Investing in body repair apprenticeships for the future

A lot has changed in car repair methods over the past 40 years, which is how long St Albans car repair specialist, Brian Robson Coachworks, has been trading. Vehicle technology is advancing rapidly all the time, as well as the structural materials, so BRC recognises the crucial importance of investing in its staff skills base.

The long standing award-winning crash repair business in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City has a culture of Continuing Professional Development. The importance it places on skills and current competence has ensured BRC’s successful development over the past 40 years and one of the key factors has been its ongoing support and investment in car body repair apprenticeships.

The mixture of workplace and college learning and assessment ensures that St Albans collision repair specialist Brian Robson Coachworks can plan ahead for its future workforce needs by investing in apprentices and it has just taken on another panel repair apprentice through the Volkswagen Group body repair apprenticeship scheme.

Martin Robson, Managing Director of BRC commented:

“Apprenticeships are a vital way of getting young people used to the world of work, particularly in a complex technical environment such as collision repair. They help businesses to move forward by developing skills based around specific needs and in our experience, apprentices add value to a company’s overall performance. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Volkswagen Group to train the next generation of technicians.”

For more experienced members of the team, all BRC’s panel and paint technicians hold the national IMI Accreditation, governed by the Institute of the Motor Industry, which requires renewal every three years. Our assessors also hold the IMI’s Vehicle Damage Assessor qualification.

Congratulations to the following members of Brian Robson Coachworks on achieving their re-accreditation:

Rob and Chris – Senior MET Technicians

Darren – ‘Managing Safely’ Course at Volkswagen Group.

Although there are not always immediate vacancies, BRC is pleased to accept speculative applications from potential body repair apprentices, as well as skilled individuals who are interested in working for an award-winning business. Please email CVs and a covering letter to include your area of expertise to –

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