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Ferrari apprentices go back to the old school

Published 16 March 2017

Ferrari is to offer its next-generation of apprentices more training on Maranello’s classic models. School-leavers aged 16 to 19 will be given more in-depth training on classic car technology to help ensure they’re well-equipped to help keep the marque’s rich heritage on the road.

Training will be given on ballast resistor ignition systems and magneto ignition systems both single and twin.  Students will also learn about dynamo charging systems, twin points distributor set ups, as well as setting up multiple carburettors and mechnical fuel injection. And, as you’d expect from a course on classic Ferraris, there will be plenty of hands-on learning with straight cut dog mesh gearboxes.

A Ferrari spokesman said, ‘Apprentices who are enrolling in the September 2017 intake can expect to complete these training modules in the third year of their apprenticeship.’

The Ferrari North Europe Apprentice programme is open to 16-19 year olds who are interested in working at an official Ferrari dealer as a service technician, service advisor, parts advisor, or bodyshop technician. If being a Ferrari apprentice is something that you’d like to learn more about, you can check see the latest vacancies and register your interest at: www.ferrariapprenticeship.co.uk.

Ferrari F40 Engine 1

Apprentices will have hands-on experience with Ferrari's legendary engines, like this one from an F40.

So far, Ferrari has invested more than £500,000 in its new apprenticeship scheme. Each UK dealer will take on one apprentice. A purpose-built classroom has also been created to train students. There is also also a dedicated, full-equipped workshop with two ramps and more than £20,000 worth of tools.

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