Students from Banbury Aspirations Campus sixth form appeared on BBC Radio Oxford as part of a week of ‘Made in Banbury’ programming. You can hear the show https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07b6vld and find the interviews at 2:05:50.
Breakfast show host David Prever asked students about their career plans, and Umair said, “Banbury’s a great town – a lot of people like to go to big cities but personally I like the fact that it’s a small town because we all know each other and we all get along. We have good schools, good people, good colleges to help you decide what you want to do in the future.”
Natasha agreed with his positive assessment. “There are lots of businesses in Banbury and the surrounding area, like Magna and Norbar, BMW and Mini. I’m hoping to work with Dematic, an American company, and I’ll be doing mechanical design. For me the apprenticeship route is what I want to do.”
BBC Oxford’s David Prever noted that “Banbury’s very lucky geographically because it’s in such a fabulous part of the country, with access not just to Oxfordshire, but other counties as well.
“You’ve got Amazon here, Prodrive just down the road with lots of Aston Martins and motor tech, Douwe Egberts, Hello Fresh, Newlyweds Foods – a long list for what is after all a fairly small market town.”