Articles from Karen Walker

Volkswagen Group Apprentices Bound for Success

Apprentices from across family-owned Swansway Motor Group took part in the Volkswagen Group outward bound course as part of their course.

Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice of the Year Award: Apprentices at the Double

Melissa Jones, apprentice Technician at Stafford Land Rover and Oliver Rhodes, apprentice Technician at Swansway Jaguar in Crewe, have been nominated for the Jaguar Land Rover Apprentice of the Year Award.

Sales Apprentice Molly's 100% Focussed

Stafford Land Rover Sales Apprentice, Molly Taylor, received a perfect 100% score in her final sales apprenticeship exam and as the only person to do so she’s absolutely delighted, as she explained, “When I left school I went to work for a travel company, it was great, but I knew I wanted to build a career for myself, not just have a job. When I was selected for the Sales Apprentice role at Stafford Land Rover, I was delighted, but also determined to work as hard as I could”.

Apprentices Enjoy First Graduation Ceremony

As a family-owned business which employs almost 70 apprentices across its twenty locations, Swansway Motor Group decided it was about time they showed how important graduating apprentices to the business, by giving them a ceremony to remember, whilst showing the new recruits just what three years of hard work could achieve.

From School to Skilled

Jordan Edwards, joined Wrexham Volkswagen, as an apprentice technician, and he’s now passed his final exams becoming a fully qualified technician.

Driving Talent Forward with Industry Placements

Stoke Audi believe in driving young people forward, helping them to reach their full potential and the latest example of this is 15 year old, Heidi Leake.

Melissa Gets Mechanical With A Swansway Motor Group Apprenticeship

Inspired by her parents’ love of Formula1, Melissa Jones, 25, has always loved cars; even as a youngster she loved helping her Dad work on his car, so when she was considering which career was for right for her, the choice was simple – a car mechanic, a role, which with the complexities of today’s cars, is now known as a vehicle technician.

Apprentice Service Advisor Sophie Gets Stuck In!

When Sophie Simmonds, 18, joined Stoke Audi as an apprentice Service Advisor, she probably didn’t expect that after less than two weeks in the role, she’d be servicing her own car!


Post 16 choices used to be limited to: Are you clever enough to take ‘A’ levels and go to Uni Or do you enter the workplace at 16. Times have changed, with education, in some form, now compulsory until 18 and modern apprenticeships offering many and varied ways of learning skills to last a lifetime. Local employer Swansway Motor Group has long embraced apprenticeships, with over sixty apprentices across the group, in accounts, parts, customer service and sales, as well as the more well-known Technician apprenticeships.

Laura's Learning Curve

Graduate placements are important in illustrating how the theory learnt in the lecture theatre, translates into a real-world business. A good graduate placement can help form opinions, give genuine insight and possibly mould your thoughts on a future career.

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