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Apprenticeships

We are extremely proud of our apprenticeship offering and are committed to ensuring that our apprentices succeed – in their qualification and career.

There are a number of different ways to gain an apprenticeship qualification across the Micheldever Group.

Protyre

Protyre is the retail arm of our business, and it offers a fantastic apprenticeship scheme if you are interested to get into the Automotive Industry.

With over 150 Protyre garages across the UK, the scope to develop and progress is huge.

Our scheme, which was developed alongside ProVQ training provider, is renowned in the industry.

It is a two-year programme which combines intensive training at our state-of-the-art facility in Shropshire, with practical on-the-job experience in one of our retail garages.

Once the qualification has been achieved, apprentices are awarded with a toolbox and contents worth £500 and a contribution towards a driving test.

Elevate

Elevate is our apprenticeship-based career development programme supported by Remit.

It is available across a variety of professions, including warehouse operations, marketing and management. 

In each area of the business, the Elevate programme is complimented by clear development routes, showing how you can develop your career at MTS. 

Don't take our word for it, hear from our Apprentices:

Jamie Smeeth

Jamie is one of the first people in the business to undertake the Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, along with four other Centre Managers who are all part of the Rising Stars programme.

"Everything in the apprenticeship is about leading and managing, which is pretty much my job.

That’s why I wanted to do it, because I know it will help me do my job better, and it’s a level 3 qualification, which will stay with me for the rest of my career and help me into an area role.

And… it’s a free qualification, so why wouldn’t you!

I started in the workshop with Protyre and never really liked staying in one position for too long.

I always wanted to do more, so I got my MOT license and then went to work for a main dealer.

I came back to Protyre as Assistant Manager and did that for a year or so before being made Centre Manager, which I’ve done for nearly 3 years.

I just want to keep going and keep testing myself."

Brian Donaldson

Brian was the first person in Wholesale to sign up to an apprenticeship, making him a guinea pig of sorts!

As a Regional Sales and Business Development Manager, he has been taking part in the Operations Manager Level 5 training.

“I’m one of the RSM’s, reporting to Sally Fyffe (Head of Wholesale) and I have five direct reports.

I’ve been in management positions for about 8 years, and although I knew how to carry myself as a human, I wanted to learn proven techniques to make myself a better manager.

I need to be a bit more disciplined with my time management, you know what the pace can be like here. Ironically, time management is one of the modules now!

I understand more about the importance of self-reflection and about learning styles. For example, some people learn better by doing rather than seeing, or vice versa, and delegation is now my favourite word!

Before I thought it was ‘sloped-shouldered’ to delegate, but it’s empowering for the team. If there’s a small project or problem that needs thought and collaboration with other departments, I’m comfortable to delegate now.

You have to undertake maths and English at the start. I can tell you how to calculate the volume of a cylinder now! You have a 1:1 with a coach every month and a group session once a quarter and hear other people’s experiences. There’s also online resources and videos and every so often you have to write up your understanding of certain topics.

It’s really flexible and you can work at your own pace. I’m loving it, so much so that the management team roll their eyes when I talk about it!”

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