We’re excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Skills and Development award at the Motor Trader awards 2019. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, sometimes known as the “automotive industry’s Oscars” on 10th July 2019.
The Skills and Development award is designed to celebrate retailers that show a structured approach to developing the skills of colleagues and that offer national qualifications, innovative training and personal development opportunities that are open to all.
We’re proud to have been shortlisted for this award as our in-house Learning and Development team work tirelessly to ensure that Sytner Group colleagues have access to fantastic training opportunities year round and throughout their career.
The broad range of development programmes on offer from Learning and Development begin at the very start of a colleague’s career through a ‘Welcome to Sytner’ day in Leicester, followed by on-boarding events and Sales and Service Pathways programmes; the latter giving our Sales and Service colleagues the tools they need to develop quickly.
To ensure that all Sytner Group colleagues get the most from their career, regular 1-2-1 meetings with Team Leaders and Managers offer colleagues an opportunity to discuss what training they feel would be beneficial – not only in their current career but also to achieve their future goals.
With dealerships all over the country, many of these development modules are available through e-Learning, making them ever more accessible.
The final area noted by MotorTrader was the addition of industry-leading initiatives like the Elite Technician Challenge; held annually, this event sees Technicians from across the Group go head-to-head for the title ‘Elite Technician’ and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Detroit Grand Prix with Penske Racing.
We’re excited to join MotorTrader next month for the awards ceremony and we’ll be sure to bring you updates.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about the opportunities available to Sytner Group colleagues or would be interested in starting your career with the Group: