Getting dirty is not always bad

“If you are not willing to get your hands dirty, this job is not for you,” says a Tyre Fitment Apprentice from Hillcrest, KwaZulu- Natal.

Gregory Bunyard received training in tyre fitment and alignment from Supa Quick Hillcrest, a franchise of Bridgestone South Africa. He is among the 12 apprentices funded by the merSETA since 2018.

“I have always had a passion for working with my hands as well as understanding how the different car components operate. Also, there is not a day that goes by without me learning something new in this line of work,” he explains.

Bunyard says that in an era where unemployment is rife and getting a job without a qualification is difficult, he is grateful to have been afforded a head-start. He is among the millions of youths whose parents could not afford to further their studies. “I am excited that not only was I able to secure financial assistance, I am pursuing a career in a field that I thoroughly enjoy,” he says.

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