Published: 28 Jan 2015

An ambitious youngster is gearing towards a successful career in the motor industry after embarking on an Apprenticeship programme at Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group.

18-year-old, Rebecca Head, from Billingham, has joined the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton as an Apprentice sales administrator.

The one-year Apprenticeship programme will see Rebecca gaining valuable practical experience, in addition to achieving nationally recognised qualifications.

After leaving Northfield Comprehensive School in Billingham with 10 GCSEs, Rebecca’s initial career choice was to join the Royal Marines, but after finding out about the variety of Apprenticeship programmes available locally, she reconsidered her options and decided to look for something a little closer to home.

Rebecca said; “The Apprenticeship programme offers the best of both worlds, not only am I learning through on-the-job training, but I am also working towards achieving additional qualifications and earning a wage at the same time.

“I am delighted to have been given this excellent opportunity and looking forward to learning new skills.”

Working within the sales administration department at the Stockton dealership, Rebecca is learning all aspects of the job, including taxing new and used vehicles, checking vehicle stock, invoicing and filing.

Ray Riaz, general manager at the Jennings Ford dealership, said; “We are delighted to welcome Rebecca on board, she is one of many Apprentices being taken on within various departments at dealerships across the group, who will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with trained professionals in their field.”

The Jennings Ford dealership sells the entire Ford model line-up including the Ka, Fiesta, Fiesta ST, new Focus, Focus ST, new Mondeo, C-MAX, B-MAX, Kuga, S-MAX, Galaxy and the EcoSport.

Customers can also take advantage of a number of aftersales facilities on site, including a service and MOT department, in addition to an accident repair centre and parts department.

Jennings Motor Group also operates dealerships in Middlesbrough and Gateshead.

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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