The annual Apprentice Awards Ceremony has become one of the most coveted events in DAF’s calendar. Friends and family of the Greenhous Commercials DAF graduating apprentices were invited to tour the impressive facilities at the DAF Apprentice College and test their skills on a variety of workshop tasks, watch live demonstrations and a vehicle handover presentation ceremony.
In the evening all headed over to the Celtic Manor Resort to celebrate the results of the Apprentice of the Year Competition and Graduation ceremony for the DAF Apprentice Programme & IMI Management course graduates. Greenhous Commercials were proud to have three of the graduating apprentices at the event receiving their rewards for 3 years of hard work and dedication to their apprenticeships.
The Greenhous graduates were from Greenhous DAF Telford, Lewis Harborne and from Greenhous DAF Wolverhampton, Jack Tomlinson, Corey Short and Owen Flavell. Jack’s journey has developed with his move from DAF Wolverhampton to take up the role of Workshop Controller at Greenhous DAF Shrewsbury, just going to show that the apprentice route will lead to opportunities to progress within Greenhous.
Laurence Drake, Managing Director of DAF Trucks had the following message for graduating apprentices: “Today, we are here to celebrate your success and welcome you not only to the truck industry, but to the DAF family.”
Adam Russell, Business Services Manager for DAF Trucks, talked of DAF’s pride and
commitment to the programme: “The DAF Apprentice Programme provides a future for young people, developing the technicians of tomorrow and providing a platform for you to launch yourselves into the truck industry, equipped with the skills and knowledge that will help you succeed within the best dealer network in the industry.”
The Greenhous graduates were accompanied by John Turley, Service & Operations Director/ Dealer Principal and Service Managers, Paul Thomas and Martin Hill along with Michael Wingfield and John Lacey who have been mentors to the apprentices.
Pictured left to right: Martin Hill, Mike Wingfield, John Lacey, Corey Short, Jack Tomlinson, Lewis Harborne, Paul Thomas and John Turley.