We Launch New Technician Accelerator Programmes

17TH APR 2018

Following a successful launch of our brand new accelerator programme for trainee Vehicle Technicians in Coventry and Hull, we are excited to be expanding the opportunity to other areas.

Trainees on the programme will work within our Stratstone and Evans Halshaw dealerships, learning from experienced colleagues.

Aimed at those fresh out of college or about to finish an apprenticeship, with a relevant formal qualification, the programme will take newly-qualified or semi-skilled technicians on an accelerated programme to help jump start their career.


Andrew Waggot, Aftersales Director at Pendragon PLC, comments:

"We are excited to be expanding our Technician Accelerator programme. This new scheme is a fantastic opportunity for junior Technicians to fast-forward their career. They'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced team members in a fast-paced environment and be able to build on their skills and knowledge to get a head start in their careers.

"Technicians are a key part of the aftersales function, ensuring customer satisfaction and the very best in quality. The programme is a first for us, and will allow us to recruit and retain the most talented technicians."


Jack, one of our first trainee Technicians on the programme at Evans Halshaw Prep Centre Hull, comments:

"I chose the Accelerator Programme as it was one of the best ways to carry on learning without too much pressure, and it was a good way into a big business such as Pendragon.

"Things are going very well so far, as I've learnt the processes at the dealership and have gained more knowledge on different vehicles.

"I enjoy the variety of jobs, from prepping to cambelts, and the variety of cars as we work on many different manufacturers."


Team members on the programme will benefit from a range of excellent company benefits including:

  • Manufacturer dedicated training programmes
  • Dedicated on-site mentor "who is motivated solely to help you succeed
  • Accelerator Programme Tool Scheme
  • 40 hour working week with generous holiday allowance
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • 'Drive at Work' scheme to drive a brand new car
  • 'Cycle to Work' scheme to use a brand new bike
  • Used car purchase scheme
  • Team member discounts on a wide range of products and services
Jack, trainee technicians at Evans Halshaw Prep Centre Hull.