West Way, Nissan's biggest dealer group, is celebrating the graduation of its first apprentices.
All of the group’s sales apprentices have passed their qualifications and have progressed to become sales executives
West Way Nissan has been working with Remit Training across its 14 showrooms to find and develop a team of future top sales executives for the future. They began their journey in 2015.
The programme has proven to be such a success the group expanded the programme and taken on another group of 22 apprentices.
Andy Buswell, HR manager for West Way Nissan, said: "This programme has provided a great opportunity for all the apprentices involved. They have really given their all to the programme and it has really started to show in their roles.
"It's been a fantastic opportunity not just for the individuals, but for the company's development. It's really exciting that we're able to offer this training programme again and expand the opportunities going forward.
"At West Way, we place a high importance in developing our staff and this programme has been a prime example of what we do. We look for enthusiastic individuals who have the passion and drive to achieve their ambitions and we are committed to helping them on that journey. We look forward to growing the programme around the country and helping these young individuals to reach their full potential."
The programme has seen apprentices working alongside experienced sales executives within West Way, who have been able to pass on their knowledge and experience of working in the industry as well as equip the apprentices with vital information on the vehicles they will be selling. In addition, West Way has developed a number of specific training courses for the apprentices.
Apprentices have also been working with one of Remit's apprentice development coaches, to achieve the portfolio element of their apprenticeship framework and learn more about perfecting the customer service side of the role.
Claire Green, director of business services at Remit, said: "The apprentices have all worked really hard throughout their apprenticeships and the hard work has really paid off. They have hopefully gained skills and knowledge which they will take with them throughout their careers in sales and beyond.”