Tag Archives: apprenticeships

Government must focus on ‘quality’ apprentices

With the UK skills shortage under intense scrutiny – businesses say ‘quality over quantity’ is key to future business success and productivity improvements.  Motor industry employers, including garages, dealerships and accident repair centres, are today calling on the Government to focus their efforts on the quality of training rather than the number of new apprenticeships available to help their businesses […]

Bodyshop Apprenticeship standards published

The Apprenticeship Standards for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry has been published online today as part of an ongoing scheme to develop apprenticeships in the UK. The standards state that typically an apprenticeship in the bodyshop industry will take 2 years to complete and individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants. ‘In order to optimise success, typical applicants will display […]

BMW welcomes new apprentices

BMW Group UK has welcomed its 2015 intake of apprentices at its UK MINI and BMW production sites in Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall near Birmingham. It is also celebrating the first success of its Girls Go Technical programme with four female apprentices joining the company’s apprenticeship scheme as a direct result of having participated in the work experience programme. […]

Record number of apprentices join Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors UK has seen a record number of apprenticeship requests from the dealer network for training at its headquarters in Cirencester. So far this autumn, 20 Mitsubishi dealerships from all over the UK have committed to training in Gloucestershire as part of their three-year Level Three Diploma in light vehicle repair, from the Institute of the Motor Industry. Glyn […]

17 new apprentices join Lotus

Lotus has recruited 17 new apprentices, with another eight to join by the end of the year, to work across all divisions of manufacturing – inclusive of trim, paint shop and vehicle assembly – as part of its largest apprenticeship scheme to date. The 17 new apprentices are supported by the training specialists Poultec Training Limited and bring the total […]

JLR launches lifelong learning academy

Jaguar Land Rover has launched its Academy, the first of its kind in the UK automotive sector. The new Academy will offer all Jaguar Land Rover workers the opportunity to take part in continuous development programmes to enhance their careers and provide the skills the company needs. With an annual learning and development outlay of £100 million, Jaguar Land Rover […]

Aston Martin announces apprenticeship opportunities

Aston Martin’s bold Second Century Plan for global growth and development is benefiting young job seekers, with news of more opportunities to join the business in sought-after apprenticeship roles. The luxury British sports car maker, which currently employs almost 40 young apprentices across a wide variety of functions at its modern factory and global headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire, is today […]

New apprenticeships for Auto-glazing sector

With the advancement of vehicle glass demanding ever more technical skills, the automotive glazing repair and replacement industry has received a shot in the arm from the Government with its approval for the development of a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship. Recognising that auto-glazing is a highly specialised area within the wider automotive arena, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has […]

IMI questions apprenticeship target

Chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry welcomes the ambitious target of the new Government – but questions whether it’s achievable Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), welcomes the ambitious goal of the new Government to see more apprenticeships created than ever before. But, with data from the Skills Funding Agency suggesting that […]

Coatings Training Institute gains recognition

The Coatings Training Institute (CTI), run by the BCF (British Coatings Federation), has become a Cogent Skills Assured Provider for Apprenticeships for over 60 Training Modules specific to the sector. The assured network is aimed at ensuring high quality training across the entire science sector, promoting the availability of employer-backed training solutions, supporting new entrants into the sector, particularly through […]