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Understanding ADAS Technologies: The Importance of IMI Accreditation and Training

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Understanding ADAS Technologies: The Importance of IMI Accreditation and Training

In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive technology, one of the most significant advancements in recent years is the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). A recent consumer report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), conducted in December 2023, sheds light on UK drivers' awareness and attitudes towards ADAS technologies and their calibration. This insightful report highlights a critical gap in understanding these technologies among drivers, despite their growing prevalence in modern vehicles.

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A Shining Star at the 2023 IMI Skills Competition

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A Shining Star at the 2023 World Skills UK Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Adrian Matthews, an apprentice at S&B Automotive Academy, has clinched the gold medal in the Body Repair category at the prestigious 2023 World Skills UK Competition. This momentous achievement not only highlights Adrian's exceptional skills and dedication but also showcases the high-quality training and support provided by our academy.

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Navigating Your Future: A Guide for Apprentices

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Navigating Your Future: A Guide for Apprentices

Welcome to the exciting world of apprenticeships! Whether you're just starting out or looking to advance your career, apprenticeships offer a unique blend of hands-on training and academic learning. In this blog, we'll explore how the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education's occupational maps can be your compass in navigating a successful career path.

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The Road to Success: How Automotive Apprenticeships Drive Career Growth

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The Road to Success: How Automotive Apprenticeships Drive Career Growth

Embarking on a career in the automotive industry can be both exciting and daunting. With the sector's rapid evolution, driven by technological advancements and a shift towards sustainability, the demand for skilled professionals has never been higher. Automotive apprenticeships offer a robust pathway, not just into the industry but also for career growth and development. In this blog post, we'll explore how apprenticeships in the automotive field can lead to a variety of career paths, from hands-on technician roles to dynamic management positions.

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Why Customer Service Skills are Essential in Any Industry

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Why Customer Service Skills are Essential in Any Industry

In today's competitive business landscape, customer service is more than just a department; it's a philosophy that can make or break a company. Regardless of the industry, excellent customer service skills are crucial for success. In this blog post, we'll delve into why customer service skills are essential and how they can benefit any business.

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Tackling the Automotive Technician Shortage in the UK: Why Apprenticeships are the Solution

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Tackling the Automotive Technician Shortage in the UK: Why Apprenticeships are the Solution

The automotive industry in the UK is facing a significant challenge: a growing shortage of skilled technicians. As vehicles become more technologically advanced, the need for specialised skills is more crucial than ever. In this blog post, we'll explore the extent of this shortage and discuss why apprenticeships, especially those offered at S&B Automotive Academy, are a viable solution.

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How to Apply for an Apprenticeship: Your Complete Guide

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How to Apply for an Apprenticeship: Your Complete Guide

Applying for an apprenticeship can feel like a daunting task, particularly for those new to the process. With so many aspects to consider, such as selecting the appropriate field and training provider, to preparing for interviews, this guide aims to simplify your journey. We'll provide a step-by-step manual along with expert advice to make your apprenticeship application a triumph. Whether your interests lie in the automotive sector or you're considering options in the Business Academy, this guide has you covered

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Discover Your Path at S&B Automotive Academy

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Discover Your Path at S&B Automotive Academy

Welcome to S&B Automotive Academy, your one-stop destination for specialised automotive and business apprenticeships. Watch our vlog as we delve into the diverse range of courses we offer and how you can choose the one that aligns with your passion. 

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Electric Vehicle Qualifications: Why They Matter

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Electric Vehicle Qualifications: Why They Matter

As the automotive industry shifts towards sustainability, electric vehicles (EVs) are taking centre stage. With this transition comes the need for specialised skills and qualifications. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of electric vehicle qualifications and why they are becoming increasingly essential for professionals in the automotive sector.

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The Importance of IMI Accreditations in the Automotive Industry

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The Importance of IMI Accreditations in the Automotive Industry

In the ever-changing landscape of the automotive sector, staying ahead of the game is crucial for career progression and business expansion. One way to ensure you're at the forefront of the industry is by securing accreditations from reputable organisations. Among these, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) stands out as a leading authority. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of IMI accreditations and why they are essential for anyone serious about a career in automotive.

