Ford & Slater to host Apprenticeship Open Evening

13-02-2018, Ford & Slater Leicester

Apprenticeships event 2017Ford & Slater will be holding a hands-on open evening at our headquarters in Leicester, showcasing apprenticeship opportunities in the commercial vehicle industry.

The event, aimed at people aged 14 years and over, will take place on March 15th 2018 at Ford & Slater Leicester on Hazel Drive. Starting at 6pm, the one-and-a-half-hour itinerary will give attendees the opportunity to tour the dealership, find out more about the company and DAF Trucks UK, and try some hands-on tasks on award winning trucks.

Ford & Slater Apprenticeships Co-ordinator, Lee Sursham, commented: “We want to give potential apprentices the chance to ‘trial’ our apprenticeships alongside current trainees. We are using this open evening to create an atmosphere in which students can see themselves working within the company and feel some of the comradery and support which our apprentices have.”

The event will showcase all apprenticeships currently available throughout the Ford & Slater group, including: HGV Technician, Parts Sales, Vehicle Body Repair and Vehicle Painting.

Sursham continued: “We have chosen to host this one of a kind event at our Leicestershire dealership due to it being one of our largest sites and our headquarters. But we welcome young people and their families from across the East Midlands and East Anglia, with an interest in beginning an apprenticeship at any of our ten locations.”

Prospective apprentices can book a place at our Apprenticeship Open Evening by emailing their name and school or college to All questions can be directed to Lee Sursham at or via our dedicated apprenticeship Instagram page @fordslaterapprentice.

Parents and guardians are welcome at this event and refreshments will be provided.

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