Auto Windscreens celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

For National Apprenticeship Week Auto Windscreens has a jam packed week in store for its apprentices!

Today is officially the start of National Apprenticeship Week and Auto Windscreens has a jam packed week in store for its apprentices! The ALEX (Apprenticeship Learning Experience) programme, an apprenticeship initiative run by parent company Markerstudy Group of Companies, was introduced last year by Auto Windscreens and is tailored for young people who are keen to embark on a career in vehicle glass repair.

For National Apprenticeship Week, the Auto Windscreens apprentices will travel to Kent to join apprentices from around the Group for a ‘Institute Leader Management and Young Leaders Programme’! The three day course is set to take place at Salomons Estate in Southborough with the apprentices focusing on leadership with a mixture of theory based learning and fun challenges, culminating in an Apprentice style challenge with the group presenting their ideas to a panel!

As part of the week Auto Windscreens has also announced growth plans for the scheme, with the UK automotive glazing business aiming to introduce a further 40 apprentices who are expected to undertake employment in April and October.

Rupert Armitage, Auto Windscreens’ Managing Director, commented: “Our apprentices are proving invaluable to the business and we plan to continue the growth of our ALEX programme, supporting more young people with the transition from education into the workplace. The ‘win-win’ scheme means we are able to ¬¬¬provide solid career opportunities for them, while ensuring the next generation of glass repair technicians, locally and across the UK, are trained to the excellent standards we work to. Being part of the Markerstudy Group of Companies, we are The Sunday Times 4th ‘Best Big Company to Work For’ so have huge amounts of benefits to offer enthusiastic individuals wanting to join our team.”

Auto Windscreens social media channels (www.facebook.com/AutoWindscreens and www.twitter.com/AutoWindscreens ) will be sharing photos and updates on the apprentice’s week, so why not follow their journey and see if’s something you’d like to get involved with!

Ben Gibson Repair
Auto Windscreens apprentice Ben Gibson working on a windscreen repair.