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Raytheon-managed General Motors apprenticeship programme professional named BBC Three 'Young Mechanic of the Year' 2009 finalist

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An apprentice technician working for the Parkside Barnstaple Vauxhall dealership has been named as a finalist on the BBC Three 'Young Mechanic of the Year' 2009 competition. Daniel Cudmore of the Raytheon-managed General Motors Apprenticeship Programme ranked third in the competition.

Steve Thompson, Raytheon Professional Services U.K. account director, said, "Daniel is a true ambassador for his trade. In 2008 he competed and was a finalist in the Vauxhall "Apprentice of the Year" competition Daniel is known amongst his peers for his high degree of technical ability and commitment."

"High level skills are critical to meet the needs of our economy and the enhancement of global competitiveness," said Chris Kearney, General Motors Retail Training Manager for the U.K. and Ireland. "Our Apprenticeship Programme is built on a solid foundation of partnership with Raytheon which plays a vital role in supporting those achievements." "Young Mechanic of the Year" is part of a new BBC Three series celebrating young trade talent across the country. The series also features chefs, butchers and hairdressers, has been dubbed 'Chop Idol', and celebrates the U.K.'s young unsung heroes.

A business unit of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Raytheon Professional Services is a global leader in training services and outsourcing. With 900 learning professionals serving clients in more than 100 countries and 39 languages, RPS improves clients' business performance by redesigning how they train their employees, customers and partners; implementing their new training design; and managing their training engagements.

Vauxhall is General Motors lead brand in the UK. With a 105 year history and strong customer loyalty, Vauxhall is established as a leading brand in the UK market and has several products in the UK top ten every month.