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Just three more places left on Remit’s first Trailblazer apprenticeship programme

Just three more places left on Remit’s first Trailblazer apprenticeship programme

30 September 2016

Last month Remit Training enrolled its first young person onto a three year apprenticeship programme, designed and developed by a ‘Trailblazer’ group of industry professionals.

The national automotive training provider has already signed up nine independent garages to this pilot scheme and is now looking for RMI members to fill three more spaces on the programme.

As the first Autumn training block approaches in early November, Remit is looking to fill the final three places, while the financial package for garage owners is at the best rate.

The Vehicle Service and Maintenance (Light Vehicle) Technician Apprenticeship Standard has been developed by the Trailblazer group, based on a range of technical and behavioral standards, those in the industry expect.

Remit’s Automotive Development Director, Mick Pilling, said: “We’re really pleased to have developed a training programme that truly meets the needs of employers in our industry. We pride ourselves on the experience and heritage we have of working in the automotive industry and are keen to be at the forefront in supporting the standards that will impact on our learners and their employers over the coming years.

“By filling the remaining three places we will give another three garage owners the chance to take on an apprentice through the project. We want learners taking on this new Apprenticeship standard to develop a relevant and sustainable skill set, which can help them build their future in the automotive industry.”

Remit has developed a programme to meet the requirements of the new standard. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of 15 residential training blocks, online learning through Remit’s virtual learning environment and in-company support visits from one of Remit’s Apprentice Development Coaches. The apprentice and their employer mentor will also use an e-logbook to track practical competence in the workplace.

Like all the new apprenticeship standards being developed across the country, the assessment of competence, leading to final certification, will be carried out through independent end assessments, which include practical tests and examinations.

If you would like to get involved with the programme, or are considering recruiting an apprentice and would like advice, please contact Remit direct through Mick Pilling at mick.pilling@remit.co.uk or 07800 733 081.