Three motor body repair technicians are getting formal training and improving their technical skills under an apprenticeship scheme devised by Corby-based vehicle auction company, CD Auction Group.
Declan Geary and James Dunkley are spending one day a week attending the Peterborough Skills Academy where they are studying for their Level 2 apprenticeship in the IMIAL Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles.
A third CD Auction Group employee, Andy Mason is studying for his Level 3 apprenticeship at the same college as part of his career development programme.
When they are not in the class room at the Academy, all three spend the rest of the working week learning practical skills in the CD Auction Group motor body repair workshop on St James industrial estate, Corby.
Andy Brown, CD Auction Group managing director, said: “We firmly believe in having a skilled workforce to deliver the best possible service to our customers. So we are delighted to be able to support Declan, James and Andy in developing their technical skills and advancing their careers.
“There is a skills gap across the automotive and body repair sectors and this investment in our staff demonstrates our commitment to furthering our employees’ future. As the business expands we will be needing more fully skilled and motivated people to join our team.”