Mercedes-Benz Malaysia to nurture young talents

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September 18,2022,Kuala Lumpur- Mercedes-Benz Malaysia aims to nurture and invest in local young talents in the automotive industry as globally certified technician. With this in mind, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has signed a MOU with Montfort Boys Town, to provide technical skills and expertise training on current Mercedes-Benz models to the Trainers of Montfort Boys Town .

The two-year MOU kicks off with ‘Train the Trainer’ which will further strengthen its education pillar and commitment through the recruitment and incubation of secondary students for its globally renowned Advanced Modern Apprenticeship programme.

The Montfort Boys Town trainers who will then transfer the knowledge and skills to the students. This training curriculum aims to expose and prepare interested students to the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship programme that is available upon their secondary school completion.

From left-Edmin Naidoo,Sagree Sardien Kamaruzzaman b.Mohd Ali and Arulnandam Sinnasamy.

An annual pre-enrolment assessment will be conducted for the students of Montfort Boys Town where those who successfully pass will be able to apply for the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship programme. 

Present at the MOU were Sagree Sardien,President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia & Head of Region, South East Asia ll, Edmin Naidoo, President of Customer Services, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars South East Asia ll, Kamaruzzaman bin Mohd Ali, Deputy DG of Dept.of Skills Development(JPK) and Arulnandam Sinnasamy, Deputy Director of Montfort Boys Town.

Sagree Sardien

Sagree Sardien, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia & Head of Region, South East Asia II said, “Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is committed to the development of our future workforce and we want to cultivate, develop and attract talent at an early age. This collaboration will expose students to social and organizational competencies which will drive service excellence the Mercedes-Benz way. As part of our education pillar, we see a great opportunity to nurture and invest in these young talents who aspire to have a career in the automotive industry as globally certified technicians.”

Arulnandam Sinnasamy,Deputy Director of Monfort Boys Town

Brother Robin Devasagayam, Director of Montfort Boys Town added, “Montfort Boys Town is honoured and privileged to be part of this programme with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. We strongly believe that this new training curriculum will add depth and broaden the horizons of our students as they pave their future careers. We thank Mercedes-Benz for choosing to work with us and we will strive to ensure a fruitful collaboration for many years to come for our future generation.” 

Students who successfully enrol in the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship programme will receive a full scholarship and be a full-time trainee under Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. They will receive a monthly allowance of RM800 throughout the three-year programme and is guaranteed employment upon graduation with minimum salary in the first year. Graduates will also have more opportunities thereafter with Mercedes-Benz where they can progress into management positions within the customer services department after completion of their diagnostic level qualifications.

Muhammad Syakir Badri Bin MD Nizam, recipient of The Best Student Award, said, “My three years’ experience has been valuable and rewarding and I now look forward to a fulfilling career with Mercedes-Benz as a globally certified technician.”
Nur Feazah Binti Fuaad, recipient of The Best Student Award, said, “I am honoured to receive this achievement and I cannot wait to kick start my career with Mercedes-Benz and gain experience and exposure as a certified technician.”

Also held at the event was the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Programme Graduation for the class of 2021 and 2022 where a total of 99 trainees completed their training and are now globally certified technicians.

The Best Student Award was presented to two students who excelled in every aspect over the three-year course  which includes punctuality, work efficiency, proper use of tools, knowledge, safety consciousness, behaviour, interpersonal skills, work attitude and responsibility in their respective years.

The Advanced Modern Apprenticeship by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Training Academy programme is a three-year apprenticeship course that covers a wide range of globally approved syllabuses and training guidelines by Mercedes-Benz Global Training with Mercedes-Benz Competence elements. The programme incorporates International Qualifications up to Level 3 and is recognised by the Department of Skills Development under the Ministry of Human Resources.

Edmin Naidoo
Kamaruzzaman bin Mohd Ali

As part of the brand’s strategy and global direction to lead in electric, Mercedes-Benz has developed a new profile for Electric Vehicle Specialists, known as Expert in High Voltage (EHV) which will be introduced starting with the 2022 intake. This new syllabus will be added on the existing modules as part of the brand’s efforts to train and equip talents to be future-ready for the demands of mobility of tomorrow.Since 1984, more than 900 apprentices graduated from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s Training Academy and is working with the brand’s authorised dealer network in various positions across different specializations

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