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Volvo Cars Apprenticeships are designed to inspire young people to further their careers through the Volvo Dealer, and Volvo approved Body & Paint Centre Network. It’s a chance to gain experience, improve knowledge and to become fully qualified in their role with us, gaining VCQ and VRQ Qualifications at level 2 & 3. Volvo's Body & Paint Technician Programme is a practical scheme helping people to learn new...
Applications are now open for the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2017 Unique recruitment program offering seven young engineers a 12-month placement with INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team  Rolle, Switzerland - Applications open today for the 2017 edition of the INFINITI Engineering Academy - INFINITI’s global search for the best and brightest engineering talent.  Now in its fourth successive...
Nationwide are continuing their commitment to bringing through the next generation of skilled people into our industry. Nationwide today announced plans to increase the number of Apprentices on Nationwide Apprentice Programme in 2017. All throughout National Apprenticeship Week 2017 Nationwide have been celebrating all things Apprenticeships, showcasing what the programme has to offer, sharing the successes of some current apprentices and...
Jaguar Land Rover and Getty Images partner on International Women’s Day to create perception changing imagery of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers Getty Images research shows appetite for more diverse visual representation of engineers with keyword searches on women in STEM rising steeply Jaguar Land Rover is passionate about attracting more women into STEM careers Jaguar Land Rover calls for...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2017 Apprenticeship Programme. Since the programme was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2017 offering a record 20 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme provides 16-24 year olds with the...
The biggest challenge facing a future of driverless cars may not be the most obvious one. 49% of today’s motorists show lack of interest in driverless cars 44% of 17-44 year olds predict that driverless tech will not be available in their lifetime 81% of current car owners commit to always owning cars in their lifetime ‘Independence’ (81%) and ‘enjoyment’ (33%) identified as key ownership...
Honda of the UK Manufacturing gears up to extend its apprenticeship programme for 2017 after receiving a record number of applications. Off the back of the success of becoming Honda's global production hub for the new Civic, the Swindon-based factory is midway through recruiting September's intake of new apprentices. This year, Honda received the highest volume of apprenticeship applications since the introduction of the programme in 1999....
Every parent knows teenagers change their minds every week about what they want to be when they transition from school into the world of work. One week they want to be a doctor, the next week a movie star, the week after a racing driver, and the next a lawyer. Trying to encourage a teenager’s interest in a particular industry or career is a challenge every parent faces throughout their school-age years. iwantobea.com is a new...
In this digital world of apps and smartphones, where you can pay for a coffee with your phone, and unlock that phone with a fingerprint scan, most school-leavers have no understanding of what a ballast resistor ignition system, a down-draught 6-carb Webber, or a straight-cut dog-mesh gearbox is, or how they work. In fact, very few school-leavers have any experience of what gearboxes were like to use before flappy paddles became so fashionable...
Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair and servicing company, is marking the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 on 6 March with the announcement of 200 new apprentice roles.  These jobs are being offered throughout its UK network, providing local opportunities for many school leavers. Most of the two year apprenticeships are available to 16-18 year olds, offering a vital first step on an automotive career...
While British car manufacturing hit a 16-year high in the first half of last year, the challenge of a national shortage of skills within the automotive industry is still an issue, which is most acutely felt within the Midlands. As a direct result City College Coventry are holding a Motor Trade Open Evening in March, in partnership with Autotech Apprentice, to showcase the new apprentice and training facilities on offer to garages and...
The UK automotive industry is on the search for the sector’s future leaders as the Great British Women in the Car Industry awards returns for a second year. As part of ongoing efforts to encourage more young people to join one of the UK’s most exciting and vital sectors, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has once again partnered with motoring brand Autocar to identify its top 100 rising female stars. The...