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Ferrari dealership apprentices celebrate graduation

Ferrari's latest batch of apprentice graduates celebrate their success at Silverstone

Ferrari North Europe welcomed four new service advisors and two new parts advisors to its UK retail network after hosting a graduation from its apprenticeship scheme.

The six new recruits completed an intensive two-year apprenticeship with the brand as part of what the Italian supercar specialist sees as “The de facto route into a professional career with an Official Ferrari Dealership”.

Ferrari North Europe first introduced the in-house apprenticeship scheme in September 2011, and the company invested heavily in new classroom facilities, IT equipment, personnel and previous Ferrari cars in order to deliver on its promise to create the next generation of Ferrari Service Technicians.

The Ferrari Apprentice scheme is open to school-leavers aged 16 to 19, and over 1,000 people apply each year for one of the very limited places available, with 16 weeks of training over a two-year parts or service advisor apprenticeship, and 24 weeks for a 3-year Service Technician Apprenticeship.

The six new Ferrari Apprentices who graduated at Silverstone were: Molly Gould, customer service advisor at  JCT Brooklands; Bradley Hall, parts advisor at Maranello Classic Parts; Liam Jump, parts advisor at Maranello Classic Parts; Oliver Meddings, customer service advisor at HR Owen Sports Cars; Jagpal Pooni, parts advisor at Maranello Classic Parts (not pictured); and Arun Talwar, parts advisor at Maranello Classic Parts

Francesco Balli, regional manager for Ferrari North Europe, said: “The Ferrari North Europe Apprenticeship scheme represents the future for Ferrari in the UK.

“That is why we are pleased to make this further investment in Parts and Service Advisor Apprenticeships to ensure that our official dealer network is able to provide an outstanding level of service for our customers, as well providing an incredible opportunity for the brightest young talents who want to live the Ferrari dream.”

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