Fix Auto the toast of Birmingham

Fix Auto Birmingham East became the toast of the city’s second college awards receiving two accolades for its commitment to developing young talent.

Moments after the bodyshop’s trainee paint technician, Adam Wilson was heralded as a ‘model apprentice’ when he was named the Automotive Apprentice of the Year by South and City College of Birmingham, the business was named as the College’s Small and Medium Enterprise Apprentice Employer of the Year.

Fix Auto Birmingham East operations director, Ben Healey said, ‘I was absolutely delighted for Adam. He was up against some strong competition from other apprentices from all over the city. It really was a wonderful win for him and thoroughly deserved. He’s a superb guy who has seized his opportunity since joining the team here. He’s a real credit to himself and to the business.’

Ben, who has employed four apprentices since turning to South and City College for talent 18 months ago, added, ‘While I was hopeful for Adam, I had absolutely no idea I was in the running for an award so you can image my surprise and delight at being named as the College’s Small and Medium Enterprise Apprentice Employer of the Year. It really is an honour, not just for me personally, but for Fix Auto Birmingham East as a company and the vehicle repair sector as a whole.’

Adam, who started his studies at a college in Coventry but transferred to South and City College of Birmingham to further advance his studies and skills, added, ‘I can’t quite believe it, I’ve never won anything before. I’m really shocked. To say I’m pleased is an understatement.’