Aston Martin have welcomed its biggest ever intake of apprentices and graduates this week.
With 50 apprentices and 26 graduates reporting for duty, this investment in the future workforce underlines the manufacturer’s focus on remaining a competitive and agile business for many years to come.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, who started his own career as an apprentice, was at Gaydon to greet the new starters. He said: “It’s a source of great pride for me to welcome our biggest ever intake of apprentices and graduates. It’s important to bring fresh talent into the business and these new starters will play a key role in the continuing success of Aston Martin.”
Since launching its Second Century Plan in 2015, Aston Martin has been on the rise. The company announced record profits earlier this year and has now entered the growth phase of the plan, which will see the luxury carmaker create models in new sectors to sit alongside sports cars such as the DB11, the Vantage and the recently launched DBS Superleggera.
Aston Martin’s four-year Apprenticeship programme provides young people who have a passion for the brand, and a determination to learn, develop and excel in their careers, with the opportunity to learn from some of the best engineers and technicians in the world, across all areas of the business.
The company also has a much-envied Graduate Programme, offering engineering and business positions to graduates who can study for relevant professional qualifications while they work.