Lookers has launched a nationwide recruitment drive for 180 new apprentices for 2021.
The initiative is seeking to recruit apprentices in technology, manufacturing and customer-facing roles, including service and parts advisors, service technicians and body repairers.
The programme offers young people the opportunity to work with manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover.
Duncan McPhee, chief retail operations officer, said: “Lookers is committed to apprenticeships as part of our continued investment to attract bright, young and ambitious talent into the business.
“The Lookers Apprenticeship Programme has enabled our company to develop many high-calibre, talented individuals, many of whom have gone on to receive industry and national recognition.
“This investment also demonstrates our confidence and ambition for the future despite the difficult challenges of this year.”
The company says it is particularly seeking female apprentices, to build on the launch of its Female Apprenticeship Network.
Matt Clay, group qualifications manager, who runs the programme, said: “It’s a testament to the success of our investment in new talent for both Lookers and our apprentices that we’ve been able to offer an increased number of roles this year.
“Not only do our apprenticeships enable us to help meet the future demands of our customers, we have also encouraged more young, talented women to join the business through this route.
“We are proud to have led the development of an industry-wide Female Apprenticeship Network to help inspire the next generation of female leaders in the automotive industry. Encouraging greater diversity in our next generation of talent is a priority for Lookers.”
Lookers was recognised as one of the top providers of apprenticeship opportunities with awards such as Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeships employer status and the winner of the regional Macro Apprentice Employer of the Year.
To apply, visit the Lookers Apprenticeship Programme recruitment website.