The Vindis Group has partnered with Anglia Ruskin University to launch their first degree apprenticeship, the Nigel Vindis Enterprise Award.
The two organisations have created a Chartered Management Degree Apprentice position, where the successful applicant will not only be supported to achieve a Chartered Manager Degree, but will get work experience during the course of their studies.
In honour of the Vindis Group’s late Joint Managing Director, Nigel Vindis, this position has been named the Nigel Vindis Enterprise Award, in recognition of his unwavering focus upon developing future talent.
Nigel was incredibly passionate about the motor industry and developing those within the organisation to be the best that they could be. He had complete belief in the careers available within the motor industry and the fact that greater awareness of these was needed. Coupled with this, he knew, and appreciated, that traditional routes to education would potentially become harder to access by certain individuals, and felt that there was greater support that the Vindis Group could offer in this regard.
The role will be mainly project based and, as the Vindis Group is forever evolving and the Automotive Industry has some major changes coming into force over the next few years, this will be an exciting, rewarding and challenging role. The role will include analysing data and feedback across a variety of areas of the business, developing knowledge and skill sets within varying roles within the business, identifying potential solutions and improvements that can be made to business practices, and developing leadership skills.
The role will also allow the candidate to learn all aspects of the Vindis Group’s businesses, with a view to gaining an understanding of both Sales, Aftersales and Head Office Departments, to deliver maximum impact during the Degree Apprenticeship.
Victoria Stubbs, Director of Human Resources at the Vindis Group, said: “We are delighted to launch ‘The Nigel Vindis Enterprise Award’ in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.
“This honour will be awarded to an individual with the mindset, drive and professionalism to be an incredible business leader in the future; in a progressive organisation that is passionate about Valuing Employees and Cherishing Customers. The Vindis Group believes in Progressive Leadership and many of its Head Office Team, including a number of our Senior Managers and Directors, have developed through the organisation into the positions that they hold today.”
Marc Rothera, from the Degrees at Work team at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “It’s been such a pleasure to partner with colleagues at Vindis to set up ‘The Nigel Vindis Enterprise Award’ and a new Degree Apprenticeship opportunity, I very much hope it is the first of many.
“Degree Apprenticeships empower businesses to train people with exactly the skills they need, backed up with high-quality university learning.
“The partnership between Anglia Ruskin University and Vindis is a particularly appropriate one, as both organisations are proudly grounded in their local community and have long histories of, and commitment to, supporting people to achieve regardless (and sometimes in spite) of their backgrounds.”
For full details, including entry requirements, please CLICK HERE.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, and in order to protect both you and our staff, our dealerships will be locked for the foreseeable future, and so upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.