Vauxhall Launches UK Apprenticeship Scheme


Vauxhall has this week launched is UK apprenticeship scheme, recruiting 39 apprentices in the September 2011 intake.

The apprenticeships ranging from engineering & maintenance to business administration will take place at venues across the UK.

Vauxhall’s plant director Mark Stein said “Until recently we weren’t in a position to take on apprentices but the decision in March to build the replacement Vivaro in Luton gives us a very solid future and it’s now more important than ever that we develop skilled apprentices”.

At a launch gathering on the 5th of September, the apprentices heard Phil Millward, Vauxhall’s HR Director summarise the opportunities that Vauxhall apprenticeships give when he said:

“This is the first day of your working life, make the most of it. I was in your place 42 years ago and you can have an outstanding career with Vauxhall and General Motors (GM). We are looking for the managers and the leaders of tomorrow; we grow and develop our own people and get a lot of satisfaction from doing that. We will support your growth and development in our organisation and you will get the same academic opportunities as someone who goes to university. Last year we were awarded the honour of being one of Britain’s Top Employers so go for it and become a superstar of this company!”