Smart fleet wins careers award

Automotive supply specialists Smart Fleet Solutions has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ for the opportunities and support its given young people from within the local community.

This includes facilitating a successful apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Martec Training throughout the company, and consistently investing in further education and skills development for local school leavers.

Peter Marson, owner of Martec Training and award sponsor, said, ‘Helping young people to maximise their career potential, Smart Fleet Solutions’ dedication to encouraging and supporting their apprentices is outstanding. Employing apprentices throughout all areas of the business, Smart Fleet Solutions go above and beyond the necessary, to ensure that the relevant help is put in place to help their employees to achieve the qualifications that they are working towards. Furthermore, the opportunity to remain in employment with the company post qualification is a key advantage that apprentices with Smart Fleet Solutions can benefit from.’

Taking on seven new apprentices this year, Sue Bennett, director of HR at Smart Fleet Solutions, added, ‘As a company we are very aware of the need to harness and nurture new talent to enable us to grow and remain at the front of emerging techniques. Our apprentices are very important to us and as such we work hard to support them in their learning and industry development as much as we can.

‘Many of our employees are past apprentices themselves, growing with the business. With the opportunities to progress through the ranks of the company, our apprentices really are the future of Smart Fleet Solutions.’