From helping in her boyfriend’s garage, to signing a contract with Protyre on Christmas Eve!
Meet Chloe, a recent graduate of a Level 2 Vehicle Fast Fit Apprenticeship, who met us for a virtual chat from Swadlincote.
" For two weeks every three months you go to ProVQ.
That was time away from work where you meet everyone else, meet the trainer for the week, and do all your theory.
You do three assessments – a practical, written, and online – and need to get over 60% to pass.
Then you go home for the weekend and back again on Monday to learn about a different aspect.
It was nice meeting the other apprentices, especially Elise who I kept in touch with. It is good to hear what it’s like at other people’s depots and how they are different.
When I first started, I had very minimal knowledge about the components on a car. I knew the order wheel nuts go on and how to put oil in, but that was about it.
Although I had seen a bit from pottering around in my boyfriend’s garage, that was mainly sweeping up and making the tea.
I had no idea what a tyre size was. I knew it was three numbers but didn’t know what they meant or where to look for them.
As long as you know what a spanner and ratchet is, you can learn the rest. ”