Suzuki Holds Apprentice of the Year Awards

Suzuki’s British arm today announced the results of the 2011 Apprentice of the Year competition, which was recently held at the company’s National Training Centre in Nottingham.

First and second year Service Technician apprentices were evaluated by their trainers on performance throughout the year, and third year Technician and second year Aftersales apprentices competed at a one-day event that took place at the National Training Centre, which selected five overall winners from the 1st to 3rd apprentice skill level.

• Suzuki 1st Year Service Tech Apprentice of the Year: Dane Johnson, Co-op Mansfield.
• Suzuki 1st Year Aftersales Apprentice of the Year: Michael Swan, TJ Vickers, Telford.
• Suzuki 2nd Year Service Tech Apprentice of the Year:  Joe Simpson, W J King, Welling.
• Suzuki 2nd Year Aftersales Apprentice of the Year: Sam Fenton, Colin Appleyard Cars, Ashton.
• Suzuki 3rd Year Service Tech Apprentice of the Year: Craig Hesson, Autosales Bilston.

The Tim Crewdson Award for the most improved Apprentice went to Jake Pickles of Luscombe Motors Leeds. The competition even continued at the awards evening, with Champion Motorcycle racer John Reynolds challenging the apprentices on a Four Bike Manx TT Arcade simulator.

“The Apprentice of the Year awards are a key tool in developing our dealerships and our staff.  By using the assessments for the awards we are able to ensure our staff are trained to an extremely high standard and are able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction,” said Denis Houston, Suzuki GB’s director of Aftersales.
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