Audatex is providing a absolutely free location each individual month on its AudaEntepriseGold (AEG) certification course to bodyshop apprentices.
The shift was created with the Nationwide Overall body Restore Affiliation (NBRA), and apprentice charity AutoRaise to tackle the techniques lack going through the market.
The two-working day instruction class, which commonly prices all around £600, will offer apprentices with schooling in motor vehicle damage evaluation.
Chosen apprentices can attend the AEG class physically at a easy British isles spot or on the net.
Neil Garrett, British isles gross sales director for Solera Audatex, claims: “We hope this offer you of cost-free education for selected apprentices will not only make the applicant improved skilled and far more fully commited to the sector but also help bodyshops send trainees on market programs in the absence of funding.
“These apprentices will get an a must have insight into a career in clever technologies as they return to their businesses with valuable expertise.”
The automotive technician capabilities lack became significantly critical throughout 2020 and 2021, with 67% bodyshops listing recruitment as their leading priority, in accordance to modern research by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Additionally, 40% of workshops and garages say they are way too beneath-resourced to afford to ship workers on schooling programs.
AutoRaise stated: “We welcome Audatex’s offer of cost-free schooling in its estimation application. It is an ground breaking addition to our perform to make sector apprenticeships additional beautiful, featuring a thing of worth to the two the prospect and their employer, and enriching the apprenticeship by itself.”
Chris Months, govt director, NBRA mentioned: “The up coming technology of automotive professionals has grown up in the age of intelligent technological know-how.
“Audatex’s instruction will expose the rising complexity and technologies at the rear of the daily vehicles we get for granted and ideally, this will fire their imaginations.”