A famous rally racing company in Cumbria is opening its doors to students to try attract potential race engineers for the future.
M-Sport, which manages the award-winning Ford World Rally team, is holding a seminar for 20 people to answer their questions on opportunities in the industry.
The Cockermouth business employs more than 200 people and has been the brains behind Ford's rally racing since 1997.
David Bogie has won the 2nd part of the Scottish Rally Championships, the Border Counties Rally. It's the second year running that the Dumfries driver has scooped the title.
British rally champion and Dumfries man David Bogie said: "The spectator interest is very good, it is a very well organised rally and the stages are absolutely first class. I think the stages are so fast, you have got to be very committed and they are just very enjoyable stages to drive."
Drivers from far and near, including rally champion David Bogie, aretaking place in this year's event, which begins in Jedburgh this morning.There are over 140 entrees in the 40th annual Border Counties rally, whichtakes drivers round the Kielder and Redesdale Forests.
Thousands of spectators watched the Malcolm Wilson Rally in the Lakes today.
More than 100 cars roared around some of Cumbria's forest trails.
Organisers say it's generated hundreds of thousand of pounds for the area from fans and participants.
Thousands of spectators are expected to gather in key locations to watch more than 100 the cars roar around some of Cumbria's forest trails.
The rally covers 45 miles including forest tracks, over seven stages spread around the county.
The route has been tweaked a little this year to provide the maximum challenge with the single usage of Forestry Commission roads & the longest stages available.
The 2012 event starts and finishes in Cockermouth, the first car leaving at 08.25
During the event a number of rights of way will be closed. The Forestry Commission will close paths, cycle routes and open access land around the rally routes. Closed paths and tracks will be clearly marked. Malcolm Wilson, the boss of M-sport, the team said:
''The rally is a great opportunity to showcase what this area has to offer to the thousands of visitors that come to watch and to the competitors and their crews. The rally generates a huge amount of income for the area and is the perfect showcase for our beautiful landscape.''