UK windscreen repair and replacement company, Auto Windscreens, has recruited 99 technician and call center apprentices since 2016 and is set to welcome its 100th following National Apprenticeship Week.
The business currently has 28 apprentices on its ALEX program, which previously won ‘Large Newcomer of the Year’ at the North Midlands & South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards, according to the company. Former apprentice Millie Walker won ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards in 2019 and has since taken on a permanent role with the business.
Within the last month, 19 of the new recruits have joined service centers across the UK to meet the demand for auto glass repairs and replacements, while nine have begun working from home for the company’s call center, finance or business administration roles.
“I saw the ALEX program as an opportunity to work with cars, something I’ve always been interested in,” said Ryan Fry, a new apprentice technician. “It’s been great handling and prepping glass for jobs, and I’m looking forward to completing my Level 3 Apprenticeship and hopefully, to become a permanent Auto Windscreens mobile technician.”
“It’s fantastic that we’ve recruited nearly 100 apprentices over the last four years and it’s exciting to see the next generation of talent coming through the ranks,” said James MacBeth, Auto Windscreens managing director. “I firmly believe you can achieve anything with passion and commitment, and I hope to see them make great strides in their careers with us.”