Lee explains how the support and development he received from his Managers and mentors has enabled him to transfer his skills to his new role.

"From an early age I had a passion for anything powered by an engine, so when nearing the end of my school years and thinking about my future career, looking to the motor trade was a natural progression for me."

"Dick Lovett was my first choice because of the reputation they hold and the high standard of vehicles I could be working on."

"I applied for an Apprenticeship in 2001 and was offered a place on a Porsche Body and Paint Apprentice scheme through Dick Lovett Spraymaster. With hard work and dedication from myself, teamed with strong support from my Managers and mentors, I was able to achieve IMI level 3 accreditation in Panel Beating and IMI level 2 accreditation in Mechanical, Electrical and Trim."

"All of this hard work and support resulted in me winning 2004 ‘Porsche Body and Paint Apprentice of the Year’, an achievement that I am still very proud of."

"From the start I have received so much support and training to progress in my career and this has given me the skill set and confidence to explore different sections of the motor trade."

"In my current position as a Porsche Service Advisor, I am learning a new side to the business that I really enjoy. Again, the team is great and fully support my development."

"I find it exciting and motivating to work for a company that can offer me so many great prospects for the future."


Lee Smith
Service Advisor 
Porsche Centre Swindon


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