Published: 20 May 2015

Apprenticeship offers the best of both worlds for Caitlin

An ambitious youngster is steering towards a career in the motor industry after securing an Apprenticeship at her local Ford dealer, Jennings, part of the award-winning Jennings Motor Group.

17-year-old, Caitlin Mossman, from Middlesbrough, has embarked on an Apprenticeship programme in sales administration at Jennings Ford’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership.

The one-year Apprenticeship programme will see Caitlin working as part of a five-strong team at the Middlesbrough dealership where she will gain valuable hands-on experience through on-the-job training, in addition to working towards nationally recognised qualifications in business administration.

Caitlin said; “I am delighted to have been given this excellent opportunity and looking forward to learning new skills in sales administration.”

After completing her GCSEs at Outward Academy in Middlesbrough, Caitlin’s initial goal was to study towards achieving ‘A’ Levels, but after only a few months, she decided that it wasn’t for her and started looking for an alternative career option.

Caitlin added; “The Apprenticeship programme offers school leavers the best of both worlds. 

“Not only is it allowing me to gain experience and work towards achieving national vocational qualifications, but I am also earning a wage at the same time.”

A total of 26 Apprentices are currently working in various departments, including sales, service, accounts and parts across Jennings Motor Group’s branch network.  15 of the 26 Apprentices have been taken on over the past 12 months.

Welcoming the latest addition to the sales team on board, Colin Massey, sales manager at Jennings Ford’s Middlesbrough dealership, said; “We are committed to training and developing our staff.  The Apprentices we have, work alongside experienced members of staff, in addition to supporting the team they are also developing their own individual skills.

“Caitlin is already proving to be an asset to the sales team.”

Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough sells the entire new Ford model line-up, in addition to catering for customers after sales needs with a service, MOT, accident repair centre and parts department on site.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, contact 01642 240055.

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