AutoRaise secures funding increase

AutoRaise has announced that it’s received notification that its challenge to the government on the funding band for the multi-skilled apprenticeship standard has been successful.  After a sustained period of lobbying by AutoRaise, the government has now reviewed its previous decision and agreed to increase the funding by 30%.

Indra Nauth, AutoRaise’s head of engagement for education and learners and who has worked in partnership with Chris Oliver and the AutoRaise Team for over five years to help bring this Standard to the market, ‘We are delighted to have received this notification. ‘The government’s decision has been a long time coming and it’s a massively positive result. We can now move forward and engage more fully with our sector’s training providers at an even greater pace and with absolute clarity about the funding for employers. This is especially good news for the numerous AutoRaise training providers and college partners working with repairers who are now able to commit to delivering even greater programmes for apprentices.’

Bob Linwood, AutoRaise CEO, added, ‘For months now, we have been holding back the tsunami of desire from the industry. The result is great news for everyone involved in our sector. I am equally pleased on another level too. Indra and the team, including a number of repairers and training providers who involved themselves in our challenge, have worked hard and dedicated much time to get us to this point, the first agreed Apprentice Standard in our sector. The industry should congratulate them on their commitment and diligence to support the industry. I am also proud that the AutoRaise charity has put their name on the government’s map and successfully lobbied for a successful turnaround.’