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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2020 Apprenticeship Programme. Now in its 14th year, the scheme is open to candidates of all ages and backgrounds.

Since its launch in 2006, the principal focus of the Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship programme has been to provide practical training in the specialist craft skills required to build ‘the best car in the world’. Apprentices spend two to four years at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, working alongside the company’s world-class craftspeople in assembly, woodshop, surface finish, leathershop, parts quality and total vehicle quality management.

Many apprentices go on to take up full-time employ-ment with the company, often progressing to senior supervisory, technical and management roles. The programme also enables candidates to acquire trans-ferable skills, knowledge and qualifications that broaden their horizons and employment options, through formal vocational study at local further education colleges.

The programme was expanded in 2019 with the introduction of the Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeship. To complement practical training, candidates study to degree level, including BEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Chichester’s new Engineering & Digital Technology Park. The number of places on offer has doubled for 2020.

All applicants take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their individual strengths, aptitudes, personal qualities and potential.

Successful candidates will join the company in August 2020.

Candidates for all Apprentice positions should apply online at:

Applications close on 15 March 2020.


There’s never been a better time to upgrade your pick-up, thanks to Isuzu’s exclusive spring deal, which offers great discounts across its multi-award-winning Isuzu D-Max range.

The professional pick-up specialist is giving pick-up owners wishing to trade-in their old truck, up to a generous £2,000 towards the purchase price of a brand new Isuzu D-Max. Capable of towing up to three-and-a-half-tonnes and has the benefit of a five year / 125,000 mile warranty, plus 5 year UK and EU roadside assistance. The discount applies in exchange for ANY MAKE, ANY AGE and ANY MODEL of pick-up, whether yours is simply feeling a little unloved, has seen better days, or has started to become the butt of your mates’ jokes.

Isuzu UK Head of Marketing George Wallis added: “This amazing We Want your Pick-up campaign gives consumers the opportunity to get up to £2,000 towards the latest award-winning Isuzu D-Max models. We’re expecting huge demand hence why the offer is while stocks last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. The combination of the most awarded Pick-up with an award-winning offer means there truly has never been a better time to buy an Isuzu D-Max.”

The offer is available until 31 May 2020 and while stocks last. It applies to retail customers only purchasing Business, All-Purpose or Adventure models. For more information on the terms and conditions and how to take advantage of the deal see



Classic Car Auctions are to offer a very early Jaguar XK140 at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show held at the NEC on the 28th and 29th March.

Presented in lovely condition this XK140 is one of several cars from this marque being offered which include the classic E-type, Daimler’s version of the Mark 2 Jaguar and a sparkling XJ12 in arctic blue.

“Jaguars are always very popular, with E-types doing well at our December auction last year. Having an XK140 is a lovely addition and what’s more, it is an early car, Number 90 off the production line.” commented Gary Dunne.

The XK140 was the successor to the loved XK120 so had a lot to live up to. Improvements over its predecessor were more interior space, improved brakes and this 1955 model on offer still has those original drum brakes.

This particular car has been owned by a father and daughter for 23 years and has been well looked after. The bodywork appears to look fantastic and is well presented in indigo blue with a very smart dove grey interior.

A lovely fixed head coupe for an estimated £40,000 to £45,000. Viewing takes place on the 27th March between 10am and 5.30pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th from 12pm.

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