A Surrey technician is celebrating reaching the top of his profession after qualifying from a national programme.
Graham Bunnett from Bramley, who works at Colbornes Volkswagen in Guildford, recently gained his master technician status after working his way through the Volkswagen Academy training programme.
The 29-year-old is one of the youngest master technicians in the UK, gained just ten years after emigrating to the UK from Zimbabwe. It takes at least five years of training to be eligible for master technician assessment.
Now one of the UK’s top Volkswagen technicians, he will pass on his experience to Colbornes Volkswagen’s apprentice technicians.
He said: “I am over the moon to I have reached the top of my profession already and it’s extremely rewarding to know I can now pass on my knowledge and experience to the next generation of technicians.
“I’m very grateful to Colbornes Volkswagen for giving me the chance to prove my worth, believing in me and for investing in my training.”
Colbornes Volkswagen’s brand manager, Neil Lines, said: “Graham is thoroughly professional in his job and this qualification is reward for his efforts.
“He’s hard working, intelligent and the apprentices at Colbornes are lucky to have a technician of his calibre teaching them.
“It costs approximately £100,000 for a technician to reach master technician status, but Graham is worth every penny.”