City West apprentice wins Mercedes-Benz award18 December 2018

A 22-year-old apprentice from City West Commercials, in Avonmouth, has won the Mercedes-Benz award for commercial vehicle technical apprentice of the year.

William Stewart (pictured) was judged by mentors and assessors to have surpassed expectations, both in the workplace and at the manufacturer’s apprentice academy in Milton Keynes.

“Having left school after completing my A-levels in geography, physics and product design, I wanted to prove to myself and my family that I could succeed without a degree,” he says.

“My three-year apprenticeship at City West Commercials has afforded me the opportunity to do something ‘hands on’ and I have received plenty of support along the way from the team. Being able to work on vehicles ties in with my interest in engineering, so I certainly don’t have any regrets about the path I’ve taken.”

William adds: “Best of all, this is so much more than just a job. I have a fulfilling career laid out in front of me. It’s up to me now, to make the most of this fantastic opportunity, which I’m determined to do.”

This is the second year running that a City West apprentice has won this award.

Jason Baldwin, depot manager, says: “We fully support William: he’s a valued member of our team and we all want him to reach his end goal of being a diagnostic technician. Winning this award demonstrates recognition of City West Commercials investment in young people within in the industry.”

Laura Cork

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