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First group of apprentices successfully qualifying

Fifteen of Gemini Accident Repair Groups’ Level 3 Apprentices have now successfully completed their end point assessments and have officially advanced from their apprenticeship studies into multiskilled permanent positions within the business.

Apprentices; Matthew Hambleton (Leeds), Libby Price (Tewkesbury), Joshua Wilson & Joshua Barry (Chesterfield), Tom Kimber (Macclesfield), Joe Darley & Sam Shaw (Rotherham), Jack Gittus (Telford), Sebastian Benjamin (Worcester), Kyle Henry-Lewis (Cannock), Reece Walker (Nuneaton), Daniel Stone (Bodmin), Robbie Lowe (Manchester), Tommi McArthur (Edinburgh) and Matthew Turner (Wakefield).

John Henderson, Technical Training & Development Manager, Gemini Accident Repair Group commented, “I am extremely proud to announce that fifteen Apprentices have completed their end point assessments, after what has been an incredible journey for those concerned, interrupted by the impact of Covid19 and the challenges to reach this end goal.

We have taken a bold yet cautious approach to our responsibility for these employees, as they have been amongst the first to embark on this new high level accident repair apprenticeship. This has included the creation of a dispensation EPA in collaboration with AutoRaise, Training Partners and the IMI. 

It is fair to say every Apprentice found the End Point Assessment challenging, and I thank the IMI for carrying out their extremely rigorous testing and assessment process, to proof the depth of knowledge and competence.

It is all a matter of how serious a business is regarding investing in time, energy, mentoring, opportunity to create their future workforce. This newly qualified Technicians are repairing vehicles involving “safety”, “structure”, “E&HV”, “ADAS”, and “Complex Electrics” alongside colleagues with years of experience.

I would like to thank Dan Dillon, Training & Development Co-Ordinator at Gemini Accident Repair Group and Jordan Passey at Nottingham College who collectively have made this success possible.”

Always striving to go ‘above and beyond’, Gemini’s Apprenticeship programme has been acknowledged to prepare Technicians who can genuinely operate at a Level 3 standard in all three trades of MET, Panel & Paint, and the journey has included many additional qualifications and experiences. These additional qualifications include full BS weld testing, Refrigerant Handling, IMIAL Level 3 Electric & Hybrid Vehicles, and Level 3 ADAS Awareness & Competence.

Despite noise within the industry, Gemini has proved triple skilled competence at a Level 3 standard is achievable. This is reliant on using a robust training provider and a structured workplace programme. Gemini would like to thank AutoRaise and Emtec Colleges for their continued support, along with Gemini Apprentice Mentors and Managers.

Gemini have an additional nine apprentices, undergoing their Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeships moving onto complete and achieve their bespoke journeys this year. Once apprentices qualify, they go on to uptake permanent roles within the business, Gemini support the employees through further training and development programmes available to all in areas they wish to progress. In total forty-one apprentices should qualify and complete their journeys this year with Gemini.

Gemini are now recruiting for a further 24 Apprentices throughout the UK, which will increase throughout the year as current Apprentices complete their journeys.  If anybody would like to apply for an Apprenticeship with Gemini, please contact

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