FORGET Sir Alan Sugar, the only man Shirley apprentice Jack Shepherd was interested in hearing the words ‘You’re hired’ from was Duncan Wilkes - CEO of Nationwide Autocentre.
Jack has been training at the Nationwide Autocentre at Solihull Retail Park for the past three years and last month he received his NVQ Level 3 and technical certificate from Mr Wilkes at the company’s Solihull head office.
He was one of more than 30 apprentices who have been coached as mechanics for the company and Mr Wilkes is happy to continue putting his faith in the youth.
“There are a lot of talented and enthusiastic young people out there and we wanted to harness that and get them on board,” he said.
“Now that Jack has this qualification, he can work for us as a mechanic and go on to train as an MOT tester or join the management training scheme if he wishes.”
Jubilant Jack said a career in mechanics is a secure one and he’s looking forward to the future with Nationwide Autocentre.
“It’s one of the best companies a mechanic could wish to work for.
“They have the latest equipment which means we’re able to deal with all cars, including the very latest models.”
“I can’t wait to get started.”