Great news for aspiring mechanics as Protyre launches their Protech Academy

Great news for aspiring mechanics as Protyre launches their Protech Academy

12 Nov

By Dean Richardson

Today was the launch of Protyre's brand new Protech Academy. The academy was set up to provide young automotive enthusiasts the qualifications to get their careers up an running and to offer our current employees the chance to further their career by learning new skills.

Below are the reasons Protyre set up the Protech Academy:

  • Invest £500k into training our people with the right skills for the future of the marketplace.
  • To provide current and valuable courses in a workshop environment that will benefit the individual and the business
  • Provide a career path for aspiring mechanics from a level of Tyre Technician to IMI Master Technician
  • To upskill our current workforce
  • A structured course which with hard work and determination, the candidates will achieve an IMI qualification
  • Unique to Protyre, the Protech Academy has been put together with a partnership through UKPA and Delphi Technologies
  • The centre has exceptional, modern facilities allowing the candidates to work in a clean and safe environment, from the classroom to the workshop
  • Develop people to deliver outstanding customer service and lead the way within our industry
  • Train our teams to deliver a first-time fix, everytime
  • To train our own and develop their skills in order to create industry experts 
With a skilled workforce becoming more minimalised, training our own team to the IMI standard will help to set us apart from our competitors. Over the last six months UKPA, Delphi Technologies and Protyre have developed a number of courses to promote the above.

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Delphi has moved into a unique and modern facility of which Protyre is the very first company in the industry to make the use of it. Currently, there are 8 candidates of differing abilities attending the course which began today, 12th November and is due to finish late December. All the candidates have completed a TNA (Training Needs Analysis) which aids the course lecturers to teach at the right level per candidate.
Moving forward into the New Year, the journey for all candidates will change to a 2 year training plan based on a TNA, instead of a 3 month block. Each candidate will then attend based on their level of understanding. This allows for more courses and more candidates to attend and will also help with the retention of our teams.

Area Manager Neil Jones and Regional Director Dean Richardson celebrating the launch
Six candidates attended in July pre the academy to trial the course, content and the lecturers, five out of the six passes and achieved a IMI Service Technician qualification. The course content was ideal and the lecturers were great so the decison to put the Academy together was finalised.
Now we have the right; courses, facilities, lecturers and most importantly, the right candidates attending the Academy.

Today, the launch of the Protech Academy got underway with Phil Mitchell the course lecturer and Shane Mcsweeney the UKPA representative amongst the attendees and of cource the eight candidates.
We all wish them well on their Academy journey.

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