AkzoNobel inspires Apollo Motor apprentices

AkzoNobel has helped inspire the vehicle repair industry ‘talent pipeline’ in the south of England at the Apollo Motor Group academy open day.

The open day, attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, gave school students an insight into a fully operational bodyshop and the wide array of career options available in the vehicle repair industry.

Apollo Motor Group has grown to become the third largest accident repair group in the UK with the acquisition of four sites in 2017. Its academy offers career opportunities for young, aspiring students to gain valuable work experience – while honing essential skills designed to prepare them to take up an Apollo Motor Group apprenticeship once they have left school.

Bradley Eyles, group commercial analyst at Apollo Motor Group, commented, ‘Events like today help put foundations in place to build a local talent pipeline for youngsters entering the vehicle repair industry.’

Representatives from AkzoNobel were on hand to answer questions, give career advice and put on live product demonstrations throughout the day using the latest cutting-edge AkzoNobel technology.

School students interested in joining Apollo Motor Group’s academy following its open day will be invited to take part in a summer taster week followed by a two-week internship. If they successfully pass through the academy, they will be rewarded with a full time apprenticeship to take up once they have finished school.