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ACEPARTS RECOGNISED FOR QUALITY OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

12/03/2020

12/3/2020

Aceparts has been named as the UK’s best large employer for apprentices by training provider Catch 22.

Acquired by Vertu Motors plc in 2015, online car parts retailer Aceparts has employed apprentices across a range of disciplines including sales, data management and accounts.

It currently has two apprentices in the business and plans to recruit two more over the next few weeks. A number of previous apprentices have forged successful careers within the company.


Catch22 delivers high quality apprenticeships, vocational training and employment support programmes that are tailored to the needs of job seekers, and that fulfil the requirements of today’s businesses.


Over the last four years Catch22 has become a national award-winning provider of apprenticeship training programmes, servicing more than 500 business and supporting over 1000 apprentices with great success stories and results.


Ben Friedman, managing director of Aceparts, said: “We are proud to work with Catch 22 and delighted that our commitment to our apprentices has been acknowledged.


“At Aceparts we take pride in delivering apprenticeships that offer a fantastic start to a career, shaping our next generation of colleagues as well as the future of the motor industry. Our apprentices are valued, and empowered members of our team and we are committed to supporting and celebrating their success, a philosophy shared by Catch 22.”


Chris Stoker-Jones from Catch22 said: “On deciding the winner for the Large Employer of the Year award, we were seeking an employer who runs a Catch22 apprenticeship programme, supporting young people and giving them excellent long-term opportunities.


“With its managing director at the helm, Aceparts is a perfect example of what an apprenticeship scheme is meant to look and feel like, and the reason these programmes are so effective.


“Since Catch22 started working with Aceparts in 2015, eight of our apprentices have completed Business Administration apprenticeships with Aceparts, in various departments. Every single apprentice has been offered full time employment upon completion.

“Many have taken up these long-term opportunities and stayed with this employer. But whether they did or not, each apprentice gained excellent skills, confidence and experience from the programme. Aceparts gave all of them the perfect start to their careers.

“This organisation is a wonderful example of an employer investing in the future of young people.”

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CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to editors:

Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Vertu Kia and Farnell Jaguar Land Rover brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU).

In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address.

Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group currently operates 133 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations, representing 24 manufacturers, from 110 locations across the UK.

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(l to r) Nigel Richards of Catch 22, Ben Friedman of Ace Car Parts and Chris Stoker Jones of Catch 22
(l to r) Nigel Richards of Catch 22, Ben Friedman of Ace Car Parts and Chris Stoker Jones of Catch 22
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