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AutoRaise – keeping the flag flying for the industry’s skills issues

AutoRaise are starting 2021 as they plan to continue. Over the next few weeks, AutoRaise will launch their new website and publish the Charity's Impact Statement and Report, culminating in a clear focus with lots of activity on National Apprentice Week!

The need for our industry to have a sustainable talent pool for the future hasn’t gone away. The pandemic has left so many young people with futures that could look so bleak. Apprentices can have a fantastic career in the auto refinish industry; an industry where skill and hard work can deliver great rewards. After coming through 2020 and restructuring the charity financially and organisationally, AutoRaise is ready for 2021. AutoRaise has never been better placed to help you, our industry and young people work together to create a sustainable future!!Dave Sargeant, AutoRaise Chairman, is looking forward to some exciting initiatives from the charity. “Throughout the pandemic, the charity has always been respectful to the sector around shouting about apprentice recruitment, but the reality is, like in my own business, that we still have to look forward and plan for the future. The average age of a technician isn’t going to decrease and training young people remain the only solution. This is why we have remained busy behind the scenes, preparing for when the country’s confidence starts to build again, and we see the gradual lifting of restrictions. We hope the whole industry will follow our press releases and social media posts as we continue to highlight the importance of young people in the industry.”
In addition to this, AutoRaise will have a strong media presence in one of the most important weeks of their calendar – National Apprenticeship Week. This year, NAW is being help during week commencing 8th February and sees all sectors in British industry showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds.
Steve Thompson, the charities Vice Chairman explains: “Through the work we have carried over the last few years, we know there has been a positive impact to repairers, young people, insurers and work providers, training organisations and other industry stakeholders. In the long term, our role will be more and more vital as we continue to get the industry behind us and during this important week, we are proud to highlight the achievements and successes of apprentices that are working in the industry at the moment.”
AutoRaise have a clear plan and will be more active than ever across the industry. The trustees are committed to making a difference for the industry and young people in apprenticeships. AutoRaise are looking to extend their reach and engage with more and more businesses in the industry, irrespective of what role they play.
If your business relies on a sustainable repairer workforce to survive and thrive, why not get in contact to see how we can work together. Please contact Jen at who will put you in contact with one of the team.
Jen Evans
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