Sixteen-year-old Chance Harris has been accepted by Exeter’s Volkswagen retailer Mann Egerton to be the latest recruit on the technician apprenticeship scheme.
Over the next three years Mann Egerton will invest nearly £30,000 to train Chance through to technician status.
Chance, who has joined straight after leaving Honiton Community College, is looking forward to achieving his ambition of working on Volkswagen vehicles.
He said: “I love all types of vehicles and this is the only job I have ever wanted to do. I am passionate about the Volkswagen brand and I want to go as far in my career as I can.
“I am over the moon to I be given this opportunity and very grateful to Mann Egerton Volkswagen for giving me this chance.”
Mann Egerton’s brand manager, Paul Beazley, said: “In the current economic climate, it’s important local businesses give youngsters the opportunity to learn and develop a career.
“Chance’s passion for cars was one of the main reasons why he’s been given this place on the apprenticeship programme.
“He may only be 16, but I’m confident Chance will come through the three years with flying colours.”