Seventeen year old Paddy O’Flaherty, from Ashton near Preston, has joined Porsche Centre Preston as the Centre’s first Apprentice Technician.
In addition to on the job training alongside Porsche trained-Technicians, Paddy will visit the Porsche vocational training centre in Shrewsbury for two weeks in every six. The course will take three years to complete in total; culminating in an ‘Automotive Retail Standard - Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician’ qualification.
Paddy said: “This is a great opportunity for me. Like everyone else in Preston, I watched the Centre being built last year. It was exciting to see it take shape. Back then, I had no idea that this might be where I’d start work.
“I hope that one day my course will help me achieve a full-time role as a technician. I’ve already learned a lot. And every day I’m working with some of the most exciting cars on the planet.”
Away from work, Paddy is learning to drive; he’s a big Top Gear fan and plays football for Cadley FC.
*Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 01 September 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). You can find more information on WLTP at
. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
**Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here.