Exclusive apprenticeship for East Yorkshire teenager

A young motor enthusiast from East Yorkshire has embarked on an exclusive three-year training programme with the aim of becoming the best in the business.

Seventeen-year-old Thomas Bowmaster, from Hessle, has been accepted by Hull’s Volkswagen Van Centre, JCT600, to be the latest recruit on the technician apprenticeship scheme.

Over the next three years JCT600 Volkswagen Van Centre will invest nearly £40,000 to train Thomas through to technician status.

Thomas joined after leaving Hessle High School, and is looking forward to achieving his ambition of working in the motor industry.

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 JCT600 Volkswagen Van Centre 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.”

JCT600 Volkswagen Van Centre head of business, Roger Allinson, said: “Thomas has a great passion for the industry and this is 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.”