Keltruck reaffirms commitment to growing talent during National Apprenticeship Week
This week, February 5th to 11th, National Apprenticeship Week shines a light on the invaluable contributions apprentices make to industries across the nation. Keltruck are pleased to partner with Remit Training to actively recruit apprentices for various roles in their network.
Keltruck is the largest independent Scania dealer in the world and part of Scania’s apprenticeship program. Founder Chris Kelly began his career in the industry as an apprentice and Aftersales Director Russ Warner started as an apprentice at Keltruck in 1987. Many Keltruck managers have since followed, starting their careers in the industry as apprentices within the business. Chris and Russ take a close personal interest in the success of Keltruck’s apprenticeship programme and their apprentices go far, with Carl Gaden – who began his career as a Keltruck apprentice – going on to be chief mechanic of a top Formula One (F1) racing team.
Apprenticeship programs at Keltruck are diverse, providing on-the-job training and a regular wage. Aspiring apprentices have the chance to work within the Scania UK dealer network and earn nationally recognized qualifications. The programs cater to various disciplines, offering a well-rounded approach to skill development. These disciplines include:
- Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Duration: 36 Months, Level: Level 3):
Technicians in this program service, inspect, and repair heavy vehicles, tackling tasks from simple part replacements to solving complex faults using advanced diagnostic methods.
- Aftersales Parts Advisor (Duration: 21 – 36 Months, Level: Level 3):
Parts Advisors gain a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain, ensuring the efficient movement of Scania products to customers.
- Customer Service Advisor (Duration: 12 – 24 Months, Level: Level 2 & 3):
Serving as the face of Scania, Customer Service Advisors manage key communication links with customers, ensuring a seamless experience.
Keltruck have witnessed significant success with graduates including most recently HGV Technician Apprentices Dawid Felkel, Jack Williams, Baylie Marshall and Conor Rigby, Digital Marketing Apprentice Isobel Green, Aftersales Advisor Apprentice Dylan Ashmore and Business Admin Apprentices Thomas Long and Chloe Coleman.
National Apprenticeship Week celebrates not only the growth of apprentices but also the success stories of companies like Scania and Keltruck, showcasing the impact of investing in the next generation of skilled professionals.
As Scania continues to shape the future of the heavy vehicle industry, the apprenticeship programs stand as a testament to their dedication to excellence and continuous improvement. For anyone planning their career journey, an apprenticeship scheme at Keltruck is a great place to start, in an industry that is quite literally driven to succeed.