Motorpoint opened for business in Derby in 1998 and
over the last 16 years has expanded to 8 sites,
Glasgow, Burnley, Newport, Peterborough, Chingford,
Derby, Birmingham and Widnes, as well as 2 Online
branches in Birmingham and Derby.
In June 2012 Motorpoint launched a National
Apprenticeship Scheme and currently employ
apprentices in 3 areas:
- Customer Service
- Business Administration
- Motor Vehicle Maintenance
The scheme was set up to develop a pool of talented and capable young people to take up roles in the
future as Motorpoint grows and continues to build upon their success. All apprentices join Motorpoint
with the guarantee of a permanent long term career.
Motorpoint teamed up with Intec Business Colleges in Scotland and England to find talented youngsters
in Customer service and Administration.
One of the first apprentices to be recruited onto the scheme was Sam Barr of Glasgow. Signing up for an
apprenticeship has acted as a good stepping stone for him, although relatively young, his maturity and
ability to communicate exceptionally with customers meant he was promoted to Collections Advisor and
is now a star in that team. He completed his Level 2 qualification and is now working on a demanding
Level 3 Customer Service Award.
Says Sam: “The Apprenticeship scheme was a good stepping stone to help improve my confidence and
give me the skill to pursue my goals”