Isuzu Truck UK is confident that the successful introduction of its Advanced Apprenticeship Programme will mean a large talent pool of future Master Technicians for its dealers.
The programme was launched last year in conjunction with specialist automotive training provider Skillnet and three UK Isuzu dealerships. With results proving positive, ITUK expects the programme to expand significantly.
Skillnet manages the recruitment of suitable candidates and liaises with dealerships to ensure the best candidates are provided for the dealer’s needs. The dealers agree to employ the apprentice for a minimum of one year, with a commitment to a further two years subject to satisfaction on both sides. All three dealers have reaffirmed their commitment to their apprentices and the programme after the first year.
“The three dealers who participated in this first year of our programme have already seen excellent results,” said Tim Hicks, Head of Service, Warranty and Training Manager at ITUK. “At least eight of our dealers have said they are interested in taking on apprentices and want them to join in with this initiative.
“As well as providing great careers for a number of young people, we’re looking forward to adding to the existing team of fantastic Isuzu Master Technicians that we have throughout the country.”
The next intake of new apprentices for the programme begins in September.