Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ferrari North Europe’s new training facilities in London yesterday and met the 11 teenagers who have just been enrolled in a new three year Ferrari apprenticeship programme.
Cable said: “Apprentices are a great success. They are popular with companies and with young people.
"We want to focus apprenticeships on small companies, like the Ferrari dealers who sell and service these cars. What Ferrari is doing is a great inspiration for these young people and it is a great career opportunity for them.”
Competition for the 11 places was fierce, with over 1,000 applicants from school-leavers who dreamed of working for the famous Italian supercar brand.
Matteo Torre, regional manager Ferrari North Europe, said Ferrari has made significant investments in this programme, as part of its philosophy of investing in young talent.
"Ferrari’s aim is to ensure that the Ferrari dealer network has a continual supply of high quality, knowledgeable and expertly trained apprentices who will hopefully become Ferrari technicians of the future,” he added.
The three year programme is open to all school leavers aged 16 or over, and includes in-house and in-dealer training, with 24 weeks of specific training at Ferrari North Europe’s head office.