The AutoRaise Academy

The AutoRaise Academy


When a young person becomes an Apprentice in our industry, their employer has an opportunity to enrol them on the AutoRaise Academy Programme. We provide continual motivation to enrolled Apprentices throughout the course of their Apprenticeship and foster a real sense of achievement by celebrating their success on Apprenticeship completion.

We showcase their progress to parents, peers and the wider Vehicle Repair industry through certification, rewards incentives, awards events and an online “Hall of Fame” which recognises each individual that successfully passes out from their Apprenticeship Programme.


Platinum Accident Repair Centre’s Emily Monk was the first woman to enrol on an AutoRaise Multi-skill Apprenticeship back in 2014, at the age of 21. Having always been interested in cars (and painting in particular), Emily studied for a City & Guilds Diploma at City of Bristol College before embarking on the Multi-skill Apprenticeship Programme at our South-West Training Provider, S&B Automotive Academy. Having won the AutoRaise Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2015 British Bodyshop Awards, she is now nearing completion of a Level 3 qualification focusing on Paint. “This was a great opportunity for me” Emily explains. “I have always loved cars and get huge satisfaction from playing my part in completing a repaired vehicle. I worked alongside three painters at Platinum, all of whom helped me to put into practice what I learnt at College.”

Andy Pederick, Group Bodyshop Development Manager for the Platinum Accident Repair Centres said: “At our Bath site, the volume of work coming through our business meant that we needed additional painting resource. We decided that the best way forward was to invest in an Apprentice who, with the right attitude and the right training, would meet this need and grow with our business. The appointment of Emily to first the multi-skill collision repair programme, then a more paint-focused Level 3, has proved to be an excellent solution. Ultimately, the future of the bodyshop industry lies in recruiting high calibre candidates with a genuine desire to build a career in the business.”

I have always loved cars and get huge satisfaction from playing my part in completing a repaired vehicle.