TRUCKEAST APPRENTICES GRADUATE WITH FLYING COLOURS
Building for the future is a key ethos for TruckEast. Each year we invest in our premises, equipment and most importantly our staff.
Training through apprenticeships is vital for our business and this covers parts, administration, sales, technical and bodyshops.
TruckEast celebrated the graduation of five final year technical apprentices from Scania’s award winning training centre, just outside Loughborough.
TruckEast Managers joined the graduates and their families to celebrate their hard work with a ceremony to mark the next step in their careers.
TruckEast Managing Director, John Biggin comments: “Our apprentices represent the future of our business and on behalf of TruckEast - I would like to wish them all every success in their careers with us.”
Across a three year programme, Scania apprentices receive ongoing training and support from both the dealer and the in-house team at its UK Training Centre. The facility features a workshop and state of the art training rooms. Between their training blocks each TruckEast apprentice has full-time on the job learning where they are continuously mentored and assessed at their respective dealership.
“Scania is the best brand out there so when it came to choosing an apprenticeship it was an easy decision”, says Alistair Brown, a final year apprentice at Wellingborough. “Having always had an interest in engines I knew I wanted to be in the automotive industry and TruckEast has provided me with that opportunity. For those looking at future options I would strongly recommend apprenticeships as they set you up with a career for life,” continues Alistair.
The Scania Apprenticeship sees graduates secure two industry-recognised qualifications - The Institute of Motor Industry Technical Certificate Level 2/3 and a National Vocational Qualification for Maintenance and Repair and Heavy Vehicle, Level 2/3.
Committed to growing talent from within, along with their other apprentices TruckEast will be taking on a further 11 technical apprentices onto the Scania apprenticeship scheme in 2017.
Pictured in the photo above, from left to right: Jade Witten (Service Manager – Wellingborough), Paul Loades (Depot Manager – Norwich), Alistair Brown (Graduate – Wellingborough), Martyn Clipston (Regional Aftersales Director – East), Ryan Hughes (Graduate - Corby), Graham Broughton (Regional Aftersales Director – West), Ben Daniels (Graduate – Corby), Oliver Brett (Graduate - Stowmarket).