AutoRaise announces Future First partnership

AutoRaise has forged a new partnership with education charity Future First to offer state school and college students the support, advice and encouragement needed to enter the vehicle repair industry.

By recording videos, writing blogs, sharing advice and volunteering in workshops, employees from across the industry will use their skills, knowledge, and experiences to guide young people from schools all over the country.

Steve Thompson, AutoRaise Vice-Chair said: “For me it is quite simple, we need to break the barriers in the industry by getting in front of young people. This partnership with Future First will ensure we capture our future talent and hopefully inspire them to join this great industry when they leave school”.

Lorraine Langham, Future First CEO, added: “It’s so important that students from all backgrounds are supported and inspired to consider as many options as possible for the future. Being connected to organisations such as AutoRaise, and employees across their member businesses, often opens up a whole new world of opportunity for them.

“Many young people – particularly those from less privileged backgrounds – may never have considered a career in vehicle repair and may not appreciate the progression opportunities that exist in the sector. The chance to meet and learn from someone who has gone on to succeed in the sector could inspire them to follow a similar path.”