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Looking for a Career That's Going Places? Demand for Automotive Skills is at an All-Time High

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Looking for a Career That's Going Places? Demand for Automotive Skills is at an All-Time High

The automotive industry is constantly evolving to meet the demands of the modern world, and has always led to jobs that are in high demand; but automotive skills are now at an all-time high! 

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Hydrogen the answer to climate change?

 

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Hydrogen the answer to climate change?

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.

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Sweden is building the world's first permanent e-motorway

 

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Sweden is building the world's first permanent e-motorway

Sweden is building the world's first permanent electrified road for electric vehicles (EVs) to charge while driving. The road will be built on the E20 motorway, between Hallsberg and Örebro, which runs between Stockholm in the north, through Gothenburg, to Malmö in the south.

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The role of technology in the automotive industry.

 

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The role of technology in the automotive industry.

The automotive industry has always been at the forefront of technological advancements. From the arrival of engines that used fossil fuels to power transportation to the growth of digital technology, the impact of technology in shaping automobiles has been enormous. In recent years, technological advancements have been changing the automotive industry at an unprecedented pace.

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How to become an MOT Tester

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How to become an MOT Tester

Becoming an MOT tester is a great career choice for those interested in the automotive industry. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to become an MOT tester.

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The importance of MOT training for automotive professionals

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The importance of MOT training for automotive professionals

MOT (Ministry of Transport) testing is a crucial part of the automotive industry, ensuring that vehicles are safe and roadworthy. MOT testing is required for all vehicles over three years old in the UK, and it is important for automotive professionals to have the necessary training to carry out these tests effectively.

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How to choose the right automotive apprenticeship for you

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How to choose the right automotive apprenticeship for you.

Choosing the right automotive apprenticeship can be a daunting task, but with the right information and guidance, you can make an informed decision that will set you on the path to a successful career in the automotive industry. 

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World Skills UK- S&B Automotive Academy Finalist

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World Skills UK 2023 Finalist for S&B Automotive Academy

Congratulations Adrian Matthews who has reached the national final for Automotive Body Repair!

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S&B Automotive Academy eLogbook

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S&B Automotive Academy eLogBook

One of S&B’s USPs is the eLogbook that was developed by its own staff to operate as a triangulated support mechanism between itself and the apprentice and their employer. It provides the apprentices with remote access to all their curriculum content, digital packages including podcasts, quizzes and videos and an employability programme to prepare them for the wider skills needed in their career ahead. Employers are able to utilise the same system for mentor support and to keep updated on their apprentice’s progression, reviews and action plans.

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EV Technicians are More In-Demand Than Ever - Here's How to Spark Your EV Career with S&B Automotive Academy

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EV Technicians are More In-Demand Than Ever - Here's How to Spark Your EV Career with S&B Automotive Academy

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has been a game-changer in the automotive industry, with increasing numbers of drivers making the switch from traditional gas-powered cars to eco-friendly electric alternatives. However, this shift has brought with it an unforeseen challenge: a shortage of trained EV technicians.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

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The Top 10 Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

Apprenticeships have been around for centuries, and have been an essential part of workforce development across many industries. Hiring an apprentice has proven to be an excellent way for businesses to grow and develop, as well as for individuals to gain valuable on-the-job training and experience, and is becoming an even more popular way to bolster your workforce.

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How much does an automotive apprentice get paid?

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How much does an automotive apprentice get paid?

Embarking on an apprenticeship is an excellent way to kickstart a rewarding career in the automotive industry. Not only do apprenticeships provide valuable hands-on experience and industry-specific training, but they also offer a means to earn while you learn.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Choosing an Apprenticeship

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The Top 10 Benefits of Choosing an Apprenticeship

In recent years, the traditional path of attending university has been challenged by the growing popularity of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity for you to gain practical experience in an industry of your choice, all while earning a salary and gaining a qualification.

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