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News: Matthew’s up for Rising Star accolade

Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner

Congratulations to apprentice Matthew Turner, who has been named a ‘Rising Star’ finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019.

Matthew is working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Nottingham College alongside his job as a multi-skilled technician at Gemini Accident Repair Centre in Rotherham. Matthew has reached the finals for the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Working alongside skilled technicians, my apprenticeship has enabled me to gain crucial skills to safely repair damaged vehicles. My employer sees me as part of their future growth plans and I hope to progress to a leadership role.

- Matthew Turner

Dave Sargeant, Managing Director at Gemini ARC, said: “Gemini, like many other repairers, recognises the importance of creating a talent pipeline of young people into the sector to address the skills crisis, and therefore take training seriously. We are so pleased and proud of our apprentice Matthew and wish him lots of luck in the competition.”

John Henderson, Technical Training & Development Manager at Gemini ARC, said: “Our partnership with Emtec (the commercial automotive arm of Nottingham College) for our Level 3 Multiskills Apprenticeship is industry-leading in terms of standards, and our apprentices gain tremendous value and development for this close working relationship.

In the case of Matthew, Emtec has encouraged his “fast track” capability throughout the programme without detriment to his peer group. Without Jordan Passey from the College, the programme and interaction with the apprentices would not be so successful, and above all, Andy Moore (Emtec Managing Director), who has ensured a really effective working partnership.”

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  • 18th September 2019 (3:23 PM)
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