A FORMER Bridgwater College motorsport student has been chosen for a sought-after work placement with a leading car manufacturer.

Darren Greenway (pictured), from Langport, was selected from hundreds of applicants to work within the chassis engineering department of Bentley Motors for the next 12 months.

He will take part in a number of projects covering academic research, concept selection, system design and validation.

Darren, 22, said: “I am so pleased and excited at this fantastic opportunity. I’m really looking forward to the placement and what future career prospects may hold.”

Foundation Degree programme manager for Motorsport at Bridgwater College, Josh Smith said: “Many congratulations to Darren. His previous studies at the College have given him essential motorsport engineering skills which will provide him with the best chance possible for the future.”

Darren graduated with a Foundation Degree in Road and Race Car Technology with Distinction in 2011.