Renault Trucks UK has recognised the top performers in its Advanced Apprenticeship Options Programme at a special Apprentice of the Year awards and graduation. Held at the Renault Trucks UK Head Office in Dunstable, awards were presented to the highest achieving apprentice technicians in each of the three years of the programme. The winners of the Apprentice of the Year awards were Patrick Yarnold of Renault Trucks Essex for Year One; Jake Blackstaffe of Renault Trucks Chiltern for Year Two and Harry Crouch of Renault Trucks Bristol for Year Three. Brian Burns, Training Manager at Renault Trucks UK says: “All of our apprentices have worked hard to develop their skills, both in the classroom and in the dealerships that employ them. The Awards ceremony is a great opportunity to recognise their performance and dedication and, for our graduates, to mark a significant milestone on their career path.”
All apprentices are directly employed within the Renault Trucks dealer network in workshops across the UK, and attend block release sessions at Renault Trucks’ training facility at Dunstable.
“The Renault Trucks Apprenticeship Programme is significantly different from other training programmes.” Brian Burns explains. “It goes way beyond the standard minimum requirements for government funding.”
He continues: “The involvement of the dealer network is crucial and we have recently set up a programme steering group, made up of apprentices from the programme, representatives from our training partner, Remit, and managers across the dealer network. This group looks at results, requirements, feedback and investment, reporting into the Renault Trucks UK partnership board.”