Local apprentice proves his worth

Three years of hard work and training has paid off for Portslade’s Ashley Cleaver after he graduated from his technician apprenticeship with Eurovans.  

The 21-year-old joined the Volkswagen van centre on Ellen Street, Brighton, in 2008 and embarked on an intensive three year programme.

Ashley completed a series of theory and practical examinations and assessments, through the Volkswagen Training Academy, to achieve his recent status and is now focusing on implementing his skills and continuing to progress his qualifications.

Speaking of this qualification Ashley said: “It’s been a tough three years but I have really enjoyed myself.

“I’m really grateful to Eurovans for their support and look forward to using all my new skills and hopefully progress to a master technician level in the future.”

Eurovans director, Bruce Smithson, said: “Ashley has worked diligently throughout his apprenticeship and fully deserves to have reached the technician status.

“He’ll now be able to work on his own and we are confident  that Ashley’s passion and enthusiasm will help him reach his ultimate goal.”

It costs over £40,000 to train Ashley to this level and the Volkswagen van centre will continue to invest in his future career.