The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Charitable Trust Fund has re-launched the SMMT Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard the jobs of apprentices currently working within the automotive industry.
The scheme comes following the conclusion of the government-funded furlough scheme.
The SMMT Apprentice Support Programme earmarks £100,000 to cover all or part of the salaries of apprentices currently employed by small and medium-sized businesses within the UK automotive industry, but whose positions are at risk of redundancy due to Covid-19 related business pressures.
There are currently some 59,000 young people employed in apprenticeship positions across the sector,1 and they play a vital role in the future growth of businesses throughout the entire automotive supply chain.
Investing in skill retention helps secure a pipeline of top talent for the future, ensuring a line of succession and a return on investment for businesses that have already hired apprentices before the pandemic hit. For an industry built on decades of innovation, developing a future generation of experts is crucial for the long-term growth and success of the sector.
Ferrari North Europe Apprentices graduated from the luxury brand’s latest training scheme last month.
The Ferrari North Europe Apprentice programme is ideal for those who have achieved at least 5 GCSEs and are interested in working at an Official Ferrari Dealer in one of the following Apprenticeship roles: Light Vehicle Technician, Service Advisor, and Parts Advisor.
Each of these roles includes full-time employment at an official Ferrari dealership, with on-the-job training carried out under the watchful eye of Ferrari Master Technicians. Ferrari North Europe also provides additional classroom, theory and practical training at the company’s recently redesigned Technical Training Centre in Berkshire.
Subject to satisfactory completion of the training programme, Apprentices are offered full-time roles with their local Ferrari dealership.
In fact, the Ferrari North Europe Apprenticeship programme has become the de facto route into the brand, with many employees starting out as an Apprentice subsequently moving into other roles in the business, such as Workshop Manager, Service Manager, or even Sales Executive. Candidates wishing to apply for the September 2021 intake should contact their local Ferrari dealer for further details.
Candidates can also check for the latest vacancies and register their interest via: www.ferrariapprenticeship.co.uk.