The Autocentres apprentice program has been running for over 20 years, with more and more apprentices being taken on each year. There are currently around 200 apprentices in the business and 100 new places have been made available for the year ahead, which will be a record intake. The aim is to have at least one apprentice in every centre by 2018.
The program is spread over three years and consists of blocks of 2-week residential courses. By the end of the programme the apprentices receive a total of 22 weeks of learning and qualify to NVQ level 3.
There is a graduation ceremony every year; the most recent of which saw 36 apprentices graduate. We are extremely proud that the 2014 Apprentice of the Year has progressed to the World Skills Final and is in a team competing to represent the UK at the finals in Brazil later this year.