Autopep has become the first motor factor in Glossop, near Manchester, to appoint a full time parts apprentice.
Jamie Tervet has been taken on under the new apprenticeship scheme offered by Motaquip.
Motaquipâ€™s parts apprentice scheme for factors is run by PSA Peugeot Citroen and all of the training is conducted on-site at the apprenticeâ€™s motor factor.
The programme allows for NVQ levels 2 and 3 in parts operations to be completed within 24 months.
- In year 1, training covers health and safety, selecting and issuing vehicle parts, customer service and IT
- In year 2, apprentices are taught the more commercial aspects of a motor factor and will develop skills in marketing and team leadership
â€œWe are really pleased to have Jamie on board and look forward to helping him grow within our business,â€ said Paul Green, one of Autopepâ€™s directors.
â€œHaving an apprentice on the team also enables other employees to develop through the training and guidance they provide Jamie with every day.â€