Ferrari’s 12 UK dealerships have pledged to take on a least one apprentice for a three-year apprenticeship programme following a £350,000 investment from the Italian manufacturer.
The Ferrari North Europe Apprentice Programme is looking for school leavers to join the scheme which offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Matteo Torre, regional manager Ferrari North Europe, said: “This project is part of the Ferrari philosophy of investing in young talent.
“Every year, Ferrari has a number of scholarships dedicated to deserving students. We are proud to continue this philosophy through the Ferrari North Europe Apprentice Programme and to ensure that the Ferrari dealer network has a continual supply of high quality, knowledgeable and expertly trained apprentices who will hopefully become the Ferrari technicians of the future.”
As part of the new apprenticeship programme Ferrari has built two new purposely-designed classrooms (92 sq m) with 10 computer terminals for online assessments and for computer-based learning at Ferrari North Europe’s head office in Slough, in addition to the two classrooms currently available for technical training for dealer staff.
A dedicated 324 sq m workshop with three vehicle ramps and over £20,000 of tools and equipment for apprentices to receive hands-on training for servicing has also been built.
The Ferrari North Europe Apprentice Programme is open to all school leavers aged 16 or over, and includes in-house and in-dealer training for three years, with 24 weeks of specific training at Ferrari North Europe’s head office during the programme.
Potential apprentices can register their interest in the programme by sending an email to: email@example.com.