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VW builds new group training HQ

Volkswagen Group has combined forces with automotive industry training provider EMTEC to create a purpose built apprentice facility in Ruddington, Nottingham.

The 30,000sq ft training centre will support a major new initiative to deliver Advance Apprenticeship Programmes for employees at the manufacturer’s UK Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, SEAT and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle divisions.

With six workshops and eight seminar rooms, all equipped with the most up-to-date technology and latest brand specific vehicles and resources, the centre will encompass training for service, parts, and body and paint technicians throughout the Volkswagen Group.

Situated adjacent to two of the company’s existing training facilities, the centre is due for completion in October.

Anita Douglas, operations director at EMTEC says: “The Volkswagen Group’s Advance Apprenticeship Programme is a fundamental contributor to the success of the group’s future growth strategy.

“The building of the Volkswagen Group’s facility reinforces our mutual commitment to the learning and development of young people within each group brand.”

EMTEC started working with Volkswagen in summer 2004. It has already attracted approximately 1,000 apprentices.

Richard Welch, group technical manager at Volkswagen says: “The new facility will be an important milestone in the Volkswagen Group’s Apprenticeship programmes. We are serious about developing the talents of young people.”

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