In a Graduation ceremony held recently at The National Heritage Motor Museum, Suzuki proudly presented 30 young apprentices with their Graduation certificates. Out of a total of 30 apprentices, 20 were from the Automobile Division.
The event marks the culmination of three years’ hard work (two years for parts apprentices) studying on their block release programme as well as within their respective dealerships in order to graduate with this coveted qualification.
All 30 Graduates received their Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Award and were presented with their qualifications by Suzuki’s Director of Aftersales and Senior Director of Corporate Operations.
Yoshinobu Abe, Managing Director for Suzuki GB commented: “This is an occasion on which we can celebrate the excellent achievements of some of the younger members of that family, whose hard work and commitment are helping us build a strong future. The quality of the work of the teams in our servicing, repair and spare parts areas forms a vital part of the customer care chain. Maintaining high professional standards, ensuring work is of the best quality and responding to customer requirements in a prompt and efficient way are central to building customer trust and satisfaction.
“Developing the skills of our apprentices is an excellent way of strengthening our performance and staying true to our company vision and missions. It gives me great pleasure to be able to reward the achievements of so many young people. Their success is not only proof of the great talent at work in our Suzuki Dealers around the Country; it also provides them with a strong foundation on which to develop their careers for the future.”
The 2012 Service Technician Graduates were:
|James Money||J&J Motors Ltd, Swansea|
|Simon Ian Garwood||Stoneacre, Hull|
|Luke Davies||Ponthir Road Suzuki|
|Matthew Carter||Stoneacre, Peterborough|
|Grant Blades||Parks Motor Group|
|Tomas Mochalski||Levoi’s Ltd|
|George Kay||BCC Bolton|
|Sam Canham||Ipswich Suzuki|
|Christopher Barton||BCC Blackburn|
|Nathan Lawson||Pebley Beach, Swindon|
|Ashley Hevingham||Pebley Beach, Cirencester|
|Joe Simpson||WJ King, Welling|
The 2012 Parts Consultant Graduates were:
|Thomas Bell||Stoneacre, Wirral|
|Karl Brayson||Stoneacre, Durham|
|Marc Gatti||Belmont Suzuki, Wallyford|
|Kelvin Stanners||Belmont Suzuki, Selkirk|
|Luke Watson||Stoneacre, Lincoln|
|Owen Hadlow||Hale Common Suzuki|
The 2012 Customer Service Graduates were:
|Cheryl Dunn||Stoneacre, Durham|
|Karl Bolton||Stoneacre, Doncaster|