Louis Bell (l) and Louis Scales (r) both achieved the highest accolade.

We are delighted to announce that two of our Erwin Hymer Group colleagues, Louis Bell and Louis Scales, have completed their Apprenticeships with Distinction.

Both our Apprentices are called Louis, both attended the same school (St. Bede’s in Lanchester, County Durham) and both chose the same route into our Company: a Business Administration Apprenticeship via our local provider, Derwentside College. It seems somewhat fitting therefore that they have both achieved the accolade of Distinction.

Our partners at Derwentside College are equally proud of the pair. Joanne Allison, Training Consultant at the College, has worked with Louis Bell and Louis Scales throughout their Apprenticeship journey.

She told us: “Since starting their Business Administration L3 Standard, both Louis’ have shown fantastic motivation and enthusiasm for their qualification.

“They consistently ensured they completed their planned tasks within the set timescale and to the right standard – and always ensured they used the support available if they ever needed it.

“Both Louis’ gained an overall Distinction which is a fantastic achievement and were even recognised by City & Guilds for their fantastic achievements in a separate recognition award.”

Both Louis Bell and Louis Scales are now employed full time by Erwin Hymer Group UK in Consett, County Durham and forging their chosen career paths.

Louis Bell has particularly enjoyed working within the Commercial Team and is now a full-time Sales Administrator. He recently joined the team at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at NEC Birmingham and clearly thrives in a hi-energy retail environment as well as in a busy office.

Louis Scales is now progressing his training yet further and is working as our Trainee Quality Technician and will soon achieve his Level 4.

We value our Apprentices and aim to give them the opportunity to grow and learn... and hopefully stay with us for a long and rewarding career. Many of our colleagues began their career here as Apprentices, including some of the Managers and Directors here today.

Erwin Hymer Group UK is part of multi-national Thor Industries – the World’s largest leisure vehicle manufacturer. Our UK headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Consett, in the heart of County Durham – and is one of the largest employers in the area.

Erwin Hymer Group has a proven track record of recruiting, training and mentoring Apprentices in all of our business disciplines, working closely with Derwentside College to ensure our Apprentices’ every success.

Erwin Hymer Group is recruiting now for our 2022 cohort, starting their apprenticeship with us in September this year.

If you want to build your career on a solid foundation, an Apprenticeship with Erwin Hymer Group could be the perfect opportunity for you.