Motofix launches apprentice recruitment drive

The Motofix Group is gearing up to recruit a fresh wave of young people into its apprenticeship scheme.

The independent regional group is ‘growing its own talent’ by training young people in the skills that are needed for the future.

It is expanding the scheme to offer a further 12 places by the end of 2018 across seven sites in England, including Aldershot, Cirencester, Exeter, High Wycombe, Northampton, Oxford and Swindon to prepare the industry’s next generation in skills including business administration, vehicle damage assessment, parts, MET, paint and panel.

The growing independent regional group has already brought 17 apprentices on board in the last year – including four females.

Liam Kearney, CEO of Motofix, said, ‘We are committed to attracting young people to our industry to help us future proof our skills and resource requirements. We also want to diversify our workforce and are pleased to have four females on an apprenticeship training plan.’

To develop the scheme, Motofix has partnered with Thatcham’s Automotive Academy, to develop the technical apprenticeships as well as Babcock International in Milton Keynes for Volkswagen Group technical apprenticeships.

The apprenticeship scheme – comprising six to eight block releases per annum – takes three years for those specialising in paint-shop, body repair or MET, or a mixture of all three, while business administration takes one to two years.

The learners also get support from a mentor at each workshop as well as a work buddy. Motofix is recruiting through the partner colleges and online throughout the next few months.