Five Ferrari apprentices graduated from the manufacturer’s three-year apprentice training programme to become fully-fledged dealership technicians during a sun soaked event at Silverstone race circuit.
A two-day Passione Ferrari event at the famed F1 circuit invited VIP clients, guests and Ferrari owners to take to the track in their own cars and gave them the opportunity to see track-only specials like the FXX K and 599XX in action.
Former Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver, René Arnoux, and current Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver, Marc Gené, were on hand to coach the clients around the 5.6km F1 circuit in their XX cars.
But for a a group of five the event marked the end of a gruelling three-years of technician training with the Italian supercar manufacturer.
They were: Matthew Hazelden from Dick Lovett Swindon; Charlie Holliman from HR Owen London; Emilio Lombardi from Maranello Service Centre Egham; Jonathan Morley from Stratstone Manchester; and Harrison Servidio-Hill from Graypaul Nottingham.
Tom Clarkson, the BBC’s F1 Correspondent was on-hand to present the Apprentices with their graduation certifications, with assistance from former F1 stars René Arnoux and Marc Gené.
Francesco Balli, regional manager for Ferrari North Europe said: “We are delighted to congratulate the five graduating apprentices as they begin their career as fully-qualified Ferrari technicians.
“This project is part of the Ferrari philosophy of investing in young talent and 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.”
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 three-year programme.
Those interested in applying for the September 2017 intake should register their interest at www.ferrari-apprenticetraining.co.uk