Fix Loughborough helps raise profile

Fix Auto Loughborough has hosted the latest ‘inspirational, informative and valuable’ AutoRaise Industry Showcase Event.

Fix Auto Loughborough welcomed 23 local students and their parents, 13 suppliers and two training providers to its Loughborough bodyshop on Thursday 12 October.

Supported by two local schools – De Lisle College and Woodbrook Vale – the team at Fix Auto Loughborough opened the doors to potential apprentices in the latest in a series of AutoRaise Industry Showcase Events, tailored to attract, educate and capture future technician talent.

The Fix Auto Loughborough team provided a ‘hands-on’ experience for guests with live demonstrations, technical information and competition prizes to encourage engagement. An MET demonstration by Fix Auto Loughborough technician, Richard Myers, proved popular along with an estimating demonstration by senior estimator, Dave Bush. A White Ferrari 458 supercar supplied by Enterprise Rent-A-Car also proved hugely popular.

‘What a great event – from both a parental and a professional point of view,’ said Helen Miller, careers and guidance coordinator at De Lisle College. ‘It was a pleasure to meet and talk to everyone involved and it was so positive to hear adults discuss their career, too.’

Paul Smith owner of Fix Auto Loughborough, said, ‘We were extremely impressed with the enthusiasm and calibre of candidates who came along to ensure our first AutoRaise apprentice event was a great success.

‘Who knows what the future will bring, but I am hopeful we will be able to recruit a candidate or two into our team and provide them with a great future with us and within our exciting industry.’