Ashley Atkins first in England to complete Level 3 apprenticeship


Ashley Atkins, a Mobile Technician from our Grimsby Service Centre has become the first in England to complete the new Level 3 Automotive Glazing Technician apprenticeship, following a successful End Point Assessment by GQA Qualifications.

Ashley’s achievement comes ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (6-12 February) which sees us announce plans to recruit up to 42 apprentice technicians and contact centre agents this year alone. Our apprenticeships are delivered internally through our group’s ALEX programme.

Ashley said: “My dad used to do this job when I was younger and joining as an apprentice was the best way for me to learn the role. I enjoy the freedom of being mobile, you’re your own boss to a certain extent. To those thinking of becoming an apprentice, it’s definitely worth doing - take the leap and go for it, you'll regret it if you don’t!”

James MacBeth, Managing Director added: “We’re very proud of Ashley being the first person in England to complete this apprenticeship. As a company, we’ve always invested heavily in our apprenticeship programme. Our technician and contact centre roles are perfectly suited to apprenticeships as they require a combination of technical as well as soft skills.

“On a personal level, I’m a great supporter of apprenticeships, as I worked my way up from starting at Auto Windscreens as a trainee technician in 1992. My training provided an excellent stepping-stone for a successful career in the industry - something we can offer all our apprentices.”