Thorpe St Peter man in apprenticeship joy

General Manager Martin Brown with new apprentice Mark Grant.
General Manager Martin Brown with new apprentice Mark Grant.

A Thorpe St Peter man has spoken of his delight after a Boston VW car dealership took on him and several other apprentices.

Vertu Volkswagen has assisted four promising young people to take their first step on the career ladder by offering them apprenticeships at their Boston base.

The dealership, located on Marsh Lane, took on Mark Grant (20) from Thorpe St Peter as a technician, as well as Ryan Bristow (19) in the Parts department, Sabrina Lees (19) as Service Advisor, and Roxanne Bland (18) on the sales team.

After completing his motor vehicles diploma at Boston College, Mark was put forward by his tutor for the apprenticeship which was offered to the college directly from the dealership.

Mark is now a full time Technician at the Boston dealership following the successful completion of his apprenticeship and he is enjoying learning and developing and particularly restoring old Volkswagens.

Mark said: “Receiving the opportunity to work for a company like Vertu Volkswagen straight out of college is a dream come true.

“Cars have always been a huge passion of mine and I’m really grateful to the company for allowing me to pursue a career doing something I love.”

Martin Brown, General Manager at Vertu Volkswagen Boston, said: “It has been such a pleasure having enthusiastic young people working in the dealership. Working with the young people has been a real success and we hope to continue with similar schemes.”