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Garage equipment apprentices win first prize in apprenticeship challenge

Garage equipment apprentices win first prize in apprenticeship challenge

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Autoparts Garage Equipment apprentices Louis Kane and Darren McCaig have won the Glasgow Apprenticeship Challenge, fighting off stiff competition from companies across the city.

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MIRA outlines suite of automotive apprenticeships

MIRA outlines suite of automotive apprenticeships

22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

MIRA Technology Institute, a partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester has detailed a suite of apprenticeships that will underpin their ambition to help the UK develop the next generation of skilled engineers.

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RMI Bodyshops welcomes announcement on apprenticeship funding

27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

On 25 October, the government set out how apprenticeships will be funded as part of the drive to help millions get the skills they need for a successful career. The new reforms will guarantee support from employers and government, and ultimately boost our economic productivity. “The announcement from the Department for Education on apprenticeship funding is positive news for the smaller bodyshops (less than 50 employees) in the sector”, comments Jason Moseley, Director of RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle repairers.

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…but NFDA expresses concerns over timescale

27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

“We are pleased to see that the government has responded to some of the points that have been raised regarding the new apprenticeship levy, however, we are still concerned with the short timescale of implementation”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK.

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Scotlands Ash Garage adds to experienced team

Scotlands Ash Garage adds to experienced team

30th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Scotlands Ash Garage has appointed Jordan Montgomery as its new apprentice, with the independent garage laying out plans to invest in the business’ growth. The company said the appointment reflects its commitment to securing the future of the independent motor trade by supporting the next generation of technicians.

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MG Motor invests in internship programme

MG Motor invests in internship programme

30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

MG Motor UK, has accepted seven new students onto its Automotive Engineering Internship programme for 2016/17. Open to all undergraduates taking relevant degrees within the engineering field, the initiative demonstrates the carmaker’s ongoing commitment to developing young talent.

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NFDA: Associations still concerned about apprentice levy

12th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The government has announced that employers paying the apprentice levy, which will apply to businesses with payroll bills of over £3 million, are expected to register for the digital service by January 2017. Further details about funding, government support, additional support for 16- to 18-year-olds, English and maths payments and eligibility rules are not due to be published until October 2016.

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Bosch’s first automotive apprentices graduate         

Bosch’s first automotive apprentices graduate         

10th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The first eight apprentices have completed their training and been gaining experience at Bosch’s Service Training Centre (STC) while working at their local independent Bosch Car Service garage. Over the last three years the scheme has continued to enrol more and more apprentices each year and this September will mark the fourth year it has been operating, with Bosch currently recruiting for its largest intake yet.

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NFDA joins calls for delay in apprenticeship levy

25th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association has called on the government to delay the new apprenticeship levy. Due to start in April 2017, the levy will be applied to employers with a wage-bill of over £3 million who will contribute with a tax of 0.5 per cent of their wage-bill. “The NFDA supports recent calls by businesses to the government to delay the apprenticeship levy”, said Sue Robinson, director of the association.

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Bridgestone continues support for National Tyres’ apprenticeship scheme

Bridgestone continues support for National Tyres’ apprenticeship scheme

18th July 2016 | 0 Comments

In order to back “some of the most promising automotive apprentices” making their way into the fast fit industry, Bridgestone is lending its support to National Tyres for a fourth consecutive year by providing a number of ‘tyre toolbags’ designed to help apprentices with their career adventures.

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Only a few days left to comment on apprenticeship proposal

11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Companies in the tyre and auto-care sector have just one week to make their views known on a proposal which could determine the viability of the industry’s future workforce.

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Apprenticeship levy raises concerns, says NFDA

26th April 2016 | 0 Comments

In April 2017 a new apprenticeship levy will be introduced with the purpose of increasing the quality and number of apprenticeships across UK. Employers with a wage-bill of less than £3 million will not pay the levy, whereas those with a wage-bill of £3 million or more will have to contribute at a rate of 0.5 per cent of their pay bill. However, the first £3 million of the payroll will be excluded by a discount that will give some relief, in line with smaller businesses.

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Foxwood Diesel apprentice is runner-up in national competition

Foxwood Diesel apprentice is runner-up in national competition

1st April 2016 | 0 Comments

A Foxwood Diesel apprentice has beaten more than 13,000 hopefuls to be named one of the top engineering and construction apprentices in the country. Casey Allen (17), who is about to complete level 2 of her apprenticeship and start level 3 at Foxwood Diesel in Old Whittington, was put forward for the award by her apprentice training provider, NLT Training Services, based in Brimington.

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Pirelli apprentices talk about their experiences at Carlisle Skills Fair

Pirelli apprentices talk about their experiences at Carlisle Skills Fair

29th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has supported the 2016 Carlisle Skills Fair alongside other businesses from the local area. Held at the Sands Centre in the city, the event brought together local training providers, employers and career advisors. The aim was to showcase to young people and to those out of work in the area what types of roles are actually on offer and how to make that next step into forging a career. The event was hosted by local MP John Stevenson.

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Pirelli supports apprenticeship charter

Pirelli supports apprenticeship charter

9th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has announced its support for the Apprenticeship Charter from Unite and TUC. On Thursday 01 October, Pirelli representatives signed the Apprenticeship Charter at the firm’s Carlisle facility in front of members from Unite, TUC and Cogent as well as a selection of current Pirelli apprentices and managers within the engineering, maintenance and quality departments.

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