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Fix Auto UK are launching nine apprentices on The Fix Auto UK 2021 Apprentice Programme Powered by Sherwin-Williams® through its Automotive Finishes Division, which is exclusively sponsored by the global coatings partner for the first time. These apprentices will receive their full support as part of the network’s ongoing drive to introduce new talent into the vehicle repair industry.

The Fix Auto UK 2021 Apprentices, or Future Fixers as they will be affectionately known, will be provided with all their workwear, computer tablets as well as the relevant tools and equipment required as part of their apprenticeships. 

In addition to the in-house tuition that they will receive from their respective franchisee partner, each apprentice will each work closely with Fix Auto UK’s Business Development Manager Martin Willis, himself a former Bodyshop Magazine Bodyshop Manager of the Year.

Under the Fix Auto UK 2021 Apprentice Programme, apprentices will be working at Fix Auto Barnsley, Fix Auto Cheltenham, Fix Auto Felixstowe, Fix Auto Harlow, Fix Auto Liverpool South, Fix Auto Manchester East, Fix Auto Redhill and Fix Auto Stevenage. All will be undergoing their studies at the highly regarded EMTEC College in Nottingham.

“We are totally committed to developing future generations of technicians,” commented Ian Pugh, Managing Director for Fix Auto UK, “it has been well documented there is a shortage of skilled talent coming through and we have made it our priority to address that. The apprentices of today are the future for our industry.”

“I remember walking into my first workshop and working my way through my YTS scheme. While it was extremely daunting, it was a time I look back on with fondness thanks to the direct help and support I was given. Thanks to our partnership with Sherwin-Williams®, our franchisee partners and the direct passion and drive from Martin, we are able to provide much needed equipment as well as importantly the time and energy in helping to nurture these first 9 new talents. We can help ensure they receive the best possible start in this exciting industry of ours and I am delighted we were able to coincide the launch of this programme with National Apprentice Week.”

“It is vital that our industry invests in the skills of tomorrow and it is a great honour for us to be able to support these 9 Future Fixers at this early stage of their careers.” commented Tom Noble, Market Manager UK, Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes “The passion and level of commitment from these apprentices and the Fix Auto UK team is exceptional and we look forward to playing our part in their inspiring journey.”


Notes to Editors:

  • Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 756 bodyshops.
  • Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
  • Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
  • Fix Auto UK’s Portfolio of wholly owned repair centres comprises Fix Auto Daventry, Fix Auto Colwyn Bay, Fix Auto Barnsley, Fix Auto Crawley, Fix Auto Paignton, Fix Auto Liverpool South and Fix Auto Castleford. The Network also holds a majority share in Fix Auto Goole.

Please Note:
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.
Email: mrichards@fixauto.co.uk