MotoNovo Champions the Broader Opportunities for Apprenticeships Right Across Motor Retailing
In today’s increasingly digitally and socially engaged marketplace, the role and scope of apprenticeship opportunities for candidates and employers are growing ever wider. While the traditional concept of apprenticeship opportunities may have been centred upon a person, often male, learning a trade under the guidance of a time-served expert, often for limited financial reward, this model and certainly any indentured implications are changing dramatically.
The Aldermore Group, of which MotoNovo Finance is a core constituent, is a committed adopter of the apprenticeship programme developing a supporting strategy that is managed proactively as the business’ MD Karl Werner points out; “As a Group, we are on a mission to promote the value and opportunities afforded by apprenticeships. We provide exciting and diverse opportunities for apprentices across our business in what might not have been perceived as a traditional apprentice environment. The apprentice landscape is changing by age, gender, type of industry and wages earned. I am proud that we are open to these developments, providing fresh career access to people no matter what their background.”
At present, across the Aldermore Group, there are sixty apprentices groupwide studying professional qualifications that include; Data Analytics, Leadership, Software Development, Compliance & Risk, Customer Service, Business Administration, HR, Accountancy and Digital Marketing. Skills that, to many, may be very different to those connected with perceived apprentice activities.
As Karl concludes, “In some quarters, there may have been a belief that when compared to going to university, apprenticeships were an inferior option. At MotoNovo, we don’t think that way. We are on a mission to open the doors to both young people and older adults as well to create fulfilling, boundaryless careers.”
1Job vacancy data published in the last few days by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a new record high of 1,298,400, an increase of 513,700 from its pre-coronavirus January to March 2020 level.