Apprentice of the Year

Family-run dealership Vic Young is celebrating their apprentice David Ridley this week after the young paint sprayer won ‘Automotive Apprentice of the Year’.

David trains at Gateshead College and it was his tutor Jordan that presented him with the prestigious ‘Edge’ trophy. The young apprentice was speechless when he walked into the garage’s showroom to see his tutors, balloons and a personalised cake.

The senior staff at Vic Young gifted David with twenty free driving lessons after he expressed a strong interest in getting his licence.

David Ridley - Apprentice of the Year

David has done his colleagues proud with his dedication and enthusiasm toward his level three IMI paint course.

College tutor Jordan was thrilled with David’s achievements, saying “He’s been working really hard over the past two years, you deserve it”. After getting his award and gifts, David said he was “absolutely over the moon… I’ve worked hard and hard work pays off”.