Joe has found his dream job with Ascott Cab Company and is studying one-day-per-week at London South East Colleges on the Motor Vehicle Level 3 course. At the end of the course/apprenticeship, he will be a fully qualified mechanic with over three years of work experience. Due to the nature of the business, he will soon be attending specialist training with Chinese electric taxi manufacturing company Geely, based in Coventry. He will learn the specialist skills and techniques in the maintenance of electric vehicles.
Joe says:"I listen to other people complain about their hum-drum jobs and I feel so lucky that I have found something I really love. Ascott are going to send me to the new Geely manufacturing plant in Coventry once I have completed my level 3 course at College. I will be learning the specialist techniques involved in servicing and maintaining the new generation TX5 electric cabs that will be rolled-out on our streets over the coming years.”
Andy Ascott is one of the Managing Directors at Ascott Cabs. He says:“We have now worked successfully with seven excellent Apprentices provided by London South East Colleges. Apprenticeships work really well for us. It means that we play a massive part in their initial training and provide them with the skills we need as a business as well as those that lead them to a successful career. The College provides them with excellent ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment and facilities, health and safety training and all the necessary theoretical tuition. We are now looking for more Apprentices to join us and our ever-expanding services to London’s black taxi trade.”
If you think you have what it takes to become a professional motor vehicle mechanic or build a successful career in the automotive industries, we’d like to hear from you. We have a great range of courses and apprenticeship opportunities to get you started. Come along to one of our open events.