MERCEDES have been praised by MP Mark Lancaster for their work with local apprentices.
In Milton Keynes, Mercedes-Benz has invested £2.1 million into Training Academy facilities at their Tongwell site. This will provide industry leading facilities enabling over 330 young people to become Mercedes-Benz qualified technicians.
At the moment, 100 apprentices attend daily sessions, and after completing the training programme, are guaranteed a job with Mercedes-Benz.
Mr Lancaster praised the car manufacturer and said he hoped more companies in Milton Keynes will follow their lead.
He said: “I am very pleased that Milton Keynes North is benefiting from the increase in apprenticeships and I hope that more businesses will consider taking on apprentices’ in the future, I think many businesses could take the lead from Mercedes-Benz, who have done a tremendous amount of work to encourage people to take up apprenticeships.
“This is great news not just for individuals but for the whole economy.”
Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, added: “Investing in apprenticeships is essential to the ongoing success of Mercedes-Benz in the UK. We passionately believe in developing the skills of young people to become our technicians of the future and to ensure that we meet the high expectations of our customers.
“Mercedes-Benz is proud to be based in Milton Keynes and our new industry leading Training Academy facilities here further underscore our commitment to the city.”