February 5 2007.

Suzuki apprentices have graduated from the Suzuki Advanced Apprenticeship Programme;16 Automobile Technician's; 2 Parts Consultants and 10 Motorcycle Technicians. The ceremony took place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull with speeches from Barry Everett, Director of Technical Services at Suzuki GB and Alan Mcrill Director of Training & Learning for the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI).  Each apprentice received an engraved silver salva and graduation certificate.      
The final presentation of the ceremony came in the form of an early Christmas present for Suzuki dealers. Each was presented with a laptop and appropriate diagnostic software for use in their workshop. The gift was a symbol of Suzuki's appreciation to each dealer for making a significant investment in training new blood and their commitment to the Apprentice Programme.
Suzuki offers one of the most comprehensive advanced apprentice training programmes in the automotive and motorcycle industries. Its programmes are delivered in conjunction with the training provider Carter & Carter and are open to young people from the ages of 16 to 24. The programmes offered provide both on-the-job and block release training.
Barry Everett said: "At Suzuki we believe in excellence and through the Suzuki Advanced Apprentice programme we have developed a formula which continues and supports that legacy. We have now helped train to qualified status over 60 apprentices, with more than 100 going forward in to the 2007 programme.
Barry continues: "Our apprentices symbolise the future of the automotive and motorcycle industries in the UK and, as a consequence of our programmes, we have seen a considerable rise in both consumer and dealer satisfaction throughout the UK network."