An apprentice at Harratts has been crowned the UK’s top apprentice across the entire Honda UK workforce.
Jonathan Wolfenden, who is based at the Harratts Honda Wakefield, gained the accolade at the manufacturer’s apprenticeship awards and graduation held last week.
Wolfenden beat off stiff competition from the other 180 Honda UK apprentices, scooping the award which was judged by a panel from Honda’s apprenticeship Team.
The accolade follows rigorous assessments at in Wakefield and also during Wolfenden’s attendance at the manufacturer’s training days at the Honda Institute in Colnbrook.
The company, which boasts 12 dealerships across Yorkshire, is -known for its commitment to investing in staff and this latest award follows Harratts Volvo apprentices winning the top accolade in 2010.
Gareth Bottomley, dealer principal of Harratts Honda Wakefield, said: "We are thrilled to have trained the best Honda apprentice in the UK and Jonathan is a worthy recipient of this award.
"His dedication and skill is a real asset for us as a business and he is a fantastic role model for those wishing to set out on a career in the automotive sector. I am justifiably very proud of him."
Jonathan Wolfenden, apprentice at Harratts Honda Wakefield, said: "To be awarded Honda’s Apprentice of the Year is fantastic news and it’s still sinking in.
"I’d like to thank Harratts for providing a fantastic place to work and for my mentors who have, and continue to, invest so much in me."