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”.
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.
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.
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.