It's a great opportunity as you earn while you learn right from the start, which gives you freedom in your personal life to do the things that you enjoy. This has allowed me to buy my first car that I have worked on and done up to a high spec which has given me a sense of pride in what I have achieved. You also receive a toolbox when you first start which supports the training programme, and all your travel expenses are paid for too.
It has allowed me to make new friends, both at college and within the workplace, and I have gained confidence to progress into working on my own in the workshop before the end of my second year in training. I feel confident when talking to customers and feel that my training has allowed me to learn the necessary skills to discuss the fault with the vehicle and I am able to advise them on issues and the repairs necessary.
I have secured a permanent technician position in the Warrington Renault/Dacia branch and I am currently studying to achieve my 600cc motorbike licence. This is an area I want to progress into long term; however, at the moment I am really happy developing my current skills further.
The training at GTG was excellent and everyone was really supportive. It has been really beneficial to have a mentor in the workplace and someone for support and guidance.