• Our Stories

    • Emily’s Story
      Emily’s Story

      “While studying at school I spent a lot of time in the school garage and found my passion for all things mechanics. In 2017 I joined the van team at Sparshatt Truck & Van as their LCV apprentice and began my career working on a range of Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles.  I recently took part in an apprentice enrichment day at Thruxton racetrack, where I was given the opportunity to work alongside the British Truck Racing Association and carried out safety inspections in the paddock ahead of the weekend’s races. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had a great time.”

    • Ethan's Story
      Ethan's Story

      “I joined Sparshatt Truck & Van in June 2019 as a van apprentice. While at 6th Form part of my studies included an A-level in Engineering, this is where I found I had a strong interest in the more mechanical side of my course.  On one of my course trips we visited Sparshatt Truck & Van's workshop in Sittingbourne, shortly after this I contacted them to arrange a week’s work experience. I really enjoyed my first week, so I decided to extend my work experience for another week. I then submitted my apprenticeship application, as I had decided that Sparshatt Truck & Van was the place I wanted to work and learn."

    • Mary's Story
      Mary's Story

      “After finishing my Engineering Diploma, I decided to apply for a HGV Technician Apprenticeship. I am now a fully qualified technician and really enjoy the variety of my role - no two days are ever the same. I'm just about to go on a trip to visit the Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany and can't wait to see the factory line and drive a truck on the test track!"

    • Michael's Story
      Michael's Story

      “I started at Sparshatt Truck and Van as a week’s work experience which lead to an apprenticeship, that was over 14 years ago. I now work at our Dartford Depot as the Workshop Controller managing a large team of technicians. Since my apprenticeship I have gained so many skills and qualifications including becoming a manager, qualified Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic technician and gaining my Truck and Passenger Vehicle License. “

    • Steve's Story
      Steve's Story

      “I have over 7 years’ experience working within the automotive industry and extensive parts knowledge. After wanting a career change, I applied for a Parts Adviser role at Sparshatt Truck and Van. I spent a year as a parts adviser and then progressed to the parts supervisor role. I am now responsible for looking after our Sittingbourne Parts team. I enjoy my role and I am happy to be working in such a positive environment.”

    • Tracy's Story
      Tracy's Story

      “As Sparshatt Truck & Van’s longest serving Sales Executive, I have spent 20 years in various roles. I first started in a tele sales role but was soon given the opportunity to sell a new van.  After successfully selling that van I decided to continue my sales career. In 2003 I received a gold award for selling the highest number of new vans.”

    • Ricky Osborn
      Ricky Osborn

      “I have been working at Sparshatt Truck & Van as a Van technician since 2009, however have been in the industry since 1995. I really enjoy working with a good group of people, doing a job I enjoy.  After a break from boxing, I recently decided to undertake intensive training to get back into the ring for a charity fight. Sparshatt Truck & Van supported the charity event and bought tickets for the team to attend - I won and it was a great night.”


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