Ferrari North Europe welcomed four new service advisors and two new parts advisors to its UK retail network after hosting a graduation from its apprenticeship scheme. The six new recruits completed an intensive two-year apprenticeship with the brand as part of what the Italian supercar specialist sees as “The de facto route into a professional career with an Official Ferrari Dealership”.
This is living proof that an apprenticeship is not just something you do if “you don’t fancy going to uni” they can really give you opportunity’s to build an amazing career. Ferrari North Europe first introduced the in-house apprenticeship scheme in September 2011, and the company invested heavily in new classroom facilities, IT equipment, personnel and previous Ferrari cars in order to deliver on its promise to create the next generation of Ferrari Service Technicians.
Considering that Ferrari North Europe covers dealers outside the UK, we can then assume that less than 1000 people will have applied for apprenticeships in England. Because this is a brand leading power house company, we would have expected more young people trying to join their programs this is again proof that young people are not aware of the value of apprenticeships and seem to be getting talked into or blindly lead into further education when this may not necessarily their best career route.