Apprentice technicians join Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors UK today announced it has hired 18 new apprentices for training at its headquarters in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Mitsubishi dealerships all over the UK have committed to this training as part of a three-year Level Three Diploma in light vehicle repair, from the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Glyn Lewis, apprentice programme controller, said, ‘For the second year in a row the demand for places for apprentices has been very high, which is a reflection of how confident the Mitsubishi dealers are feeling. The dealers are secure about their future and they are investing in more staff as a result. The dealers want people that are trained from the ground up and able to work on Mitsubishi products, like the Outlander plug-in hybrid vehicle.’

Apprentice technical trainer Gary Preece was hired last September to help cope with the demand of apprentices, which has more than doubled over the last few years. This follows Mitsubishi UK being named the fastest-growing mainstream car brand in 2013, 2014 and 2015.