The UK’s leading large-capacity motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, is pledging its support to the future of the industry, with the launch of a national dealer apprenticeship programme.
The Hinckley-based firm is calling for budding technicians to apply for the scheme, which will see 12 apprentices – from dealerships across the country – undertake expert training with some of the industry’s most skilled motorcycle mechanics.
Throughout the three year course, each apprentice will spend around six weeks at Triumph’s purpose-built training workshops, with the rest of the programme undertaken at their respective dealerships. Following completion, each participant will be fully ATA-accredited with a City & Guilds qualification in Motor Vehicle Engineering. The course gives young technicians a grounding in technology, enables them to diagnose and repair problems and become familiar with key financial management and legal principles.
Rick Cawley, UK general manager at Triumph, comments: “As one of the most well-known names in motorcycling, we recognise the importance of supporting our dealerships and growing new talent. Our apprenticeship program will give young technicians the best of both worlds, allowing them to earn money while gaining vital qualifications.
“We feel this new scheme will go a long way to securing the future of the industry, with key skills preserved in the next generation of technicians. So, if you’d like to be part of the scheme, get in touch!”
The government-funded scheme is recruiting now, with the first intake due to start in November. For more information, visit www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk or call 01455 452193.