SHB Hire, a longstanding provider of Apprenticeship schemes across the UK has welcomed their latest batch of young Apprentices into the business.


20 new recruits recently embarked on the start of their careers within the vehicle hire industry at various SHB depots around the country. They will join an existing number of Apprentices already in place within the business, all in varying roles and at different stages of their courses.

SHB has invested a significant amount of money and time over the past decade to provide young workers the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications in a real operational environment. To further increase the level of care given to the Apprentices, SHB recently set up a confidential and dedicated hotline for the Trainee’s to relay any issues they are facing.


The latest influx of young recruits will be given the opportunities and training to be the future skilled workforce for the vehicle hire industry.


“By investing money and time into our apprenticeship scheme, SHB is offering a pathway to young men and women across the UK to obtain a successful and prosperous career in the vehicle hire and management industry”. – Explained Andy Viney (Group Service Manager) who oversees SHB’s Apprenticeship scheme.


“Our Apprentices are given the time and guidance by our qualified teams across our depots. Combining this with a real, fast paced and exciting environment we are able to provide the very best opportunities for success”.


Over the past 5 years SHB has seen over 30 young Apprentices successfully complete their courses to become qualified in their chosen field. This number is set to continually rise with more and more roles being created by the family owned and operated firm.

Lewis Richardson, a 1st year LCV Technician Apprentice based at SHB’s Romsey depot is aiming to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Barney Bungay who himself completed his Apprenticeship with SHB.


“My Apprenticeship has given me the confidence and direction to carve out a career in what has already proven to be a fast paced and exciting environment. Being mentored by a former Apprentice has been crucial to my early success in the role; Barney is able to understand my level of confidence and can relay to me what it takes to succeed”.  – Explained 18 year old Lewis.


Lewis and the current crop of Apprentices have now been joined by the latest 20 recruits across the country. 4 of the 20 have been enrolled onto the HGV Technician Bosch/Iveco course, a further 9 on the LCV Technician PROVQ scheme and 7 Bodyshop Technicians onto the Remit scheme. All of them will work towards a 3 year NVQ qualification which involves regular college attendance and coursework as well as practical assessments.

SHB still has a number of roles available across the country including other Apprentice positions. If you would like to hear more about a career with SHB, please visit





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