Nathan Brown, Nikki Kerrigan and Jacob Stubbs, have all successfully gained Institute of the Motor Industry Diploma level 3 in Body Building Competence and level 2 in Vehicle Accident Repair Principles. The three apprentices are the second generation of their families to join Optare and started work with the Company on 7 October 2013. They were presented with their certificates by, Graham Belgum, Optare President, John Fickling, Non-executive Chairman and Steve Norris, Deputy Chairman at a special presentation.
Graham Belgum, President of Optare, said, “We value the importance of investing in the future and developing the skills of our people, Jacob, Nathan and Nikki have worked extremely hard to learn the skills required to attain their qualifications and I am delighted to congratulate them on their achievements.”
The apprentices will continue to use and develop their specialist skills across the manufacturing process. Optare has recently announced an intensive programme of National Vocational Qualifications which is being rolled out across all departments of the business as part of the Company’s commitment to employee development and continuous improvement.