Kwik-Fit Investing £100,000 In Scottish Branch Upgrade, Recruitment
Kwik-Fit is has announced plans to invest over £100,000 in installing computer training stations to support staff in their learning and development programmes at branches across Scotland. The investment comes as the company begins a recruitment drive, looking to take on up to 100 new staff in Scotland. 40 of these are expected to be employed in Glasgow and this week Kwik-Fit will be holding an open day at the Fielden Street centre for those interested in learning more.
Paul Boulton, operations director at Kwik-Fit, who originally joined the company as a fitter, said: “The skills of our staff are the most important factor in our commitment to first class customer service. The new training centres are just one way in which we ensure our employees can fulfil their true potential within Kwik-Fit. Our staff have the opportunity to rise all the way to the top of the business, and the fact that the management team includes people who started as apprentices is testament to that fact.”
Last month Kwik-Fit was one of only two private sector companies shortlisted in the National Employer Service Awards. The company’s apprenticeship and work-based learning programmes across the UK have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and the firm has been awarded ‘Beacon’ status by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.
James McGugan, who joined Kwik-Fit in 2001 aged 16 and is now the manager of the Pollockshaws centre said: “I’ve been able to keep adding to my skills ever since I started at Kwik-Fit as an apprentice, both through on the job training and the courses the company runs. The technical investment is another example of the vast resources given to people to maximize their potential and progress up the career ladder as fast as they want. The computers also help us keep in front of new car technology too.”