Jack Cawood (left), of Northside Truck & Van, landed the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle parts apprentice of the year award, while Sparshatt Truck & Van’s Sidney Randall (right) took the technician apprentice honours.
The two were chosen from shortlists of three for each category, on the basis of their attitude and behaviour, as well as their performance in online tests and practical assignments.
Their prizes include the work experience week, which takes place during the run-up to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. All six finalists also had a day at the Mercedes-Benz World brand experience centre in Brooklands, Surrey.
Sam Whittaker, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK’s director for customer service & operations, said of the finalists: “They have demonstrated exceptional levels of engagement and commitment to learning, while their drive to succeed is truly impressive.
“The individuals whose achievements we now celebrate will be the leaders of tomorrow. With their tremendous enthusiasm for the job, and clear grasp of the crucial importance of customer service, I have absolute confidence that the future of our business and brand is in safe hands.”