Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor, is proud to announce the graduation of its apprentice technicians from the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle technician apprenticeship programme.
Matt Gabbini, Ryan Davis, Liam Margary, Matthew Vaisey, Ryan Evans and Niall Neale all embarked on the three-year apprenticeship back in 2013.
Ryan Evans, based at Rygor’s new, flagship branch in Gloucester, said: “I have enjoyed the last three years, learning on the job. I have become really passionate about what I do and it’s great to have been paid whilst I have been learning. The apprenticeship is highly practical, so you really do get your hands dirty, but also develops English, math and IT skills as well. Not only have we been able to learn in the workshop but over the course of the apprenticeship we have regularly attended training at Mercedes-Benz UK headquarters, which has allowed us to get a real insight into the important role a technician plays in a Commercial Vehicle Dealership.”
James Edwards, who joined Rygor 17 years ago as an apprentice technician and is now group technical manager, said: “I am really proud to see these individuals graduate from the training programme, becoming exceptional technicians along the way. The Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship gives us the opportunity to nurture talented and ambitious people and helps them become skilled and specialised technicians.”
Rygor’s investment in its technical team doesn’t stop there. Earlier this year, the company announced that it is putting all its workshop technicians, at every one of its 20 plus branches, through the IRTEC Licensing Scheme, which is part of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.
An IRTEC licence certifies the skills and safety of technicians and mechanics working in road transport. This accreditation enhances the skill-set of those who undergo the training and indicates an ability of the highest calibre.
Paul Reed, owner/director at Rygor, said: “It is our commitment to our team that we invest in their expertise, so they have the knowledge and competence to carry out their roles to the highest level. Our customers can therefore be sure that highly trained technicians are working on their vehicles. We believe in nurturing talent within our business and helping our team grow to be the very best they can be. Building and developing, confident team members is of the highest importance and we look forward to continuing to welcome apprentice technicians to the company and seeing them fulfil their potential at Rygor.”
If you would like more information about the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship, visit http://www.rygor.co.uk/about-us/careers/.
With 11 branches throughout Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Rygor are a multi award winning specialist Mercedes-Benz van and truck Dealership.