Leather apprentice Jade carefully working at BMW

Jade is one of the Apprenticeship Programme’s many success stories. Having joined in 2011, she completed her apprenticeship in 2014 and is now a Leathershop Bespoke and Production Leader. The key to her success has been working across several departments within Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars. This also allowed her to develop networking opportunities within the company. She is grateful for the opportunity to hone her skills with the finest materials at the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood.

During her time at Rolls-Royce, Jade has had the opportunity to learn across the business. She has helped at events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and travelled to Dubai and Italy to provide support on regional events. Her proudest job to date was working on a Starlight Headliner for a customer which required hand punching 900 holes to create a unique pattern in the illuminated headline of the car. Jade is also one of the team that appeared on the BBC show ‘DIY SOS’, hand-crafting a heat-proof, personalised leather apron for local resident, Amanda Worne.

Jade,

Leathershop (Bespoke), Rolls-Royce, Goodwood.