Suzuki Celebrates Latest Class of Graduates from Advanced Apprenticeship Programme
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Suzuki Celebrates Latest Class of Graduates from Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

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  • 19 technicians, customer service advisors and aftersales parts consultants graduated this year from Suzuki’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP)
  • 16 of the young trainees from across the UK attended the prestigious annual ceremony at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, marking the successful completion of the 24 or 36-month scheme
  • Suzuki’s sought after learning initiative combines practical hands-on experience with classroom-based tuition at the Bosch-run state-of-the-art Doncaster training centre

Suzuki GB PLC has commemorated the annual graduation of automobile, motorcycle and ATV apprentice technicians, and customer service advisors and aftersales parts consultants, from its Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP). The prestigious ceremony was recently held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire, and marks the end of the highly sought after scheme, which takes place over period of two or three years.

A total of 19 individuals successfully completed the AAP in 2019, and the newly qualified students travelled to the West Midlands to receive their certificates from Suzuki GB’s Managing Director, Nobuo Suyama, and Director of Aftersales, Denis Houston. Each of the employees from Suzuki’s nationwide dealer networks undertook a combination of practical on-the-job learning and expert tuition at the Bosch-run state-of-the-art Doncaster training centre in South Yorkshire.

Denis Houston, Director of Aftersales for Suzuki GB, said: “The graduation ceremony is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication. It is always a proud moment for not only the apprentices themselves, but also for their families and employers who have played a pivotal role in supporting each of the individuals. They should all be commended for the great lengths that they have gone to in order to enable the learning and development of these young trainees.”

He added: “We would like to congratulate the graduates on their achievement, and they are certainly destined for very bright futures as they continue their professional careers within our dealerships.”

The apprentices who attended the 2019 graduation ceremony are as follows:


Automobile technicians:

Craig Strang                                         Brenwood Motor Co

Daniel Taylor                                        Hilton Suzuki Bedford

Harvey Thomas                                    Fleming Brothers Ltd

Joseph Crowley-Atkinson                    Colin Appleyard Ltd Keighley

Joshua Parry                                        Chapel House Suzuki – Wigan

Michael Callaghan                               Luscombe Suzuki


Aftersales parts consultants:

Elliot Casler-Watton                             Wycliffe Suzuki

Sam Harrison                                       Blackshaws Garage


Customer service advisor:

Joel Bufton                                          Ludlow Motors


Motorcycle technicians:

Brandon Pitt                                        StreetBike

Callum Steadman                               StreetBike

Jason Maxwell                                     Cupar Motorcycles

Kieran Child                                         Colin Appleyard Motorcycles


Motorcycle customer service advisors:

Jack Miller                                           Crescent Motorcycle Company

James Poyner                                     Road & Racing Motorcycles


ATV technician:

Ryan Warwick                                      MKM Agriculture Ltd.


Ryan Warwick from MWM Agriculture

Congratulations to Ryan Warwick from MKM Agriculture Ltd.