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Added: 31 August 2017

A 19-year-old who works at Barnstaple’s Mitsubishi dealership has been named by Mitsubishi Motors in the UK as the winner of a new ‘Most improved Apprentice of the Year’ award.

Ryan Daldry, who works at Devonshire Motors in Braunton Road, is the first Mitsubishi Motors apprentice to win the award that has been specially introduced to recognise the achievements of second-year students who are participating in the three-year course. He scooped the award after impressing the manufacturer’s tutors with both his learning and personal development.

Mitsubishi Motors established the award following the rapid growth of its apprenticeship programme. All those enrolled on the coursework towards a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles from the Institute of the Motor Industry, the professional association for the people working in the motor trade.

Ryan, who lives in Fremington, undergoes block release technical training at Mitsubishi Motors’ Gloucestershire HQ and intensive, ‘hands-on’ tuition at Devonshire Motors.

The keen mountain biker and car enthusiast joined the dealership shortly after college and is now considered to be an invaluable part of the team. He has one more year of his apprenticeship to complete before he achieves official Mitsubishi technician status.

Phil Wells, After Sales Manager, said: “Ryan has come on massively since starting his apprenticeship and this award from the manufacturer officially recognises his commitment and ability.

“His grades have shown consistent improvement, but what is even more impressive is how his confidence has grown – his rate of learning and technical ability is really impressive as is his attitude.”

Phil continued: “When we were going through the process of selecting an apprentice Ryan really stood out, we’re extremely proud of him and delighted to have him as part of our technical team. He has a great future ahead of him and we are looking forward to supporting him all the way.”

Ryan added: “I was really surprised to win the award –I was expecting someone else to get it! It’s a great atmosphere at Devonshire Motors and the whole apprenticeship structure has really helped me, I’m amazed at how much knowledge I’ve gained and I’m learning something new everyday.”

Customers who wish to experience the Mitsubishi range canvisit Devonshire Motors Mitsubishi at Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1LQ.


Devonshire Motors' award-winning Mitsubishi apprentice Ryan Daldry, left, and Phil Wells, After Sales Manager.

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