Suzuki GB PLC is celebrating the success of 23 employees who have recently gained National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).

The company says their achievements fall within a broad spectrum of training and qualification opportunities that extend from Suzuki’s showrooms and service workshops to its administrative offices and warehouses.

The NVQ courses were available to all employees and are designed to help them gain qualifications and training directly relevant to their work. The areas covered include warehousing, business and administration and customer service.

The scheme is supported by the government through the Skills Funding Agency, and offers a variety of subjects and levels. The NVQ level taken is determined by the individual’s job and level of responsibility and in order to gain the qualification, they need to meet criteria based on their area of work.

Each NVQ level comprises a technical certificate, which is a test of the individual’s knowledge of their occupational area, key English and Maths skills and a work book that covers employment rights and responsibilities.

HR Manager at Suzuki GB in Milton Keynes, Pete Smith said: “The ability to offer these qualifications to our staff is a real motivator, and the commitment shown by all in achieving their NVQs has been very impressive.

Suzuki GB’s NVQ programme is provided by NVQ Business Solutions LLP.