The college’s motor vehicle workshops turned into a recruitment assessment centre when Halfords Autocentres paid a visit. The company is currently recruiting for part-time vacancies within their West Midlands’ branches and encouraged students to go through the job application and interview process.
Describing their recruitment approach, Dave Nichols, Halford’s National Apprenticeship Manager and Advisor said: “This is the third year we’ve visited the college to promote our vacancies. We know they do a fantastic job teaching the students the principles of motor vehicle maintenance and repair.
“Assessment sessions like these aim to take the students further by asking them to demonstrate the customer communication and team working skills that will boost their chances of gaining employment.”
He continued: “That ability to interact is very important and we want students to be aware of that. By offering part-time work, we also want to show them a way they can develop their professional skills in the real life environment that they want to be part of.”
30 Level 3 students were asked to carry out a vehicle service in two and a half hours under Dave’s supervision. They also submitted their CVs.