Case Studies

Tom’s Story

From an early age I have always been interested in cars and motorbikes and for my 12th birthday I was given my first toolkit. From then on I was always out in the garage helping my Dad on his classic Daimler V8 250 as much as I could. On leaving school I went to work for a local Honda dealer and was enrolled onto the Honda Apprenticeship Programme.

While on the Honda Apprenticeship I was selected for the UK Skills and World Skills competitions. I competed at many competitions around the country, representing both my Dealer and the Honda Apprenticeship Programme.

I received a very high level of training and was lucky enough to reach the final three candidates to compete in Germany World Skills 2013. After my apprenticeship, I continued to work in dealer for an additional year until I went to work for The AA as a Roadside Patrol. This was a real learning curve as I wasn’t just working on Hondas and I was working on both brand new cars and older cars, from Minis to Morris Minors. If it had broken down, I went out to it.

Two years passed and I received a call from my original dealer asking if I would like to go back as they needed an experienced Honda Technician. After a year I applied to be a Honda Apprentice Trainer and I am very grateful to say that I was successful and here I am today. Doing what I had always intended to do, right from my first block of training at the Honda Institute.

I deliver Apprentice light vehicle training and as a Honda Trainer I am always looking to expand my knowledge even further along the way.