Steven, who went to the Scania Training Centre near Loughborough, undertook an Apprenticeship on the Advanced Apprenticeship qualification and NVQ level 3 in heavy motor vehicle maintenance and repairs, has been working for Keltruck Limited in Droitwich for the past three and a half years, getting hands on experience in the workshop as well as college tuition.
Steven said: “The last three years have been fantastic. I have learnt a lot from my training at college and in the workshop. It is a great way to get on-the-job training that has provided me with the skills I needed to become a fully qualified vehicle technician.”
The Scania Apprentice Programme, which is delivered by automotive training specialists Skillnet Limited, was started in 1995 and combines on-the-job training across its network of 90 dealers with block training at Scania’s national training centre. The four-year programme leads to an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification and an NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, as well as the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Technical Diploma.
Andrew Bentley, Keltruck General Manager for Marketing & Business Development, commented “It is critical that we have technicians like Steven completing our apprenticeship schemes, it future-proofs the business and keeps us in a position to deliver a high speed service to our customers which is why we are so highly regarded by the UK’s Scania fleets. It makes us all proud to see Steven coming through the ranks and I’m sure, with this dedication, he would make an excellent branch manager in the future.”
For further information about the Scania Apprentice Programme visit scaniacareers.co.uk/apprenticeships and keltruck.com/apprenticeships.