Canterbury youngster gears up for new career

Four years of hard work and training have paid off for a Canterbury apprentice as he qualifies as a service technician with Volkswagen retailer, EuroCanterbury.

Ryan Pay (19) joined the Broad Oak Road retailer in 2008 as an apprentice, and has now achieved a personal goal to become a fully-qualified Volkswagen service technician.

He is the second apprentice at EuroCanterbury Volkswagen and Ryan will now focus on the next part of his personal development plan working toward his Service Technician
Final Assessment, a process that will take a further two years of training.

David Bryen, aftersales manager at EuroCanterbury Volkswagen, said: “Ryan has worked diligently during the training programme and fully deserves to reach technician
status.  He is an accomplished and confident technician and we are really pleased to have been able to help him embark on a career which he clearly loves.”

Ryan added: “For as long as I can remember I’ve always had an interest in cars and used to tinker around with them when I was younger. This hobby quickly grew into a passion so
I’m over the moon to have qualified.

“This is the only job I’ve ever wanted. I really enjoy the work and I’m looking forward to taking even more qualifications and in particular, specialising in Volkswagen vehicles.

“I’m really grateful to EuroCanterbury Volkswagen, because the company has backed my ambition by investing in my training programme. Ultimately, I’d like to specialise in
engines and gearboxes but at the moment, I want to work hard to become the best
technician I can possibly be.”

It costs over £20,000 to train a candidate to technician status with further investment to continue developing a technician.