Published: 28 Jul 2016

Dedicated Jade completes Apprenticeship ahead of time at Jennings Kia

A member of staff at Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has completed her Apprenticeship and achieved additional qualifications ahead of schedule.

Jade Stewart, 20, from Stokesley embarked on the Apprenticeship programme at the Concorde Way dealership in Stockton, with the aim to become a service advisor through the successful Kia Academy programme.

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After receiving valuable on-the-job training, gaining nationally recognised qualifications and completing a number of bespoke training courses at Kia’s Nottingham-based training centre, Jade has managed to successfully complete the Apprenticeship programme two months ahead of the original completion date.

As well as achieving a Silver and Bronze award in service, Jade has also achieved the same Silver and Bronze award in parts.

Ian Grant, service manager at Jennings Kia in Stockton, said; “Jade is a valuable asset to the service team and she has done exceptionally well to complete the Apprenticeship ahead of schedule and to also gain additional qualifications over and above what was expected of her, is absolutely fantastic.  Well done Jade.”

As a fully-fledged service advisor, Jade works as part of a nine-strong service team.  As the first point of contact for customers, Jade’s role also includes being responsible for booking vehicles in for service and MOTs, taking telephone enquiries, liaising with and advising both existing and potential customers and completing paperwork.

Jade said; “The Apprenticeship has been a great opportunity for me to learn new skills and work experience, as well as being able to achieve additional qualifications.

Jade’s overall aim is to work towards achieving the Gold award with help and support from her employer.

After leaving Stokesley Comprehensive School with 11 GCSEs, Jade started working towards her ‘A’ Levels, but after a year of studying she decided to embark on a one-year course in Public Services at Middlesbrough College.

The aftersales department at the Jennings Kia dealership in Stockton consists of a service, MOT and parts department.  Fully approved Kia technicians are employed to carry out servicing, MOT’s and repairs to customers vehicles.

Customers visiting the showroom can also take advantage of the new Kia model line-up on display at the dealership, in addition to a variety of quality used cars and Kia Approved Used Cars.

For more information about the range of products and services at Jennings Kia, call into the Concorde Way dealership, contact 0333 414 9750.

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