Swansway Motor Group has rewarded its graduating apprentices with a 2018 graduation ceremony at which new inductees were welcomed into the car retail business.
As a family-owned business which employs almost 70 apprentices across its twenty locations, Swansway Motor Group said that it wanted to show how important graduating apprentices are to the business by giving them a ceremony to remember, whilst showing the new recruits what three years of hard work could achieve.
Swansway Group’s director, Peter Smyth, said: “We hope that by combining our apprentice graduation with the new intake’s induction day, we’ve really inspired our new apprentices by letting them see just how far hard work and commitment can get you.
“As a family-owned business we’ve always been really keen on apprenticeships, indeed in our previous business we were heavily involved with the now forgotten YOP and YTS schemes (Youth Opportunities Programme and Youth Training Scheme). There is no doubt that learning a skill when you’re young gives you something for life and we’re extremely proud of our graduating class of 2018."
The Swansway Graduates were given a certificate, and award and a goody bag by group chairman, Michael Smyth.
Those who graduated were technicians from across the group, Jordan Edwards, Wrexham Volkswagen; Lewis Allen, Wrexham VW Van Centre; Maxim Roberts, Crewe Audi and Daniel Bradley, at Liverpool VW Van Centre.
Watching them receive their awards were the latest intake of apprentices, who were later given a Swansway induction in style by the whole Smyth family, with a full tour of the group’s head office in Crewe.
Pictured: (L) David Smyth, Daniel Bradley, Maxim Roberts, Lewis Allen, Jordan Edwards, Peter Smyth, John Smyth.