Q & A with New Host Employer Burson Automotive
Burson, in partnership with AFL Sportsready, recruited 10 trainees at the start of the year to learn the role of Automotive Parts Interpreter. Each trainee works in a store, as well as undertaking studies in a Certificate III in Automotive Parts Interpreting (API). Since the first intake in January, there have been 2 more intakes, adding 23 trainees in total, to the network.
Recently the team at Burson’s caught up with Wendy West (Store Manager) and her trainee Grant Herron, at the Kilmore store, to hear about the trainee experience.
What do you enjoy most about working for Burson?
I enjoy the atmosphere created at the branch here in Kilmore, they are amazing people to work with. Describe your experience so far… It has provided a world of experiences – both good and bad – but overall, it’s been amazing.
Biggest challenge so far?
The biggest challenge I have faced on the Trainee program so far is having no knowledge of the parts for customer’s and then being rushed by the customers to find the answer.
What advice would you give future trainees?
The advice I would give to others considering the Traineeship is learn everything you can and make the most of the opportunity.
What do you hope to achieve by the end of the program?
By the end of the program, I am hoping to continue to work alongside my manager and 2iC and gain as much knowledge and wisdom as they have to share with me
To find out more about becoming a host employer, please download our corporate brochure here.
DATE: 13th October 2022
AUTHOR: Marissa Pagliarello
IMAGE: Wendy & her trainee Grant