Apollo and Remit drive apprenticeships
Apollo Motor Group and Remit Group are driving forward both apprenticeships and gender equality in the UK motor industry.
Apollo Motor Group was started in 1985 by Graham Eyles and it has since grown to become the third largest independent accident repair group in the UK. The company employs more than 350 staff across 15 sites.
Apollo works in partnership with Remit Group, which is one of the largest national training providers in the UK. The company began working with Remit Group in 2013. Apollo currently has 20 apprentices in training with Remit Group and is looking to recruit a further 15 this year, to fill positions across all sites.
Jordan Goggin, a 20-year-old female vehicle paint apprentice who works at Apollo Basingstoke, is currently in her first year of her level two apprenticeship programme supported by Remit Group, and is following a residential block release programme.
‘An apprenticeship learning about how to paint vehicles seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to reach my goals and the fact that I would be working and earning money at the same time has learning made it even more exciting,’ said Jordan.
Gary Bryant, Jordan’s mentor at work, said, ‘This is the first time in 40 years of my workshop career that I have worked with a female technician which is quite incredible to be honest.
‘Jordan is another fantastic addition to our team and it’s great to have a female painter on board. She is really excelling in her work and I can see her having a brilliant career ahead of her.’
Jordan has already attended her first two training blocks at Remit’s Automotive Academy in Derby and is enjoying the course she is doing.