Former Ashfield School student Harry Green was delighted to see his former motor vehicle maintenance teacher, Mr Saluk, and the Head of Vocational Studies at Ashfield, Mr Shaw, last week when they visited him at his workplace, Hardwick Motors in Sutton-in-Ashfield. The purpose of the visit was to present him with the award for Outstanding Student in Year 11, as nominated by his teachers.
Harry gained an Apprenticeship at Hardwick Motors and is really impressing his bosses with his huge amount of determination and hard work. Harry is very focused on qualifying as a mechanic, and is really enjoying the environment within which he is working.
His teachers were also joined by Michelle Barrett, Business Development Manager for the Institute of the Motor Industry, who said of Harry: “It gave me great pleasure to present the award to Harry. His true dedication, determination and passion to work in the automotive sector is inspirational. I wish him every success in his automotive career.”
Michelle went on to say that, like many industries, the motor industry is struggling to recruit apprentices with the kind of drive and determination that Harry has, and that they are keen to see more young people giving it a go. There are many different roles within the industry – from mechanics to accountants – and a multitude of amazing opportunities; there really is something for everyone. This was reiterated by Harry’s employers.
Harry is pictured here with, from left to right, Michelle Taylor, Financial Director at Hardwick Motors, Michelle Barrett and Mr Saluk.
For any Year 11 students interested in studying Motor Vehicle Maintenance at Ashfield Post 16 Centre from next September, please call Mr Saluk on 01623 448854.
In the meantime, Harry is going from strength to strength…and enjoying every second!