SUZUKI GB hosted a prestigious ceremony at Rockingham Motor Speedway that saw 25 people graduate from the manufacturer’s advanced apprenticeship programme.
The annual event celebrates the successful completion of the practical hands-on learning initiative that takes place over three years for automobile and motorcycle technicians and 24 months for aftersales service and parts advisers.
Those taking part undertake block release tuition at the dedicated and state-of-the-art Suzuki training centre, while also enjoying support and a structured career path during their full-time employment at one of the company’s dealers in the UK.
The 19 students able to attend the ceremony came from the length and breadth of the country and proudly collected their Apprenticeship Completion Certificate and NVQ/VCQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Award from Suzuki GB managing director Nobuo Suyama, automobile director Dale Wyatt and aftersales director Denis Houston. Of the 19 attendees, 17 were from the automobile section and two from the motorcycle section.
Houston said: ‘We would like to congratulate all of this year’s apprentices on their fantastic achievement – a great reward for all their hard work and dedication to the programme.
‘Each of these individuals have always demonstrated a real passion for our products, as well as the desire to provide an excellent service to our customers, which are both central to the ongoing success of our brand.
‘The apprentices are worthy ambassadors of Suzuki, and they will be able to apply and share the valuable learning that they have gained during their work with others and continue to evolve in line with the fast-paced automotive sector. We wish them the very best for the next chapter of their careers.’