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Lincoln motor dealership takes on first degree-level apprentice

A business in Lincoln has welcomed its first ever degree-level apprentice.

Vertu Lincoln Honda has brought on board 34-year-old Francis Bob-Manuel who is training as an undergraduate service adviser while working towards a BA Business Leadership and Management degree.

Robert Forrester, chief executive officer of Vertu Motors plc, commented: “The degree-level apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to gain a respected degree, debt-free in a dynamic industry. The programme was hugely successful last year and we are thrilled to welcome our new intake.

“We are always keen to take on talented, enthusiastic people who fit with our values and our degree-level apprenticeship is not just something for school-leavers to consider. This year we have welcomed a strong mix of both men and women of different ages, from a variety of backgrounds. I am excited to see how their careers progress over the next couple of years.”


Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU) operates as an automotive retailer in the United Kingdom. The company sells new cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and used vehicles, as well as provides related aftersales services. It operates a chain of franchised motor dealerships under the Bristol Street Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

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