Dave receiving the award

Apprentices drive to a brighter future.

Apprentices Drive to a Bright Future

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) who are the professional body for individuals working in the sector have awarded a local apprentice training provider with their Centre of the Year Award. North Humberside Motor Trades Group Training Association (GTA) where given with the award by the Patron of the IMI, HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

North Humberside Motor Trades GTA has a long history of providing high quality apprenticeships to local people. Formed in 1972, the GTA currently has 25 members and 116 associate members who utilise the experience of the GTA for the recruitment, selection and training of apprentices.

They offer training and qualifications for motor vehicle apprenticeships in light and heavy vehicles, vehicle body repair and refinishing and parts. In 2010 they opened their own in-house training centre in partnership with Hull Training and Adult Education, delivering underpinning knowledge to their students.

The award celebrates their motivation for helping, supporting and assisting apprentices and recognises how they are embracing new and demanding technologies within the motor industry.

​​At the awards, HRH Prince Michael of Kent said:

“The winners will leave this ceremony today and return to an exciting world, where advanced technology demands high skills and the customer expects the very highest of standards.

“This Motor Industry is a critical part of the British economy and these awards today show that you as automotive professionals are playing a part in in”.

 Dave Willoughby, Director of Training at the North Humberside Motor Trades GTA said

“It is a huge honour to be presented with this award and to be recognised for the work we do. Our partnerships with local employers enable us to train the next generation and having our professional body endorse and commend our work is a huge honour.

“We look forward to continuing our journey and welcoming future apprentices into the industry”.

For more information about North Humberside Motor Trades GTA, please call 01482 353 022 or email rachael@motortradesgta.org