Mercedes-Benz dealer group Rygor has taken on 16 new apprentices as part of its commercial vehicle technician programme. The group of 16-19 year olds will undergo a three-year Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Programme, the Mercedes-Benz Parts Apprenticeship and the Mercedes-Benz Customer Service Expert Apprenticeship.
Tim Stacey, Rygor MD, said: “Rygor’s mission is to be a place where our team is proud to work, and our customers want to come back, time and time again. Many of our team members joined the business as apprentices and have developed into leadership roles, such as our Westbury Service Manager who’s been with Rygor for 36 years, and Rygor Reading’s 24-hour technician, Mark Briggs, who started as an apprentice nearly 15 years ago.”
James Bradley, apprentice technician at Rygor Kidderminster, said: “I already had experience of engineering, so becoming a commercial vehicle technician seemed like the perfect career choice for me. It has been incredibly eye opening already, with so much to learn.
David Greenwood, parts apprentice at Rygor Swindon, added: “I started training in engineering at UTC back in 2014 and I was advised of the benefits of apprenticeships. It’s great to be learning in the workplace, with people of a similar age who have similar interests to me. It’s been really good so far here at Rygor, I have learnt so much already. I’m looking forward to the rest of the course.”