On July 4th, 2023, Gemini Accident Repair Centres Ltd celebrated another Gemini Apprenticeship Awards event!
For a third year, the Apprentice Awards event celebrated and rewarded the achievements of apprentices and those who have recently completed their apprenticeships within Gemini. This year was particularly exciting as Gemini awarded for the first time, six Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentices with their IMI accreditations!
Held at Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre, following the I Love Claims ARC360’s EV-olution event, the Gemini Apprentice Awards witnessed 15 apprentices collect well-deserved awards and 13 apprentice achievers be presented with their certificates for their VDA or Multiskilled Technician Apprenticeships! The event was a great success, celebrating with industry colleagues, suppliers, partners, and other Gemini employees!
Dave Sargeant, Managing Director for Gemini commented, “It is important for us to recognise and reward the hard work of our talented next generation, as well as our training team who are a massive part of an apprentice’s journey. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the event, including all the event sponsors and the gifts they contributed to the award winners, it wouldn’t be possible to deliver this event without your contributions. I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all the apprentices who were awarded on the evening and those who received their certificates, for their achievements to date”.
Congratulations to Lewis Bird, Dylan Williams, Ryan Rogan, Cahal Robertson, Jack Smith, Conor Underwood, and Thomas Kay for completing their Multiskilled apprenticeships as well as Daniel Ward, Lewis Walker, Luke Sargeant, Jacob Ray, Gemma Bright, and Ashley Ablett for achieving their VDA IMI Accreditation as part of their VDA Apprenticeships.
Further Congratulations to Dwayne Harris from Gemini Caldicot, who received two awards on the evening, both the ‘EMTEC’ Award and ‘Best Apprentice in Panel’ Award. Congratulations to the following award winners of the evening; Peter Minns, from Gemini Spalding, who received the ‘Bright Beginner’ award, Thomas Kay, from Gemini Wakefield, who received the ‘Most Improved Multiskills Apprentice award, Jacob Ray, from Gemini Pensnett, who received the ‘Most Improved VDA Apprentice’ award, Daniel Kitching, from Gemini Dudley, who was awarded the ‘Best Mentor in MET’ Award, James Locke, from Gemini Macclesfield who received the ‘Best Mentor in Paint’ award, Jack Gittus from Telford, who received the ‘Best Mentor in Panel’ award, Jason Hesson from Gemini Telford, who was awarded the ‘Best Mentor in VDA’ award, Jake Blackburn from Gemini Wakefield, who received the ‘Best Mentor in MET’, Lauren Noyce from Gemini Yeovil who received the ‘Best Apprentice in Paint’ award, Daniel Ward from Gemini Nottingham, who received the ‘Best in VDA’ award, Gemma Bright, from Redditch, who received the ‘Stand out Performer Award/Star Apprentice’ award, Durham Sewell, from Gemini Wakefield, who received the ‘Going the Extra Mile Award’ and, Cahal Robertson from Gemini Taunton, who received The ‘Mike Watts’ Apprentice of the year Award.
Since 2017, Gemini Accident Repair Centres have onboarded over 100 apprentices to provide skills and careers to the accident repair industry’s newcomers, as well as the opportunity for existing employees to further advance their skills with Gemini through alternative training pathways. For the third year running, Gemini has been named as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer and has gold membership at the 5% club, driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities.