The event – at Stephenson College, Coalville – also recognised those individuals who have completed their apprentice and master technician training.
The Renault Trucks apprentice programme was set up to address the skills gap: it gives apprentices the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Principles qualification and for the dealer network to attract young talent.
The 18-month Master Technician programme, awarded by the Institute of Motor Industry and the pinnacle of the Renault Trucks’ training programme, has a maximum of eight students per class due to the level of difficulty and intensity of training, and includes six written and practical modules.
Renault’s commercial aftermarket sales director Derek Leech said: “This awards ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of all our graduates as well as the outstanding achievements of Gage, our apprentice of the year, who recorded the highest results for his year group.
“This event celebrates the success of all our graduates, and everyone should be proud of all their hard work and what they have accomplished.”
Gage Sludds is pictured, left, with Stephen Astill of RH Commercials.