Sudbury technician among first batch of apprentices to graduate from innovative scheme

Published on: 08/19/16 10:39:am

Chris Golding, 19, an apprentice at Barrett Lee Garage is among the first batch to graduate from the three-year Bosch automotive apprentice scheme. Barrett Lee is part of the Bosch Car Service network and the apprenticeship scheme was launched to coincide with the 100-year milestone of Robert Bosch, Bosch’s founder, taking on his first apprentice.

The course offers young technicians the opportunity to learn industry specific skills, including being trained on Bosch equipment, the leading name in the sector. The scheme allows the apprentices to benefit from both practical and theoretical training while earning a living, providing a good balance of on-the-job experience and technical training.

“I have gained lots of skills and knowledge over the past three years and I am very pleased with what I have achieved. To be trained by experts from a company as prestigious as Bosch is a great honour to be among the first eight people to graduate from this course makes me extremely proud. I am confident that what I have learned from this course will set my on the path to a successful career,” said Mr Golding.

Alex Gibson, Apprentice Trainer/Assessor at Bosch said: “We are incredibly proud of our apprentices and how much they have learned and improved over the past three years. It is sad to see them move on but we know they will carry their knowledge with them as they continue in their careers.”

Barrett Lee is a market leader in specialised services for makes such as BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi and Land Rover and is based at Byford Road on the Chilton Industrial Estate. Company director Michael Holt said: “We are delighted for Chris following his graduation from the Bosch scheme and he deserves much credit for all his hard work. To be trained by Bosch experts means Chris has had access to the very best knowledge in this sector.”