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Master Class: Training for the industry

Bringing new talent into the business is just as important for the future of the motor industry as putting new cars into the showroom.

The average age of employees in the motor industry is increasing and the number of high calibre recruits coming into the industry does not match the number of people leaving, thereby pushing the industry into a potential productivity deficit in the future.

Apprenticeships make good business sense. With 9,500 of the industry’s 15,500 vacancies being mainly in service and repair sector, the motor industry must recognize the need to attract high calibre apprentices who will gain skills and qualifications and contribute to the industry’s future success.

By investing in an apprentice you can help increase the standard of our industry’s workforce and effectively grow your own employees that will meet your business needs – keeping a healthy bottom line.

Automotive Skills looks forward to taking an active part in further developing the family of Apprenticeship Programmes and in promoting the benefits of working in a challenging and exciting industry. 

There is nothing charitable about an apprenticeship - you should get involved for the sake of your own business. By offering one or more young people an apprenticeship you are making sure that you have the employees you need for the future success of your business.

Unlike many training courses, apprenticeships ensure that young people have the practical skills to do the job.

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