IMI announces 1000 enrolled apprentice

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has announced its 1000 apprentice who has enrolled onto a new Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprentice, Cye Reedman, is currently training on the Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Standard, through the IMI and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, who run the Iveco apprentice programme.

After leaving school and joining Guest Truck & Van Peterborough, Cye Reedman found an apprenticeship programme that gave him an opportunity to begin his automotive career in heavy vehicles. With the support from his employer, Cye has used his passion and enthusiasm to become one of the first apprentices to study towards a level 3 apprenticeship certificate in repair and maintenance of heavy vehicles.

Cye Reedman said, ‘I’m now getting much more involved using more workshop tooling, air tools and drills. I’m also using E.A.S.Y connecting to vehicles diagnostic systems that enable me to read fault codes, resetting service lights – plus observing my mentor who carries out fault finding and programming activities. This is supporting ‘off the job training’ for gateway 1 in my E-logbook.’

All new Apprenticeship Standards conclude with an independent End Point Assessment (EPA), carried out by an approved End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Cye will undertake his EPA with the IMI, who are currently an EPAO for three Apprenticeship Technician Standards (Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle and Bus and Coach).