TruckEast celebrates the achievements of their TE Fleet Depot Supervisor who successfully completed his apprentice loyalty scheme, earning himself a large lump sum bonus.

Ben Daniels began working at TruckEast as an apprentice Scania technician in 2013. After graduating with two-industry recognised qualifications in 2016, he continued to develop his skills as an HGV technician, including achieving his class 1 licence and training as a breakdown technician. In 2021, after spending time within the workshop office, Ben stepped into the role he has today, Depot Supervisor at TE Fleet Corby.

TruckEast’s current loyalty scheme was introduced with the aspiration to attract the best young talent into the business. And most importantly, retain them. It rewards hard work and loyalty and begins the first month an apprentice technician joins the business. Each month, a payment is made into a savings account over ten years; at the end of which they receive a pay-out.

Marking the first payment under the new scheme, Ben celebrated amongst his team with a presentation from the Directors, lunch and a Scania-themed cake.

Group Aftersales Director, Martyn Clipston comments; “We’re delighted with the progress Ben has made within TruckEast, developing into his current role as Depot Supervisor at TE Fleet Corby.  Our apprenticeship programme has had some real success stories over the years and Ben’s is a great example. With this years’ intake we will have 40 apprentices currently across the business; an investment that continues our long-term strategy to grow our own technicians, but also, drive the ability to promote from within. We focus on continual training and development for all our staff, and I am very proud of how far Ben has come in the first 10 years of what I hope is a long career with TruckEast.”

“I can’t recommend TruckEast’s Scania Apprenticeship scheme enough. It is the best out there – you’re working for a main dealer business with family values. As well as the qualifications, I’ve learnt some great life skills, have a fantastic team around me and the loyalty scheme, well that’s the icing on the cake. It makes all the hard work even more rewarding,” adds Ben.

Ben plans to spend his well-deserved bonus on home improvements and a holiday.