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Ferrari dealers hosted 400 students on supercar showroom open days

Ferrari hosted more than 400 students at its aftersales facility to showcase its apprenticeship opportunities, during National Apprenticeship Week.

Ferrari hosted more than 400 students at dealership aftersales facilities across the UK to showcase its apprenticeship opportunities during National Apprenticeship Week.

Dealers from across the Ferrari network were encouraged to bring students from schools in their local areas to the event where they could learn about Ferrari technology and potential job opportunities.

AM reported last month on the open day scheme, which saw nine franchised retailers, including top AM100 retail groups HR Owen, JCT600 and Meridien Modena, host the series of events.

Ferrari North Europe has invested more than £500,000 in its apprenticeship scheme, which includes a commitment from the Official Ferrari Dealers in the UK to take on at least one apprentice for the duration of the three-year Apprentice Programme.

After receiving an overview of the scheme, students were taken on a tour of the facilities, where they were able to interact with recent and current apprentices, as well as service technicians and aftersales managers to ask questions and really get an idea of what it means to work as an apprentice on the Ferrari scheme.

The Ferrari North Europe Apprentice programme is ideal for those who have achieved at least five GCSEs and are interested in working at an Official Ferrari Dealer.

Three apprenticeships are offered; service technician (three years), service advisor (two years) and parts advisor (two years).

Each of these roles includes full-time employment at an official Ferrari dealership, with on-the-job training carried out by Ferrari Master Technicians.

Ferrari North Europe also provides additional classroom, theory and practical training at the company’s Training Centre in Berkshire.

Subject to satisfactory completion of the training programme, Apprentices are offered full-time roles with their local Ferrari dealership.

Many Ferrari North Europe employees start out as an Apprentice, before moving into other roles in the business.

Candidates wishing to apply for the September 2020 intake should contact their local Ferrari dealer for further details.

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) carried out a social media 'Apprenticeship Takeover' through its Drive My Career scheme during National Apprenticeship Week, which took place between February 3 and 9.

The initiave reached over 350,000 potential automotive industry employees of the future thanks to online interaction from AM100 groups including Marshall Motor Group, JCT600, TrustFord, Caffyns, Pendragon and Arnold Clark.


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