We continued to give young people the chance to become qualified in a trade through our IAG Trade Scholarships.
Our Trades Scholarship programme has been running since 2002 and supports trade apprentices financially as they study for a national certificate in either collision repair, vehicle refinishing, carpentry, or glazing. In the collision repair stream we also support a management training course of eligible administration staff.
We had 25 trainees complete the programme this year who all qualified and achieved NZQA level 4 in their respective trade and First Line Management.
For the best all round first year apprentice, we also have a coveted Apprentice of the Year Award in three categories, which went to Jacob Wypych for Refinishing (pictured), Hamish Eagle for Collision Repair, and Matthew Peterson for Glazing.