Reaseheath College has secured 25 new apprenticeship positions for young people thanks to a new collaboration with heavy good vehicle commercial parts suppliers.
The Level 2 and Level 3 HGV specific parts, sales and marketing apprenticeships will run in partnership with the Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated Ltd (IFA), one of the most successful motor factor buying groups in the UK. The group identified a gap in the market for training young people and offering a career path within the HGV parts sector and looked to Reaseheath for a training solution. After a meeting with the Cheshire college’s apprenticeship team on campus on Monday (24th January), fifteen IFA employers identified Reaseheath as their preferred training provider.
The IFA group will work in partnership with the Reaseheath’s apprenticeship team (Reaseheath Training) to develop the bespoke parts, sales and marketing apprenticeship programme specific to the HGV parts supplier field. Apprentices will study on a block release basis with the programme designed to enhance their customer service skills and contextualise their role in the business. Training will include selecting and issuing parts, receiving and ordering parts, processing orders and customer service all specifically focused on the heavy-good sector. The first cohort of apprentices will begin their training September 2017.
Simon Smedley, spokesman for the IFA responsible for the sourcing of a training solution, and director of HGV Direct, said: “We’ve found a clear gap in provision when comes to specific training for young people entering field of heavy duty parts supplies. Working with Reaseheath to deliver this specific programme of study is just what the industry needs to enhance our reputation as both a viable and attractive career option for a young person.”
Reaseheath’s Head of Apprentices Sharon Yates added: “We are delighted to be working with the IFA group to further broaden career opportunities for young people. We look forward to working closely with the IFA to ensure this brand new training programme really meets the needs of our employers.”
For further details on these and other apprenticeships contact Reaseheath Training on 01270 613221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org