Published: 25 Mar 2015

Jordan pursues lifelong ambition thanks to opportunity at Jennings Ford

A change of career is on the cards for an ambitious member of staff at Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, who has been given the opportunity to pursue a lifelong ambition.

For the past four years, Jordan Harcourt, 21, from Stockton, has been gaining valuable experience and knowledge working within the accident repair centre at the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton. 

After completing a two-year Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Apprenticeship programme at the Stockton dealership, Jordan, started putting the theory and on-the-job-training he had received, into practice. 

Despite going on to learn additional skills, including panel beating, which involves repairing vehicle bodies back to their factory state after having been damaged, Jordan was keen to pursue a lifelong ambition to become a fully-fledged motor vehicle technician.

Jordan said; “From a young age, I have always enjoyed messing around under the bonnet and learning how everything works, with my father.

“Although I enjoyed working within the accident repair centre, where I have learnt many new skills and gained vast experience, I was keen to transfer to the service department and start working towards becoming a Ford trained motor vehicle technician.”

Following a chat with managers and discussions with the group’s HR department, Jordan soon realised his dream was about to become a reality, when it was confirmed that a transfer to the service department had been approved.

Ian Grant, service manager at Jennings Ford in Stockton, said; “We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to Jordan, who I’m sure will be a big miss within the accident repair centre, but also an asset to the service team.”

A full training programme has been put in place for Jordan, who will attend Ford’s Training College in Daventry to take part in both theory and practical assessments with the aim to become a Ford trained motor vehicle technician.

There are three levels of technicians, including motor vehicle technician, senior technician and the highest, master technician status.

Jordan added; “I am absolutely delighted to have been given this excellent opportunity and to be pursuing a lifelong dream and ambition. 

“My ultimate goal is to eventually become a master technician, which I am hoping to achieve in the future.”

Jennings Ford in Stockton sells the entire range of the new Ford model line-up, in addition to offering customers an after sales service 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 Yarm Road dealership, contact 01642 632200.

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