The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched three new accident repair apprenticeships offering after being appointed as End-Point-Assessment-Organisation for three new Level 3 Apprenticeship Standards.
Glyn Hopkin has launched a recruitment drive after growth in the South East prompted the car retail group to open applications for “dozens of aftersales posts” – including apprenticeships and full-time technician posts.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched two new apprenticeship standards which have been designed to upskill those people working in car dealerships’ customer service, parts and sales roles.
A lack of understanding of the career opportunities offered by automotive apprenticeships and young people’s ability to learn on the job is leading to a lack of parental encouragement, the IMI has found.
The continued decline in the uptake of apprenticeships has prompted business chiefs to suggest that the Government’s target of creating three million new apprenticeships by 2020 “does not look possible”.
The Institute for the Motor Industry has called for a more pragmatic approach to apprenticeships after concluding that the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy remains “too complex, restrictive and inflexible”.