Becky Pearce

Meet Becky Pearce

Vehicle Technician Apprentice of the Year

Dick Lovett BMW Bristol

Becky joined BMW Bristol as an Apprentice Vehicle Technician in 2019 and has now been recognised for her outstanding achievements during her programme as the 2024 Vehicle Technician Apprentice of the Year by BMW Academy UK.

After being nominated by her Careers Programme Advisor at the Academy, Becky was also selected to join the BMW team at the British Touring Car Championship to be part of the pit crew for the races at Snetterton circuit.

What does the award mean to you?

It means everything to me. It signifies that all my hard work and effort has been recognized by multiple people who have played a role in my career. 

What are you looking forward to next in your career as a Technician?

Hopefully progressing up through dick Lovett and learning new things.

What was the best thing about an Apprenticeship with BMW?

I’d probably have to say the training academy we go to. The facilities are amazing and really help back up and validate the knowledge we learn at work and also helps us learn new things. Also the staff at the academy, from CPA’s, Trainers and receptionists everyone is very friendly and willing to help in any way they can. 

What is the best thing about working at Dick Lovett?

The company's strong commitment to employee development and career progression. They are always willing to assist in leaning and development of your career in any way they can.

I also enjoy that no day is the same and there’s always new challenges to face. The team I work with in are very supportive which creates a great working environment.

What would you say to someone thinking of applying for an Apprenticeship?

I’d definitely say "Go for it!" As scary as it may be, it is the best thing I’ve done for my career. You get comfortable by being uncomfortable.

Becky Blog

Jason Bond was the Workshop Manager in BMW Bristol when Becky joined and remembers her first day with the team;

"The very first day when we saw how Becky removed a set of wheels from an X5, we knew she was different in the best of ways! Her Mentor called me over as he was so impressed and we watch her remove the final wheel together both thinking the same thing – she’s going to be a star.

Becky has continued to shine brightly every day since.  She’s shone in the workshop and also at college and I am absolutely convinced that she’s got a great career with us going forward."

Ron Hardiman, who has been a mentor and manager to Becky over her time with Dick Lovett also shared his pride at the recognition Becky has recieved from the brand;

"Super proud of Becky, she has worked very hard thought her Apprenticeship, supporting myself and other Apprentices, never frighten to take on any challenge, and always with a smile!"