Gloucestershire teenager given exclusive apprenticeship

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

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Mancari, from Chalford, has been accepted by Cirencester Volkswagen retailer, Northfield, to be the latest recruit on the company’s technician apprenticeship scheme.

Over the next three years Northfield Volkswagen will invest nearly £40,000 to train Daniel through to technician status.

Daniel joined after finishing a motor vehicle engineering course 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 Northfield 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.”

Northfield Volkswagen’s brand manager, Mark Foulston, said: “Daniel’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.”