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BCA Doncaster expands apprenticeship scheme

John Brown, general manager of BCA Doncaster and Jay Holding

BCA Doncaster has marked the expansion of its apprenticeship scheme with the appointment of Jay Holding, 18, from Thorne, South Yorkshire to a new full-time role.

Since the start of the year, the company has hired eight apprentices and is recruiting four more as the scheme continues to grow.

BCA opened the new high-specification refurbishment facility in January and is recruiting specialist staff to support a range of services.  The Doncaster facility will manage 2,800 used LCVs a year, handling the inspection, refurbishment and pre-sale imaging for the Mercedes-Benz approved used van programme.

The team in Doncaster handles inspection services, mechanical safety related checks, maintenance and service work. All elements of bodywork repair will be undertaken on-site, alongside valeting and imaging and BCA has deployed the latest technology to process vehicles in the most cost-effective and efficient way.

The self-contained facility is recruiting trained mechanics and vehicle inspectors to expand the team to ensure a consistent level of service is delivered to Mercedes-Benz at all times.  BCA’s Doncaster operation is working with colleges in Doncaster and Scunthorpe to put in place training and apprentice opportunities to develop the next generation of skilled inspectors and vehicle technicians.

John Brown, general manager at BCA Doncaster, said: “We have a fast growing team which services one of the biggest brands in the automotive sector. BCA has made a commitment to working with local colleges to increase the number of apprentices we take on and ensure we have a great pipeline of talent.”

BCA continues to develop its apprenticeship scheme and national graduate recruitment and training programme to create a pool of talent to become future leaders within the business.  BCA is committed to building effectiveness and efficiency across the business through training and development.

BCA now offers apprenticeships leading to 35 qualifications, ranging from NVQ level 2 to level 7, with training programmes for operations and departmental management, project management and Lean Improvement practitioners launched last year.


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