21st June 2023
LSH Auto will welcome three Australian apprentices for a cultural and career development tour next month.
As part of their tour, they will be meeting young people in Stockport who may be interested in pursuing an apprenticeship themselves.
Madeline Chamberlin, aged 27, Daphne O’Meara, aged 23, and Alex Raffone, aged 21, will fly to the UK on Friday 30th June for a week-long cultural and career development tour. Each apprentice will see first-hand the differences and similarities between apprenticeships in two very different parts of the world and will be able to expand their knowledge and share insights with their colleagues.
Ian Williams, Head of Human Resources for LSH Auto, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Maddie, Daphne and Alex as the winners of the LSH Auto Scholarship 2023.”They are all outstanding apprentices who have shown passion and commitment, and they all have their own inspirational stories that we look forward to sharing with our UK apprentices and young people who come along to our careers fair at the start of July. We would also like to thank our LSH Auto colleagues in Australia and their partner WPC for organising the scholarship.”
In addition to attending the careers fair on Tuesday 4th July, the winning apprentices will spend time working alongside the aftersales and parts teams at Mercedes-Benz of Stockport and Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, to gain hands-on experience with operational work in the UK. To round off their trip, they will stay at the Brooklands Hotel in Surrey and spend a day at Mercedes-Benz World enjoying a driving experience before heading to London.
Daphne O’Meara said: “I would love to further my career at LSH Auto Australia, perhaps to become a service advisor and eventually a workshop manager. I’ve learnt a lot during my apprenticeship, and I now see more opportunity for myself than ever before. It’s an honour and a privilege to represent LSH Auto Australia whilst in the UK.”
Young people interested in finding out more about becoming a Mercedes-Benz apprentice in the UK are invited to Mercedes-Benz of Stockport on Tuesday 4th July. The event will start at 4.00pm and run until 6.00pm.
Becky Pitt, Talent Acquisition Specialist at LSH Auto, said: “We have a number of apprenticeship positions available across our dealerships and would urge anybody considering a career in the automotive industry to come along to our event on Tuesday 4th July. Our careers fair will provide the perfect opportunity to meet some of our existing apprentices, including our Australian guests, to get a real insight into the various roles that are available. Visitors will also have a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of our state-of-the art facilities to see where they could be working.
“Becoming an apprentice is a great way to earn money and a qualification whilst gaining invaluable real-life experience of the career you’re interested in. We currently have 65 apprentices working at our Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Stockport, Macclesfield, Whitefield, Birmingham, Solihull, and Tamworth. We offer three courses, all with NVQ Level 3 qualifications as Apprentice Customer Experience Partners, Apprentice Parts Specialists and Apprentice Technicians.”