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23.03.2015

RENAULT TRUCKS CHOOSES STEPHENSON COLLEGE

“It is great news and we’re looking forward to working with Renault Trucks UK and welcoming the company’s apprentices to Stephenson College this September.”

Renault Trucks UK Ltd has chosen Stephenson College in Coalville to deliver its national apprentice programme. In a review of its programme provider, it selected the college because of its state of the art facilities and excellent track record in working with employers to provide bespoke training.

Under the new arrangement, Stephenson College in North West Leicestershire will be responsible for training up to 100 apprentices employed by Renault Trucks’ distributors and repairers across the UK.

Gino Costa, managing director of Renault Trucks UK, said: “Over the past three years we have worked hard to improve the apprenticeship programme to its current excellent level.  The transition of the programme to Stephenson College is the next step in driving our Renault Trucks brand forward.

Stephenson College is a very experienced HGV and automotive apprentice programme provider which has put in place a strong, dedicated Renault Trucks’ team to focus on recruitment, retention and learning for our apprentices.

We are very excited about the move. The college provides a fantastic and modern learning environment which we believe will be highly beneficial to the apprentices and to our dealerships’ businesses.”

Renault Trucks’ competence development team will be working with existing apprentices to ensure their learning paths are not disrupted.

For new recruits, apprentice vacancies will be handled by Stephenson College, with college staff liaising with Renault Trucks dealers and the competence development team to ensure vacancies are filled with high calibre candidates.

Simon Kibble, director of quality at Stephenson College, said he was delighted Renault Trucks had joined the growing list of UK employers to whom the college delivers bespoke apprenticeship training.

He said: “It is great news and we’re looking forward to working with Renault Trucks UK and welcoming the company’s apprentices to Stephenson College this September.”