Newest apprenticeship cohort: Progression update


Lydia Heap | 08 February 2022
The Vella Group's Technical Trainer updates on the Group's latest apprentice intake and their progression in their roles.
Newest apprenticeship cohort: Progression update

The Vella Group welcomed over 20 new apprentices in autumn 2022, and they are now six months into their roles within the Group.

All new apprentices are undertaking the Multi-Skill Level 3 Accident Repair Technician Standard, meaning they learn all areas of vehicle repair including Mechanical, Electrical, and Trim, Vehicle Paint and Refinishing, and Panel Repair.

Each year the Group brings new budding technicians into their ranks to provide them with key skills and help them grow with the company over the next few years of their apprenticeships.

Allan Wareing, Technical Trainer, provided an update on the latest recruits, "Our newest group of apprentices are progressing very well in their roles and they are all keeping on track with their programmes. Each apprentices moves around the bodyshop to experience each repair discipline, and they are all starting to fully apply themselves in each area.

"It's great to see them suddenly gain confidence in themselves, which then transcends into them being confident in their jobs and changes what they produce.

"In my opinion, the only way to learn in our industry is to be there and do it. Our apprentices are getting on-the-job experience and learning. They are getting the experience of being in the workplace, experience from the people around them, wherever they look they can learn something.

"We have a very high retain right in our apprenticeship, they enjoy it and stay. We have some excellent technicians coming out of this programme."

If you're interested in an apprenticeship in the future, or know anyone who is, get in touch with The Vella Group's Recruitment team via the contact form to be notified when the next round of recruitment opens: www.thevellagroup.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships/apprentice-enquiry.

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