Boro Taxis is investing in the workforce of the future by taking on an additional new mechanic to help look after the firm’s 750-strong vehicle fleet.
The Middlesbrough company already employs 900 people and has now taken on a further full-time employee after he completed his apprenticeship with the company.
John Adam Drew joined Boro Taxis in the second year of his apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
His apprenticeship included one day each week at Thornaby-based training provider Actions Ltd along with on-the-job training at Boro Taxis.
At work, he was supervised by Boro Taxis director John Moon, who leads company training.
John Adam, 20, from Middlesbrough, has now passed his advanced-level apprenticeship with flying colours.
He continued with his training at Boro Cars, one of the largest taxi companies in the North East, and is now a qualified MOT nominated tester
John Adam said: “I wasn’t the best behaved pupil at school, but my apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to knuckle down and get stuck into something I really enjoy.
“I was thrilled to be able to continue my training at Boro Taxis and can now put my skills to good use helping to look after the taxi fleet.”
Boro Taxis founder Mohammed Bashir said: “The safety and comfort of our passengers is our number one priority, so it’s incredibly important to us to find the right people to maintain our vehicles.
“We’re very proud of John’s achievements in his training with us and delighted to have been able to take him on as a full-time employee following his success in his apprenticeship.
“It is all part of our continued investment in our fleet, our workforce and our customer service.”
Actions Ltd managing director Charles Bolton added: “John Adam is a very intelligent young man who found his niche, worked hard and deserves his success at Boro Taxis.”