TrustFord has appointed 12 trainees from The Prince’s Trust after successfully completing its After Sales Training programme.
The newcomers were mentored by TrustFord Colleagues during an 11 week training course, offered in partnership with the Prince’s Trust in the Greater Manchester area.
The trainees, aged 18-30, learned how to work on a wide range of vehicles and use the latest diagnostic technology. As part of the TrustFord family, they will receive ongoing training, helping them drive the standard in customer care.
Sharon Ashcroft, HR director at TrustFord, said: “TrustFord is committed to recruiting from all walks of life and this scheme has allowed us to find new talent and provide a brilliant opportunity alongside The Prince’s Trust. Everybody should have the same opportunities moving into working life, and the chance to receive the very best training. Through this partnership, we’ve been able to provide young people with the opportunity to start rewarding careers in our business.”
The dealer group has now offered each of the successful trainees the opportunity to take up permanent technician roles. The partnership with The Prince’s Trust is part of its commitment to support the communities in which it operates. As one of the UK’s leading charities, The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people with both practical and financial support to help them improve self-esteem and skillsets for work.
Stuart Foulds, chairman and CEO at TrustFord, added: “The Prince’s Trust brings a great range of opportunities to deserving individuals who ordinarily may not have access to them. We’re delighted to be working with them in bringing enthusiastic young talent into TrustFord and the automotive industry. We hope these recruits enjoy their training programme and we look forward to helping them grow and thrive in their careers.”