We opened up our doors… and our bonnets and boots too!

December 7, 2017

Last week we opened the doors to businesses from around the country for our very first open day at our brand new Automotive Academy in Derby.  

The morning was jumpstarted by a delicious selection of breakfast and coffee to get everyone in gear.

Breakfast was followed by a welcome presentation from National Accounts Director Fiona Hawkesley, who covered the essentials of our apprenticeship programs and told us little bit more of why such a huge investment was needed to bridge skills gaps in the automotive sector. This was followed by a tour of the academy led by our automotive specialists.

Guests walked through our three fully kitted out workshops, one for heavy vehicle training, another for light vehicle technicians, a vehicle paint booth – supported with vehicle body repair – as well as our excellent classrooms and learning spaces, and break out rooms.

We received very positive feedback from employers who are all very excited about what the future may hold.

Please keep an eye out for more dates in 2018 as we will be hosting lots more open days! We would like to give special thanks to the guests from Apollo Motor Group who made the trek all the way from Portsmouth.  We can’t wait to have your apprentice training with us in Derby!!