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Ilkley school leaver Rhys on board at JCT600
12:06pm Friday 18th January 2013 in Local news
Motor dealership JCT600 has welcomed the first recruit – an Ilkley teenager – to join its new recruitment and training programme developed for school leavers.
Each year the Bradford-based motor business plans to select a small number of young people who will undergo an intensive year- long paid internship designed to give a comprehensive insight into the motor industry.
Eighteen-year-old Rhys Leighton, of Ilkley, joined JCT600 after completing his A-Levels at Woodhouse Grove School in Rawdon.
Based at the group’s head office in Apperley Bridge, Bradford, Rhys will also spend time at JCT600’s dealerships in order to gain an overview of all areas of the business including HR, finance, sales and property. The entire programme will focus on understanding the central role that customer service plays in the business.
Group HR director Graham Clark said: “We were really impressed with Rhys’s CV.
“As well as a sound academic record, he also showed commitment, playing in various sports teams as well as being a member of Wharfedale Air Cadets. It was clear that Rhys had real potential.
“We are very pleased with his progress so far and hope to find a permanent position for him when he completes his internship.”