A STUDENT has abandoned his university degree course favour of a career in the automotive sector as a vehicle technician.
Doug Pullar, 20, has begun a three year apprenticeship at Brayley Honda in St Albans.
Already working under the supervision of Brayley Honda’s senior technicians, Pullar will also attend the Honda Institute in Colnbrook for a series of one-week blocks of study as part of his technical apprenticeship.
Pullar said: ‘I’ve always been interested in cars and engines in particular. The apprenticeship with Brayley Honda offered me the chance to work on petrol, diesel and the latest hybrid engine technology, which will ensure I have a broad spectrum of experience. Not to mention the fact that I am now earning while I’m learning.’
‘It’s my ambition to progress into advanced diagnostics and then into management in the future,’ he said who supplements his income by purchasing broken older vehicles in his spare time and then repairing them before selling them on.
Having started his own career as an apprentice technician, Paul Brayley, managing director, Brayley Honda, is keen to support the ambitions of young people wanting to enter the retail motor industry.
Brayley said: ‘Our business is about empowering people to do the best they can for our customers as well as for their own professional development. An apprenticeship provides an excellent start to a career and I’m pleased to welcome Doug to the team.
‘Honda is launching a number of new models this year so it’s a great time to join us and I’m sure he’ll be a great asset to the business.’