Knowledge is power at Fix Auto

Fix Auto UK is rolling out an online learning platform to every single team member within its 83 franchise sites.

The system will provide its bodyshops with free access to more than 120 web-based video courses covering management and leadership, HR, customer service, sales, communication, project management, policy and compliance, along with finance and IT skills.

It’s hoped with will upskill the entire Fix Auto community, with 2,500 licences secured to encompass everyone from the shop floor to the boardroom.

The modules can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are designed to provide up-to-the-minute education and guidance, with the learner’s understanding tested by a series of short post-course tests.  The user can then download a certificate to use as evidence of Continuing Professional Development.

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK, said, ‘Training is one of the key differentiators in the Fix Auto proposition. The Fix Auto Online Learning platform provides significant strength to our offering, and will dovetail perfectly with our Performance in Estimating and Institute of Leadership and Management programmes as we seek to Achieve Peak Performance.

‘By using the platform we are able to help and develop our entire network on areas of critical importance such as data protection and compliance, with minimal disruption to the teams’ existing workloads.  Furthermore by making such a wide range of content available to all users, we are allowing people the option of studying further areas that may interest them on any type of device, 24/7.’

He added, ‘I have found the modules that I have taken so far both enlightening, and extremely informative. The video-rich tutorials provide a very modern way of learning without leaving my desk and, crucially, I am able to complete them with very minimal downtime.’

The platform is powered by bespoke virtual learning experts, Peritus. Steve Walker, managing director of Peritus Learning, said, ‘We specialise in providing tailored people development solutions and are incredibly excited to have Fix Auto as a customer. The online learning content is built on sound learning and development practice and can be accessed across numerous devices, therefore Fix Auto employees can enjoy an on demand learning experience through a structured learning path set by the business.’