JCT600 looking for 25 more more apprentices to join training scheme

JCT600 looking for 25 more more apprentices to join training scheme

DEALER group JCT600 is looking for new recruits to join the team of apprentices it has built up over four years.

The Bradford-based business hired 40 new apprentices last year, bringing the total number up to 107, and is now looking for a further 25 to join over the course of 2018.

This year’s scheme with the group launches again this month, with a variety of roles up for grabs, including trainee service advisers, apprentice technicians and parts apprentices.

NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications are being offered alongside IMI Technical Certificates at most of the group’s 50 dealerships in Yorkshire, the north-east, the Humber, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Katie Saunders, HR director at JCT600, commented: ‘It’s fantastic to see so many enthusiastic and talented young people coming into our business and being attracted to a career in the motor industry.

‘We’re really looking for people who are hard-working, motivated and have good interpersonal skills – they need to have the right attitude, determination, a willingness to listen and learn and be a great team player.

‘We have developed a programme which gives our apprentices the skills they need to pursue a career with us, while ensuring that they are supported along the way.’

Jordan Brownhill, 23, is on the first year of an apprenticeship as a technician with JCT600’s Chesterfield Mercedes-Benz dealership. He said: ‘I knew I wanted to gain the technical knowledge to move into the workshop and this apprenticeship has enabled me to do that. It’s given me a better future, where I can progress and keep learning.

‘I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands, and this structured programme gives me the support to achieve recognised qualifications and feel like I’m really going somewhere.’

Pictured left to right: apprentices Skye Siddall, Yasar Rahman and Jordan Brown.

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