Babcock: Gillian Anderson and Helen Bonham

Babcock apprentices Gillian Anderson and Helen Bonham are service technicians at Audi

Gillian grew up in Ayrshire, Scotland, and Helen in Stratford, England, so how did they meet and become best friends? Through their apprenticeship training to become Audi service technicians.

They met when they began their service technician apprenticeship training and have been there for each other ever since. Training has been fun and challenging for both of them: “Before I arrived, I had studied car mechanics, but when I started to work on Audi cars I had to start from scratch,” Gillian said.

“With the car computer systems, and the quality and status of the brand it can be quite complicated. But I love working here, as the brand is always one step ahead in technology, which means that we have to be a step ahead too, which makes you feel good!”

On the course they learn all they need to, and more. Helen said: “Every few weeks we come to the training centre, which is great as you’re surrounded by people in the same situation as you, at the same point in their training, although we all have different backgrounds. It’s hard work, but fun—and they really push you to do your best and achieve.”

Both performed so well when training to be service technicians, they were fast-tracked to diagnostic technician training.

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