Apprentice takes first step on career ladder

A young car enthusiast from Macclesfield has embarked on three-year with the aim of becoming the best in the business.

Nineteen-year-old Matthew Wordsworth has been accepted by Macclesfield’s Volkswagen retailer, Gilbert Lawton, to be the latest recruit on the technician apprenticeship scheme.

Over the next three years Gilbert Lawton Volkswagen will invest nearly £40,000 to train Matthew through to technician status.

Matthew has joined after completing ‘A’ levels at college, and is looking forward to achieving his ambition of working on Volkswagen vehicles.

He said: “I love all types of vehicles and this is the only job I have ever wanted to do. I am passionate about the Volkswagen brand and I want to go as far in my career as I can.

“I am over the moon to I be given this opportunity and very grateful to Gilbert Lawton Volkswagen for giving me this chance.”

“This is a great opportunity for me and I want to show everyone how much this apprenticeship means to me.”

Gilbert Lawton’s brand manager, Nick Ashton, said: “Matthew’s passion for cars was one of the main reasons why he’s been given this place on the apprenticeship programme.

“I’m confident he will come through the three years with flying colours.”








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