SAM Nevin – an apprentice at Colin Appleyard Ltd in Keighley – has graduated.

He attended a special ceremony at the Donington motor racing circuit, in Leicestershire.

Sam, who initially started with Appleyard’s on work experience from Keighley College, has successfully completed the Nissan Advanced Apprenticeship Programme.

During the three-year scheme, he received individual mentoring and his progress was monitored through continuous assessment.

He is now a qualified service technician.

Dave Evans, Colin Appleyard’s Nissan dealership general manager, said: “Sam has really shown what can be achieved through commitment.

“We are always on the lookout for bright youngsters, not just for Nissan but also for our Suzuki car and motorcycle dealerships.”