Rowen’s a finalist after he flourishes at work
» ROWEN Small and has been named a World Skills UK finalist for 2019 after just completing his Level 3 body repair apprenticeship.
The now-qualified technician, 20 and from Cheltenham, is based at Apollo Motor Group in the town.
Apollo works with national training provider, Remit Group, to deliver its UK apprenticeship programme.
Rowen was put forward for World Skills UK 2019, by his Remit apprenticeship development coach. In June he joined 17 fellow apprentices selected for the World Skills qualifying rounds in Yorkshire.
With 18 young people in the body repair category, this round was designed to whittle the contestants down to six. Rowen will now join the successful contestants at the UK national finals at the NEC in Birmingham this November.
“World Skills UK was a really great experience, and having been nominated for it by my Remit development coach, I was really chuffed to be there,” said Rowen.
Rowen’s manager, Darran Morris, said: “Rowen was my first apprentice to go to World Skills and I’m really proud of him.“we’ve worked with Remit to support Rowen and build his confidence and he’s really flourished.”