JCT600 on apprentice recruitment drive

Bradford-based motor retailer JCT600 has announced plans to recruit a further 27 apprentices across its business network in a variety of roles to bring the total number of apprentices it employs to 115.

The company said it experienced a record intake of apprentices in 2014 and is now looking to offer an apprenticeship at “most” of its dealerships.

The roles available range from trainee service advisers, apprentice technicians and parts advisers; the placements will run for either two or three years and successful apprentices will gain an NVQ Level 3 qualification as well as IMI Technical Certificates.

John Tordoff, JCT600 chief executive, said: “Our apprentice scheme is once again proving very popular with over 200 applications received so far and more still coming in.

Having successfully recruited a record number of apprentices last year, we are keen to keep up the momentum by continuing to attract and nurture young talent for the future.

Tordoff said that nearly 90% of the apprentices at the company chose to stay with the company following the end of their training.

Apprenticeships are a great alternative route into the workplace for school leavers, offering structured, on the job learning and enabling them to gain a recognised qualification while also earning a salary,” he added.

Nineteen year old Chris Pape of Fulford, York, who has just completed the first year of his three year apprenticeship as a technician with JCT600 York Audi, said: “The JCT600 apprenticeship was a dream come true. So far, I’m really enjoying it and plan to stay with JCT600 after my apprenticeship, hopefully carrying on with my training and working up to being a master technician.”

For more information on the placements available, visit http://www.jct600.co.uk/about-jct600/careers/