AW Support National Apprenticeship Week

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we thought we’d introduce you to our 7 apprentices. Each has their own slant on why they chose an apprenticeship and what they enjoy most about it.


Name: Will

Site: Sleaford

Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled

Joined AW: February 2018

Favourite skill learnt: I have enjoyed learning how to weld the most so far, but looking forward to all the other skills I’m going to learn.

Why an apprenticeship: It’s a good way to train on the job, so I can pick up practical experience skills while the learning is still interesting.

Why AW: I wanted to work for a reputable company that I knew would make a life-long career. I enjoy that the course and qualifications have been designed for AW. Every day is different and each day I’m learning more and can only get better.



Name: Josh

Site: Newark

Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled

Joined AW: November 2017

Favourite part of apprenticeship: I have really enjoyed the working atmosphere and learning new skills and seeing lots of different vehicles.

Why an apprenticeship: I didn’t want to go into further education. I wanted to learn a trade that I could turn into a career and enjoy.

Why AW: I enjoy working for AW because I am learning new skills and developing myself with the help of the team every day. I am always kept busy and enjoy the different variety of vehicles I work with and the different skills I’m learning. AW have provided me with support and also the equipment I need to succeed.



Name: Jack

Site: Denaby Main

Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled

Joined AW: July 2017

Favourite Car: Lamborghini Aventador

Why an apprenticeship: I felt that the best way to develop my skill set was to go down the apprenticeship route, to ensure I progressed to where I want to be.

Why AW: AW are great, the team at Denaby are like a big family. There’s always someone happy to help or offer advice and support when it’s needed.



Name: Ryan

Site: Denaby Main

Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled

Joined AW: April 2017

Best part of what you’ve learnt: Currently, I enjoy the panel aspect of the whole repair process. However, I’ve just started learning prep/paint and really enjoying it.

Why an apprenticeship: In honesty, I like learning whilst earning!

Why AW: I love how much effort and support AW put into me to make me better at my job., It’s really encouraging.



Name: Leon

Site: Markham Vale

Apprenticeship type: Multi-skilled

Joined AW: December 2017

Favourite Car: Ford Mustang

Why an apprenticeship: : I’ve always been interested in cars, I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to do.

Why AW: AW is a great company, the workshops are clean and modern. I also like being part of a growing company which will help to secure my future. Thank you to AW for my opportunity.


Charlie & Harvey, our two apprentices at our Nottingham site filmed a day in the life of being an apprentice. Watch below to see what they get up to in a typical day and their thoughts on apprenticeships.

Adverse weather conditions


Due to the weather conditions we are still not receiving deliveries from our suppliers causing disruption. Collection/delivery of vehicles is still being affected also. Please bear with us as we work to minimise the disruption where we can. Be careful on the roads and only make journeys where necessary.



Our phone lines will be closing today at 4:30pm. After this time you can leave a voicemail or email Please include your vehicle registration and we will help as efficiently as possible.



We are currently open, operating with skeleton staff due to the adverse weather conditions.

Staff safety is paramount therefore vehicle collections and deliveries will be affected due to road closures and conditions, severe snow drifts and ice are affecting many of the roads that surround our sites.

We are able to take incoming calls should you wish to contact us for an update.

The ongoing effect is likely to disrupt next weeks schedule also, therefore please bear with us as we work to minimise disruption.

We will keep you updated as the weather changes.