Auto-Trail’s Apprentices assist in the development of Tyco BMW’s new 2018 Comanche Motorhome

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In 2017 Auto-Trail introduced a new apprenticeship scheme into the company, to specifically train young talent with the highest level of skills tailored towards the motorhome manufacturing industry. Now only a few months in, Auto-Trail’s Apprentices assist in the development of Tyco BMW’s new 2018 Comanche Motorhome.


The Auto-Trail apprenticeship scheme is structured around The City and Guilds Nottingham EMTEC Caravan and Motorhome Programme. Both courses, Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, and Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Competence are designed to enhance the development of entry level apprentices to reach a high level of practical skills.


Auto-Trail’s apprenticeship scheme is delivered through a block release programme over a period of 3 years, of which trainees share their working time between Auto-Trail’s state-of-the-art production facility located in Grimsby, and Nottingham College where they complete the majority of their theory based work and assessments.


Now, only a few months into the scheme, Auto-Trail’s highly motivated and passionate trainees have already started to see the outcome of their hard work and dedication by assisting with the development of international motorcycle road racing team, TYCO BMW Motorrad’s new 2018 Comanche motorhome.


Apprentice Co-ordinator, Dave Croudson has worked at Auto-Trail for over 20 years and is passionate in motivating the younger generation to jump onto the fast-paced motorhome manufacturing career ladder.


Brandon Braithwaite, Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Competence Apprentice says:


“The most meaningful part of this job is seeing the finished project and knowing that you took part in that. Working at Auto-Trail is very enjoyable and you often don’t feel like you are at work because of the nice friendly environment and doing something I enjoy.”


From leaving School with fantastic functional skills of GCSE grades C and above in Maths, English and ICT, to heading straight into the working world of a motorhome manufacturing productional line, Auto-Trail is very proud to have gained such hardworking, motivated apprentices’ that will ensure the continued success of the Auto-Trail company.

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