Renault Trucks UK has celebrated the achievements of those who completed their apprentice and master technician training.
The event, held at Stephenson College, Coalville, Leicestershire, also saw Gage Sludds of RH Commercials, named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2017.
Attended by Renault Trucks’ dealer directors and managers, the event was hosted by commercial academy and apprenticeship manager Adam Plastow, with the awards presented by commercial aftermarket sales director, Derek Leech.
Plastow said: “The apprentice programme is a productive and effective way to grow the dealership’s own motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Many of today’s graduates will go on to senior management positions, whether in technical service, parts management or vehicles sales.
“The master technician programme is the highest recognised technical level in the industry and it plays a pivotal role in developing the senior industry talent of the future.”
Leech said: “This awards ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of all our graduates as well as the outstanding achievements of Gage, our Apprentice of the Year, who recorded the highest results for his year group. This event celebrates the success of all our graduates and everyone should be proud of all their hard work and what they have accomplished.”
Renault Trucks’s commercial director Nigel Butler said: “Rather than an off-the-shelf training package, the Renault Trucks apprentice programme is bespoke to our business and we employ individual trainers who are industry trained technicians to ensure that we attract the highest calibre of talented individuals.
“I would like to congratulate all of the graduates who have worked so hard and have been trained to deliver the very best levels of service to customers.”
Pictured: (L) Gage Sludds of RH Commercials who was named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2017, with Stephen Astill, RH Commercials.