John Fountain, aged 63, a Volkswagen master technician that has been with the brand for 25 years, is retiring from Trust Group UK’s Redditch Volkswagen site.
Fountain has been with Redditch VW for the last six years.
He said: “The industry has changed so much in even the last 10 years.
“My advice to young people looking for a career in the motor industry would be to study hard at school and develop an interest and understanding in electronics and computers. It’s a tremendous career, but the new starters who succeed will be those young people who understand the technicalities of the industry.”
Simon Warman, aftersales manager at Redditch Volkswagen, said: “We will miss John - and his many years of accumulated knowledge and experience for the Volkswagen brand will be hard replace. But he has earned his retirement and we wish him well.”