Gates Ford in Harlow celebrates National Apprenticeships Week
Business / Fri 10th Feb 2023 at 07:28am
AT Gates Ford, they are celebrating the government-run, National Apprenticeships Week which, in 2023, runs from 6th-13th February.
This year marks the 16th annual celebration of apprenticeship schemes in the UK. Apprenticeships not only help businesses such as Gates to develop skilled employees, but they also help provide individuals with the knowledge and expertise required for their chosen career.
In September, Gates were proud to welcome thirteen new Ford Motor Vehicle Apprentices to the aftersales teams at our dealerships in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.
Two of their new recruits are Teddy Williams and Tommy Andrews, both 18 years of age, who are now based at Gates of Harlow.
Teddy and Tommy were both at Harlow College previously and successfully completed courses in Automotive Studies.
Teddy also received an award for Automotive Student of the Year during his time there! The course provides an introduction to those interested in pursuing a career in the Motor Industry by teaching both theory and practical skills.
Whilst studying with Harlow College, Teddy and Tommy were also able to gain some hands-on experience by working in our state-of-the-art workshop at Gates of Harlow, alongside our experienced Ford Trained Technicians for approximately 2 days per week.
Excellent work. Locally trained and a useful job at the end of it. 18 year olds doing themselves and their age-group proud. I just hope that electric vehicle training doesn't consist of a reboot and software update to solve all issues 😁
Good luck to those apprentices. The current bunch of "technicians" couldn't even diagnose a completely knackered battery on my wife's Fiesta. We took it to Wintry motors who diagnosed it in minutes.