Rygor Welcomes 2018 Apprentice Cohort
Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor, is proud to welcome this year’s cohort of apprentices to the company.
This summer saw 16, 16-19 year olds join Rygor to embark on the three year Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Programme, the Mercedes-Benz Parts Apprenticeship and the Mercedes-Benz Customer Service Expert Apprenticeship. The apprentices all came together for the first time for the company’s induction day, which welcomed them to the Rygor business and the Mercedes-Benz brand.
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, but the team at Rygor Kidderminster has been really supportive and has so much experience and knowledge which they are willing to share.”
David Greenwood, parts apprentice at Rygor Swindon, said: “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.
Tim Stacey, Rygor managing director, 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, because we Set Standards. Part of achieving this has been implementing a robust apprentice programme, to nurture home-grown talent. 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 24hour technician, Mark Briggs, who started as an apprentice nearly 15 years ago. I look forward to seeing our new cohort of apprentices develop throughout the business.”