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”