Another young apprentice at Volkswagen's Birmingham Trade Part Specialist Centre is celebrating after being names runner up.
Trainee parts adviser, Moeen Yasin,19, beat off stiff competition to become Volkswagen TPS Apprentice Runner Up of the Year 2016. He received a framed certificate from the Head of Service & Parts at Volkswagen UK, and £500 in vouchers.
TPS is part of the Volkswagen Group and has a national Network of TPS Centres. In March 2012, operations for TPS Birmingham was awarded to Trust Group UK which has Volkswagen dealerships in Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and Redditch. The TPS Network was launched in 2007 and was the first trade operation to be totally owned and run by an automotive manufacturer.
A TPS apprenticeship is a nationwide scheme that offers training at Volkswagen Group’s state of the art learning facility alongside workplace 'on the job' practical experience at a TPS Centres, as a Sales Parts Specialist.
Moeen, from Birmingham, began the two year apprenticeship after finishing secondary school.
Moeen said: “I was overwhelmed to achieve the award.
"I always wanted to work and learn at the same time, the TPS apprenticeship programme was the perfect career path
“It definitely proved the right move. There’s a good mix of on the job experience and classroom work and I really enjoyed it. Winning this award is just the icing on the cake.”
Moeen was praised for his commitment, motivation, enthusiasm and effort.
Raj Momi, TPS manager for Birmingham, said: “Having been in Moeen's position myself 28 years ago, I understand the requirements involved and the dedication needed to achieve all that Moeen has accomplished.
“I am really pleased that Moeen has been recognised for all of his hard work. He has proved to be a dedicated trainee with a brilliant work ethic and a real commitment to the Volkswagen brand.”
Anyone interested in applying for an apprenticeship can visit the company’s website at: www.tps.trade/apprenticeships for further information.
Birmingham TPS can be found on Bracebridge Street in Aston, Birmingham and offers extensive stock and parts availability, genuine parts, competitive pricing, customer deliveries and a commitment to customers.