Ryder expands apprenticeship scheme

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Commercial vehicle rental provider Ryder Europe has taken on ten trainee technician apprentices and its first graduate engineer in a move to boost its training and development offering.

The successful ten were picked from a total 418 candidates, and will undergo a mixed programme of on-the-job training in Ryder maintenance workshops, and structured learning delivered through academic study at The City of Bristol College leading to the Institute of the Motor Industry Level 3 Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Steve Mulley, operations director, Ryder Europe, said: “In the current climate many firms are cutting back on their apprentice and graduate programmes. We have run an apprenticeship programme for a number of years and it has been very successful, many progressing to become the backbone of our fleet maintenance business and providing successors to our leadership team. For the first time we have appointed a graduate engineer and we hope to extend this next year.”

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