Aston Martin Looking For Apprentices

BY Azfar Hashim

The luxury British sports car maker opens ten more apprenticeship slots in a selection of priority positions.

Currently with almost 40 young apprentices across a wide variety of functions at its modern factory and global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, the recruitment drive will see the apprentices join the business on a four-year fixed contract to learn their trade in one of the following areas: Paint, Trim, Maintenance, Control Engineering and Robotics, or Manufacturing Engineering. However, to be considered for one of the ten places available, candidates must be aged 16 to 18 and have five GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths, English and at least one science.

They will also need to demonstrate an interest in the automotive sector through their previous work experience, hobbies or school project work, and be able to show a commitment to teamwork along with academic aptitude, ambition and a passion for the motor industry. Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said, “As a strong advocate of apprenticeships — I started my automotive career in just such a role — I’m very happy that we are able to offer more young people this valuable opportunity."

He continued, "The success of the Second Century plan for enhanced global growth of the Aston Martin brand and significant expansion of our exciting product portfolio is, clearly, fundamental to this business but, through initiatives such as this, it is also clearly bringing real, long-term, benefits to a number of young people.”

To find out more about the latest apprenticeship scheme recruitment programme, log on to: http://www.astonmartin.com/en/careers/apprenticeships