Host Company Action Auto Group featured in paper for commitment to Apprentices

09 February 2015

Long-standing workforce development partners and clients of MIGAS, Action Auto Group, were featured in a local Gympie newspaper recently for their contributions to training in Industry and their commitment to employing Australian Apprentices.

MIGAS are very proud to be in close partnership with Action Auto Group. See the news article below.

Action on job opportunities
3rd Feb 2015 7:32 AM

ACTION Auto Group has energised MIGAS Apprentice and Trainees' hopes to place 100 jobs before February 28.

Action Auto Group

The apprenticeship and trainee provider set a goal with its 100JOBS campaign in late December, setting quotas for different regions.

Hopes were to employ 30 individuals on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, 20 each in Sydney and the Hunter Valley and 10 each for Melbourne and Perth by the month's end.

In terms of the Sunshine Coast quota, Action Auto Group's nine new apprentices represents a major chunk of that goal.

Action Auto Group dealer principal Peter Allan said he was proud his newly expanded team had helped MIGAS near its goal for the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane regions.

"We have been putting on school-based apprentices for nearly 12 years," he said.

"I am a big believer in these apprenticeships."

Mr Allan said apprenticeships were an investment in the future and a chance for school-leavers to begin mapping out their future.

"A lot of young people end up having to leave the community when they finish school, but with apprentices we can help some of our young people stay in the region and within the community," he said.

Action Auto Group's new crop of apprentices are spread out across the Gympie dealership's three business arms - Action Auto Group, Gympie Motorcycles and Action Auto Group Approved Repairer RACQ Workshop in Hervey Bay.

Mr Allan said he was excited to be offering dual apprenticeships this year.

"It is a multi-skilled apprenticeship," he said.

"It is a bit like going to university and doing a journalism degree but also an accounting degree at the same time."

The Action Auto Group principal said he had always gone through Sunshine Coast-based MIGAS.

"We get a lot of support from them through the interview process, trying to determine who wants an apprenticeship and why," he said.

"It helps us get the right group of people and once a month they are on site doing follow-up interviews and providing support."

Action Auto Group now has more staff on its books than ever before thanks to recent expansions, including Gympie Motorcycles and being RACQ's approved repairer in Hervey Bay.

A MIGAS spokesman said 100JOBS campaign sought to ensure there would be a skilled generation of tradespeople for the years to come.

Action Auto Group apprentices

Greg Swale, Automotive - light, aged 28

Peter Richmond, Automotive - motorcycle, aged 39

Peter-Daniel Allan, Automotive - light, aged 18

Ryley Godwin, Diesel Fitter, aged 24

Wayne Herring, Automotive Electrical, aged 23

Jay Politanski, Automotive Electrical, aged 27

Zac Masters, automotive aged 18

Beau Joseph, Motorcycle aged 18

Justin Rychlik aged 16

 

SOURCE: The Gympie Times

 

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