NATIONAL ‘FURLOUGH REGISTER’ FOR APPRENTICES GOES LIVE

Training and technical body, the IMI has warned of a ‘dire shortage of skills’ if the industry loses track of the thousands of apprentices currently on furlough.

For this reason, the IMI has launched a ‘Furlough Register’ for apprentices to ensure they don’t fall out of the loop.

READ: FURLOUGH SCHEME EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER

Warning that 83 percent of apprentices were unable to study as they did before lockdown, Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI

IMI Chief Exec Steve Nash

commented: “A big concern for us in terms of whether the apprentices will actually return to the workplace at the end of the furlough period. And that is not only a risk for the sector as it needs to be well prepared and well-skilled for the next generation of automotive technology. It is also a huge waste of the investment already made by the apprentices, their training centres and employers.”

READ: UK AFTERMARKET COMBINES TO PRODUCE RESTART GUIDE

Feedback to the IMI suggests that communication with furloughed employees. Apprentices have also reported looking for their own ways to continue their studies, using their initiative to access sources of learning materials and teaching themselves, which the new register will provide.

“The goal with the IMI Furlough Register is to be able to easily identify the apprentices who need support – and provide them with a range of learning tools they can access for free as and when they need them”, concluded Steve Nash.

Apprentices can complete the IMI survey here to join the Furlough Register.

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

EXOL RENEWS RUGBY SPONSORSHIP

Lubricant supply re-signs deal with Worcester Warriors

Read More

EMINOX SCOOP QUEENS AWARD

Emissions firm presented with gong for International Trade

Read More

STUDY: 14m UK CARS HAVE SOME FORM OF DAMAGE

The majority of UK light vehicles have some form of damage, says insurance study

Read More

IAAF ADDS DAL CORSO TO MEMBERSHIP

Change management consultancy joins aftermarket federation

Read More

PEOPLE NEWS: RICHARD DAVIES JOINS WAI

Davies joins as Business Development Manager

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *