AW celebrates apprenticeship successes

AW Repair Group is celebrating its first cohort of apprentices completing their end point assessments through the IMI.

The group that signed up at AW’s first Apprentice Showcase Event in 2018 are now fully qualified Multi-Skilled Accident Repair Technicians, and have also undertaken EV awareness training and achieved Level 3 ADAS qualifications.

Steve Hoe, technical development and VM executive, said: “I am very proud of all the apprentices, they have all grown to become fantastic technicians. It has not been easy for them especially with the added obstacles along the way, the pandemic, and the ongoing issues with the EPA, making the apprenticeship programme longer than it would ordinarily be. However, they have used this time to grow their experience and knowledge.”

He continued: “The benefits of having in-depth training both at college and in the workplace in all areas of accident repair has paid dividends with all the apprentices having a great understanding and knowledge of the whole job from start to finish, regardless of what their future progression plan may be in this wonderful industry.”

A further 24 apprentices are now in the process of training at Thatcham and EMTEC College, while a new cohort is set to join the group in the coming months.