Posted on 27 Jun 2013

An ambitious Washington man is steering towards a successful career after being recruited at Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group.

25-year-old, Alex King, has joined the group’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead as a Technician, with the aim to progress towards Senior Technician status over the coming months and eventually to the highest level of Master Technician.

Working alongside a team of 10 senior and master technicians, Alex is responsible for servicing and repairing vehicles for customers, in addition to fitting parts to vehicles and carrying out diagnostic checks in order to identify any technical problems under the bonnet.

Alex said; “I am very keen to progress to the next level which is Senior Technician status and with support from my new employer, Jennings Ford, I will hopefully be able to achieve this in the near future.”

When Alex left Washington Comprehensive at the age of 16, he started studying towards ‘A’ Levels in Sociology and Psychology. He soon realised that studying full-time wasn’t for him and instead he was keen to learn practical skills with the aim to achieve additional qualifications at the same time and embarked on a three-year Apprenticeship programme through Remit.

Successfully achieving a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Servicing and Repair steered Alex towards a full-time job at a local motor dealer where he gained relevant experience and knowledge which contributed towards finding alternative employment at Jennings Ford.

Welcoming the latest recruit within the service department at Jennings Ford in Gateshead, service manager, Ian Stewart, said; “The experience and knowledge Alex has gained since becoming a technician, made him the ideal candidate for the vacancy.

“At Jennings Ford we are committed to training and developing staff and there are endless opportunities for those who are committed and dedicated and want to progress their career. In order to achieve senior technician status level, Alex will undergo a number of practical assessments and theory at Ford’s training college in Loughborough.”

For more information about the range of products and services at Jennings Ford in Gateshead, call into the Eslington Park dealership or contact 0191 4607464.

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