Working with The Vella Group to ensure that apprentices are given the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to develop and excel.

The Vella Group has always committed to ensuring the industry competes for staff from other sectors, raising the profile of repairers as progressive, competent and polished.

The Group has employed 40 apprentices for the Level 3 Accident Repair Technician Standard over the last four years since the qualification began.

The Vella Group worked with AutoRaise to find a quality training partner that provided:

  • training facilities
  • good locations
  • programmes meeting The Vella Group's needs
  • professionalism
  • pastoral care for apprentices on block release.

The Group chose Blackpool and the Fylde College. The Vella Group Managing Director Marc Holding says: "AutoRaise helped us run Industry Showcase Events at our Preston, Workington and Chester sites. Otherwise we'd have needed a lengthy, costly recruitment campaign to fill 14 vacancies."

AutoRaise provided advice around recruitment and retaining apprentices. Helen Driscoll, HR Director at The Vella Group, says: "We invest heavily in our apprentices - they are the future of our industry and the business. We offer excellent earning potential above national minimum wage, and annual apprentice salary increases.

"Each apprentice is assigned a mentor to provide confidential guidance and support, and a trainer and line manager.

"One-to-one meetings occur with line managers and HR to ensure necessary support for the apprentice and mentor, guided by AutoRaise insight."

Karl Vella MBE and Apprenticeships

Why Vella?

Being the best at what we do, as individuals and as a company, we empower our staff to drive the business

Our Success

We have form in Apprenticeship, our success is a true testament to the belief that apprentices are our future

Our Partner

AutoRaise is at the heart of our drive to show the importance of Apprentices within our industry

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