On Wednesday 27th June 2018, the "infamous" REAL Rally will be heading off from Worcester for a three-day tour of the beautiful North Wales countryside, taking an overnight stop at four-star hotels in Portmeirion, the unique Italian-themed village where cult sixties series The Prisoner was filmed, and a second night in the historical town of Chester.
An initiative of the Essex-based children's charity, REAL - the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund, in partnership with AutoRaise, all monies raised by the industry will support activities to directly address the skills shortage.
"While the cars (and many of the entrants!) will likely have seen better days, we expect spirits to be high as drivers test their trusty steeds over the Rally route," said Founder of REAL and AutoRaise CEO, Bob Linwood. "This is not a race, just a fun event giving lots of satisfaction - testing the teams' buying and preparation skills, enjoying a thoroughly Welsh road trip and helping support our fantastic charitable causes."
To register, please visit http://www.therealrally.co.uk/the-rules.html. Here, you'll find the entry requirements in full and much more information.
AutoRaise are introducing a totally new concept to capture future talent to our industry. Through the process of engaging with local schools (and especially for those pupils who attend an Industry Showcase Event) there will be 13, 14 and 15 year olds who feel they want to become part of our industry after seeing the vehicle repair process with their own eyes.
Cadets enrol with an AutoRaise Affiliated Repairer and commit to a programme of mentoring, industry-specific education, work experience and written assignments. They are continually encouraged to pursue the path to an Apprenticeship so that, when they are ready to leave full time education, they will start their course already motivated, knowledgeable and with an understanding of the workplace and their employer.
During the months and years between enrolment and starting their multi-skilled apprenticeship, they will take part in a programme of mentoring, industry-specific education, work experience and written assignments.
The vision is that when they are ready to leave full time education, they will start their apprenticeship already motivated, knowledgeable, with an understanding of the workplace, their employer and the expectations that come with an apprenticeship. During this period, the employer will engage with parents to ensure the Cadet is continually being encouraged to pursue the path to an apprenticeship.
Gemini ARC and EMTEC at the ABP Convention and Skills Show
AutoRaise was invited to 'gatecrash' the Gemini ARC stand at the ABP Club Convention in Birmingham. Together with EMTEC, Gemini hosted a 'Meet an Apprentice' open forum. The next day, the group of Gemini and EMTEC apprentices attended the Skills Show at the NEC.
December InfoFix - Fix Auto UK
Look out for a brilliant article all about apprenticeships and skills in the December issue of InfoFix from our Platinum Partners, Fix Auto UK.
AutoRaise digital updates
AutoRaise website updates - we're currently working hard to update content on both our industry facing website and the handy careers advice portal for young people to better reflect our approach to helping the industry, training partners and colleges, and young people, parents and schools. Watch this space...