Remit Apprentice takes top spot in Motor Industry Awards

October 21, 2016

14753262_1410882292260123_2740039580479478513_o-1Remit Training apprentices joined the ‘best of the best’ in class as the motor retail sector gathered yesterday at the headquarters for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for the Outstanding Achievers Awards 2016.

With the winners and finalists selected from more than 100,000 learners across the IMI network of more than 660 centres, Kieron Daniel from Parks Motor Group beat stiff competition to take the Outstanding Student in the Non-Technical category.

With the aim of recognising those apprentices that have excelled in their courses, the winners represent future leaders and current role models, setting the benchmark for the rest of the industry. The event was attended by learners as young as 15, as well as parents and guardians14712732_1410882978926721_5817249579586246248_o, tutors and IMI Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO FIMI.

“The individuals recognised today, including Kieron, work in a dynamic and exciting sector, where advancing technologies put skills in high demand and where high customer expectations mean that having the best personnel is vital to the success of a business”, said Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI.

“Each finalist forms a vital part of the future of an industry which is a critical part of the UK economy. It was hugely encouraging to present these awards to a room of such inspirational individuals who all share the same passion and enthusiasm for an industry that is fast becoming the most exciting and innovative sector in which to work. And, importantly, the dedication shown by each of the trainers is also truly outstanding. Without their continuous support and their passion, it wouldn’t be possible for the UK to lead the way in automotive training and skills.”

Twenty-two-year-old Kieron a parts advisor for Parks Motor Group in Ayr, has achieved his SVQ in vehicle parts operations. In a close category, he beat fellow Remit Apprentice Daniel McBeth, from Euro Car Parts, who claimed second place.

Sue Pittock, Chief Executive Officer of Remit Training, said: “We’re very proud at Remit Training of our history working alongside the automotive industry. Over the years we have seen thousands of young people achieve an apprenticeship with our support. These young people don’t just complete a qualification, but become well-rounded individuals ready to enjoy a career in the motor trade.

“These awards recognise and celebrate achievement and professional success through continued learning and development. Both Kieron and Daniel represent excellent examples of a learner’s journey and the hard work and commitment that goes into achieving an apprenticeship.

“Both apprentices truly deserve their recognition and I want to sincerely congratulate these fantastic role models.”

Remit Training was named an Executive Sponsor for this year’s IMI event, supporting the occasion following a long-term affiliation with the IMI as a member and previous award winner.