Apprentice accelerates his career

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A motor vehicle technician from Blyth has accelerated his career thanks to an apprenticeship with B-Skill Ltd.

Dan Taylor, 21, joined the service department of with Jardine Motors Group (Lexus Newcastle) when he was just 16 and completed their franchise training scheme, which provided him with the skills to work as a technician.

Aftersales manager Tom Cleary said: “We are focused on attracting and retaining the best staff which means investing in their continuous professional development.

“When a parts supervisor decided to retire, Dan identified this as an opportunity for him to develop new skills.

“We were happy to support him by delivering the additional training needed through a B-Skill customer service apprenticeship.

“Dan is now half way through a 12-month programme but already we have seen a fantastic improvement in his development.

“He has grown in confidence as a result of this programme.

“I would fully endorse it for any employee who needs some further training to go to the next level or to improve their current skills and confidence levels.”