develop to their maximum potential whilst at Pitstop
We will always operate with a positive, can do mentality. We are always willing to learn from ourselves, and others and will take the initiative to find a better way
We will always challenge ourselves to go beyond what is expected and set ourselves the highest sensible standards