Investing in People
Meet Jamie Speaight, the latest addition to our team and first paint apprentice in 8 years! The ever-changing shape of our business demands and expectations of our customers forced us to recruit exclusively from the bodyshop sector for many years. However,
we feel the time has come to utilise the knowledge and skills of our many expert technicians by allowing them to pass their
experience down to a beginner!
So why did Jamie want to become a paint technician, and how has he found his first 3 months on the job……?
“I wanted to learn a real skill and after seeing a Smart Repair being done I started to become interested. I applied for an apprenticeship and was asked to come for a two-day taster course.
On day one, as soon as I got my hands dirty I knew this was the job I wanted! My time here so far has been amazing… I love it! The company is great – (although I would say that!) – and I have full-time training from some top, top technicians. I only hope that I can achieve their level of skill one day.”
Jamie Speaight – Automotive Repair Systems paint repair apprentice Since Jamie arrived we have also taken on 3 new dent technician apprentices who have now begun their gruelling six-month classroom based training. Only on completion will they be let loose to continue their training out in the field! We hope that there will be many more apprenticeships to come….