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Volkswagen Group Apprentice Announced

Left to right: John Connelly, Apprentice Training Manager, Damir Zubairi, Harry Garraway (last year’s winner from Heritage Van Centre) and Kevin Rendell (once an apprentice and now Head of Head of Service and Parts Operations for Volkswagen Passenger Cars who was presenting the awards).

Left to right: John Connelly, Apprentice Training Manager, Damir Zubairi, Harry Garraway (last year’s winner from Heritage Van Centre) and Kevin Rendell (once an apprentice and now Head of Head of Service and Parts Operations for Volkswagen Passenger Cars who was presenting the awards).

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating for the second year running, as Damir Zubairi, an apprentice service technician from Citygate Van Centre, London, has been named Volkswagen Group Apprentice of the Year 2016.

Damir said: “I’m surprised and honoured to have won and now look forward to carrying on working hard, becoming a master technician and going as far as I possibly can within Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. I encourage current apprentices to give their very best throughout the course. Three years seems like a long time, but the sense of accomplishment when you qualify is second to none.”

John Connelly, Apprentice Training Manager, says: “From the very start, Damir established what was needed to become a successful apprentice; to satisfy his thirst for knowledge he was always keen to ask questions and he showed a determination which helped him complete his apprenticeship on time and to a very high standard.

“He passed his service technician assessment at the first attempt, scoring 100% on his assessment papers. Damir always behaved in a professional manner and his gregarious character gained him friends within his group and the ability to share his knowledge with his peers.”

If you are interested in applying to the Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, or would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.volkswagencv-apprenticeships.co.uk/