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JCT600 takes on another 35 apprentices, bringing total to a record 185

JCT600 has taken 35 more apprentices, bringing the total for the year to a record breaking 185.

Following the acceleration of its apprenticeship programme three years ago, the Bradford-based dealer now has a total of 185 apprentices working across the business in a variety of roles – and it will take on another five before the year’s end.

This year, JCT600 has again offered apprenticeships at most of its 50 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, the North East, the Humber, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for positions including trainee service advisers, apprentice technicians and parts apprentices. 

These apprenticeships run for two and three years and the apprentices gain NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications alongside IMI Technical Certificates.

Katie Saunders, HR director for JCT600, said: “Over the last few years, our apprenticeship initiative has really gained momentum. 

“Every year, we look for young people who may not have any experience in the motor industry, but who do have real potential. 

“In return for their hard work and enthusiasm, we invest in providing a complete and structured training and development programme with regular reviews and on site coaching and mentoring as well as site and classroom learning.

“We are proud to have 185 apprentices working within the business and it is testimony to the quality of our scheme that nearly all of the young people we recruit continue to develop their careers with us following the completion of their apprenticeship. 

“In the spring, we will be launching our 2017 scheme and expect to be looking for another 30 apprentices to join our team.”

JCT600 is a family business which employs 2,300 people and is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary. 

It has 50 dealerships in Yorkshire, the North East, the Humber, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. 

Picture: Three JCT600 apprentices at Porsche Centre Leeds: parts apprentice Jake Murrell, (19) and apprentice technicians Stacey Chandler (left), aged 19 with 16-year-old Jessica Suffield

Three JCT600 apprentices at Porsche Centre Leeds

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