Dealership puts apprentices on the road to a sales career

Mar 03, 2014


Sytner is working with national training provider Remit to deliver this work-based learning route , providing a career path with the national motor group.
The vehicle sales and customer service apprenticeships takes two years to complete, during which time apprentices work alongside qualified car sales executives to complete the vehicles sales apprenticeship at NVQ Level 2 and 3.
This nationally recognised qualification is achieved by a combination of on-site training and group based learning supported by a trainer and assessor from Remit and a dedicated dealership mentor.
The first appointment in Milton Keynes was 20-year-old Alex Wombell, from Bletchley. He joined just over 12 months ago after discovering the Sytner apprenticeship scheme through the Job Centre.
Alex could not find a way into car retail straight from school but the new Sytner apprentice programme has given him an opportunity with the largest prestige motor retail group in the UK.
He is close to completing his apprenticeship and the Kingston retailer has promoted him to be responsible for sales of SMART cars.
He is pictured with fellow apprentice Ashley Gilvray, from Stony Stratford, who joined the apprentice scheme three months ago.
She found the Sytner Apprenticeship scheme through the National Apprenticeship site and it was the only sales apprenticeship scheme available in the retail motor sector at the time.
At 19, Ashley has fulfilled her first ambition to start a career in motor retail. The scheme has evolved to embrace a strong customer service element that suits her friendly, outgoing manner.   
Mercedes-Benz of Milton Keynes managing director Warren Brearley said: “We are keen to give something back to the communities we work in. Our group reason that offering local, young people the chance for employment and training is the perfect way to make a difference.
“Both Alex and Ashley bring fresh eyes and enthusiasm to delivering a great sales and customer service experience to new customers we are seeing everyday in our showroom. “
For further information on applying for the 2014 Sytner Apprentice Sales Executive scheme intake contact [email protected]


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