One of the most fundamental principles of our culture and values as a Company is that we strive to invest in our employees. Working as an apprentice you will receive an excellent starting salary with the potential to rise under the business' salary increase plan. This would work on an annual basis whilst you are on your apprenticeship.
Apprentice schemes have always been at the heart of business since its establishment. Karl began his career in the motor trade as an apprentice panel beater and has since dedicated much of his time to supporting young apprentices within the business, eventually going on to win a variety of awards for the business' apprentice training programmes.
This assured dedication to training and apprenticeships led to Karl being awarded an MBE, at Buckingham Palace, and the IMI Industry Achiever Award, both in 2007. Later in 2009, Karl was awarded the status of Chief Expert for Autobody Repair by World Skills, an international competition for apprentices from all fields of industry to showcase their skills against one another.
.......and the best part?
At the end of your two-year apprenticeship you get to decide which area you want to specialize in, whether this is MET, Panel or Paint – the choice is yours! Whatever you decide, you will receive an IMI accreditation qualification in your specialist area which is recognized within our industry all over the world.
Should you decide that you wish to develop your skills into a support role such as VDA, you will have the opportunity to discuss this further with your Manager or the HR team.