#GOLD – Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship – Donnelly Group

#GOLD – Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship – Donnelly Group


Number one we want to say a massive
thank you to the local technical
colleges for embracing all the work that
we have both jointly achieved in the
last number of years.
We can see that you earn as you train and young people need to arrive with a standard of education
We only try to accommodate the people that can achieve
the latter of training after your first piece is done.
I started my GCSE`s at Cookstown high school and achieved eight GCSE’s
which opened up a few doors for me.
So I had the choice whether to do A levels or go to college
Initially I did do my A-levels and found it wasn’t for me
so i went to South West College where I was introduced to the GOLD program which I found interesting.
I think the apprenticeship route is great, your learning and working at the same time
When you attend university there is always a chance you won`t be able to commit yourself as much
compared to studying locally.
I also think money is a big problem as well.
If your going to university you could be facing serious debt
Where as the apprenticeship route your fees are paid and your making money at the same time
So it really is a
win-win situation
After achieving a high level within their apprenticeship some people choose
to go into administration and the
development of all the young people
Taking on senior roles within the
industry and developing through them
I started that way myself and our
business is 70 years old
If you can train the best level coming through, you will never fall back.
I’m hoping to finish Level 3 and after
I get that certificate I would like to reach
level six if possible and get a degree, hopefully I still have a job here at Donnellys
where I can complete a course to become a master technician.
Achieving a much higher level of young student whom can deliver the end result
without the worry of them failing half way through there training.
Where as now with the introduction of the system
We are well focused on making sure that everybody’s
happy heading into the course and
understands the complete picture so from
our point of view the expertise and
investment that the government and the
local colleges put in your energy and
money behind it and associate
association with ourselves it was
absolutely worked a treat for us because
any other way we’ve been how to do it
herself and we would not miss abilities
to do so this is better than us more
open for everybody in the industry use
and really we would like to see more
people using
I’d recommend going further just
make sure you have the right course and
it’s what you want to do because there’s no point in doing something that you won’t
enjoy. So as long as you enjoy doing it, go for it.


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