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New motor apprentice gets into top gear at Brayley Honda St Albans

Hertfordshire motor dealer, Brayley Honda, located in St Albans, has taken on its latest new apprentice in partnership with the Honda Institute.

New apprentice at Brayley Honda St Albans, James Gilbert
New apprentice at Brayley Honda St Albans, James Gilbert
Oct. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Self confessed ‘petrol head’, James Gilbert, has taken his first step on the career ladder in the automotive world by landing an apprenticeship at Brayley Honda in St Albans.

The sixteen year-old, from Abbots Langley, has joined the dealership full-time as the newest team member, following two years of work experience during weekends.

James has begun his training on Honda UK’s apprenticeship scheme, which will take three years to complete, to include studies at the Honda Institute in Colnbrook.

With ambitions to become a workshop foreman in future, James said:

“I’ve always been interested in cars so I was keen to make this a career if I got the chance.  Thanks to my new apprenticeship with Brayley Honda, I’m on the right road to becoming a qualified vehicle technician.”

Having started his own career as an apprentice, Paul Brayley, Managing Director, Brayley Honda, is keen to support the ambitions of young people. He commented:

“Our business is about empowering people to do the best they can for our customers as well as for their own professional development. An apprenticeship provides an excellent start to life in the motor trade and we’re pleased to welcome James to our busy team at St Albans.”

Honda’s apprenticeship scheme recently achieved the highest possible ‘outstanding’ grading from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). 

Paul Taylor, technical training operations manager at the Honda Institute, commented: “The grading from Ofsted is a real testament to the professionalism and passion of our people. Apprentices make up 20% of Honda’s car and motorcycle technicians, so a grading of ‘outstanding’ reinforces that we are getting it right.”   


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