Tanya Pickering, 24, is a young woman who’s going places; she lives in Newcastle and works at Stoke Audi and she’s just been accredited both by the Institute of the Motor Industry, and Audi, as a certified Parts Advisor and she’s delighted.
Tanya explained, “I was looking for a real career, not just a job, and a friend suggested I look for a role at Swansway Motor Group. He said it was a family owned business and that if I worked hard I’d be encouraged and looked after; I went for the job, got it and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back”.
Tanya started work at Stoke Audi in October 2015, when she began her Parts Advisor apprenticeship and Martin Scott, Aftersales Manager at the dealership has been delighted with her progress, “It’s been a real pleasure to see Tanya grow into her role, she’s a hard worker, with a thirst for knowledge, always eager to help out and as such she’s become a really valuable member of the team”.
“Her desire to be the best she can be and passion for her role has already been recognised by Audi UK who presented her with an Audi Spirit Award after she impressed all the staff on an Audi run outward bound course. She’s a real star.”
Now Tanya is qualified she’s looking to the future, “I can see a long career ahead with Swansway and I have a few different career paths I could follow. I feel very fortunate to have the full support of both the Parts and Aftersales Managers, who will help me achieve whatever I choose”.
David Smyth, director of family owned Swansway Motor Group added, “This is what makes running this business so rewarding; seeing a young person like Tanya, blossom and to help them reach their potential; I’m extremely proud of Tanya’s achievement.”