Motus Commercials has won the Motor Transport ‘Apprenticeship of the Year’ Award 2022.
The commercial vehicle dealer group said its apprenticeship programme provides opportunities for HGV and LCV technicians, parts advisors, sales, admin, customer service and other career paths.
The company said its apprentices benefit from on-the-job learning and are supported by a dedicated mentor and skills coach, with efforts and achievements recognised in monthly and annual awards, whilst earning a wage. Courses range from two to three years and are fully funded by Motus Commercials.
Sarah Bardens, who oversees Motus Commercials apprenticeships, said: “We work really hard to give our apprentices a great experience, and being recognised with this award means so much to us at Motus Commercials.
"It’s not all down to me, it’s the whole team that’s made this happen and I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone involved. Together we make a difference.”
Motus Commercials said apprentices also have access to employee benefits that include, but are not limited to, a reduced-rate family and friends car scheme, discounts at high street stores and full mental health support.
The business offers further training and development opportunities with its People Partnership Programme.
Managing director Matt Lawrenson, HR director Emma Murdock, and people partnership manager Sarah Bardens collected the award on behalf of the company, which had been shortlisted for the Apprenticeship of the Year award, alongside four other businesses.
Earlier this year JCT600 apprentices told the AM News Show how they overcame stigma about the automotive sector to find a new ‘home from home’ in Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz franchised dealership roles.
As part of its incentive schemes for trainee technicians, meanwhile, a Vertu Motors apprentice won a week of work experience at the AMG Petronas Formula One team headquarters, in Brackley.