Keltruck Managers Russ Kelly, Andrew Bentley and Matthew Mawer were on hand to answer any questions and also to talk through the various roles available in the Scania network which has 87 dealers in the UK.
Representatives from the Scania Training Centre, Steve Brown and Dave Krstic continued the element of fun for the day with a career presentation and quiz to students for ‘Guess the component’.
The climax of the day was the opportunity for the students and teachers to view a Scania G440 6×2/4 tractor unit. They were given a walk around, shown inside and underneath the cab.
The day was enjoyed by all and helped give a hands-on insight to both teachers and students on the various career paths available within the transport industry and organisations.
Andrew Bentley, General Manager – Marketing & Business Development commented:
“Apprentices are the future of our organisations, it has always been high in the agenda at Keltruck and remains so. The interesting point to this is ‘perception’. We tackled the year eight students on their perception of working within heavy commercials vehicle dealer environment which was quite enlightening for them, they didn’t realise the different skill sets that are required to form the team of specialists that run and operate a commercial vehicle dealer.
These career paths are quite rewarding and offer many different paths (please see diagram to the right of this page). Adding the innovation and the fast pace that technology is changing we all need to be aware that we will be potentially recruiting now for jobs that won’t exist for another few years.”