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Master class: Training on the job gets results

The Automotive Skills viewpoint

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

Employers need to attract high calibre apprentices who will gain skills and qualifications and contribute to the business’s success. Employers need to recognize not only the business benefits of recruiting an apprentice, but also that if they do so, they will be ensuring the future prosperity of the industry.

Like many other industries in the UK, the average age of employees is getting older. However, the concern for the motor industry is that there is not a sufficient number of young people entering the industry to replenish the required levels of employees.

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

  We are dedicated to improving the image and reputation of the motor industry, which will help attract high calibre apprentices for your business.

There is nothing charitable about an apprenticeship – you should get involved for the sake of your own business. Apprenticeships make good business sense and the business case for getting involved in apprenticeships is very strong. 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. Training is on the job, providing an opportunity to develop the people you need with the right skills that work best for your business.

To find out how you can benefit from apprenticeships visit:  www.apprenticeships.org.uk or: www.automotiveskills.org.uk

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