An Exciting Future

As you may be aware, there are more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads than ever before. In fact, there are 34 new plug-in vehicles due to launch in 2020. 23 of which are new battery electric vehicles (BEVs), 10 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and 1 fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV)....
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 5

Aptitude tests An aptitude test is designed to determine an individual’s suitability for a role and to give the employer an idea if they would be successful. You may be asked to do one of these tests online at an interview or job trial. Most common aptitude tests: Numerical...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 4

Part 4 Online applications There are different kinds of online applications that companies use on their website. Some require you to attach a CV and others may give questions for you to answer. Tip: If the online application asks questions on your career/education, you could copy...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 3

Part 3 Handing out your CV You will impress a Manager most if you call in with your CV and ask to speak to them. Visit the dealership or bodyshops that you have identified and call in with your CV. Ask if you could speak to the relevant Manager or someone who can help. If y...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 2

Part 2 You have identified the job role you want to do and the dealerships, bodyshops and garages in your area. Now you need to start looking for opportunities. Is the company recruiting? Contact the company and find out if they have the job role available that you are interested...
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5 Apprenticeship Myths

5 Apprenticeship Myths

There are many myths about apprenticeships, which push people towards going down the further education route. It is important to think and research about the fantastic career routes from an apprenticeship. Myth 1 – Apprenticeships are for people who don’t do well at school....
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After apprenticeship

What comes after the completion of my apprenticeship?

So, what comes after the completion of my apprenticeship? After the completion of an apprenticeship, you should have gained knowledge, skills and a nationally recognised qualification in your chosen career. This will help put your foot on the career ladder and progress into your...
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starting your apprenticeship soon

Starting your apprenticeship soon?

Finding out you have the job as an apprentice is an exciting time, however you need to be prepared before your starting date. Here are some tips and advice that will help. Tips and advice: ·        When starting your apprenticeship, you should prepare everything the day/night...
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What is the role of a training provider?

What is the role of a training provider?

Most employers use external training organisations to provide training to their apprentices, generally a separate organisation than the employer. The employer receives government funding through a contract with the Skills Funding Agency for their apprentices to be trained and...
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