Toyota Apprentices Of The Year 2014

16 October 2014

They cracked the theory tests and they demonstrated their practical skills in the pressure of a test environment: Toyota’s Apprentices of the Year 2014 have earned their trophies.

This year 31 Toyota and Lexus apprentices made it through to the finals, held last week at the Toyota UK Training Academy in Nottingham. Drawn from Centres across the country, they competed in specific skills categories representing the spectrum of vehicle servicing, parts and repair work.

The annual competition is a key element in Toyota’s programme to develop and reward the talents of its apprentices. High-quality workmanship and technical skills in the workshops are also fundamental to delivering excellent customer care and satisfaction. Toyota training also helps equip and incentivise young people to build careers in the motor trade.

Matt Harrison, President and Managing Director of Toyota GB PLC said: “The technicians taking part in this year’s competition demonstrated not only excellent skills, but also a personal commitment to doing a great job. We congratulate the winners and the finalists, and are proud of all the young men and women across the country who are helping Toyota give its customers the best possible service.”

The 2014 Champions are:

Apprentice Service Advisor – Daniel Shilling, Berkshire Toyota, Maidenhead
Apprentice Body and Paint – Nic Barbary, The Repair Centre, Salfords, Surrey
Apprentice Parts Advisor – Jake Baker, Motorline Toyota, Tunbridge Wells
Apprentice Service Technician – Samuel Crompton, RRG Toyota, Huddersfield

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Toyota Apprentices Of The Year 2014


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