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Rygor Welcomes 2017 Apprentice Cohort

Friday 27th October 2017

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor, is proud to welcome this year’s cohort of apprentices to the company.

This September has seen 12, 16-19 year olds join Rygor to embark on the three year Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Programme (with the opportunity to carry out a fourth, improver year) and the Mercedes-Benz Parts Apprenticeship Programme.

James Edwards, who joined Rygor 17 years ago as an apprentice technician and is now group technical manager, said: “The Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship at Rygor, gives us the opportunity to nurture talented and ambitious people and help them become skilled specialists in their chosen field. I wish all our new apprentices the very best in their training and look forward to seeing them grow to be the very best they can be.

“The Rygor team has been attending careers fayres at local schools and colleges, ready for our 2018 intake, to help give young people an insight into what it is like to be a commercial vehicle aftersales professional, working with some of the most prestigious vans and trucks in the industry. These careers days give us the opportunity to demonstrate the extensive, quality, training apprentices would receive.” James added.

In addition to a robust apprenticeship programme, Rygor furthers its investment in its technical team by putting all workshop technicians, at every one of its 20 plus branches, through the IRTEC Inspection Accreditation, which is part of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.

An IRTEC Accreditation 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. Building and developing confident team members is of the highest importance and we look forward to continuing to welcome apprentices to the company and seeing them fulfil their potential at Rygor.”

If you would like more information about the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship at Rygor, visit https://www.rygor.co.uk/apprenticeships/.