Copart and Solus agree innovative exchange programme
5th January 2022Tweet
Copart has announced a new colleague exchange programme with Solus, the repair arm of Aviva.
As part of the programme, engineers, trainees and apprentices from each business will spend time with the other, giving them to opportunity to upskill and better understand each other’s roles.
The first phase of the programme was launched in December, when five of Copart’s Vehicle Damage Evaluators spent two days with Solus where they were exposed to all aspects of the repair journey, including diagnostics, parts ordering, ADAS calibration, painting, panel work, and understanding the customer journey.
Russ England, Engineering Services Manager, Copart, said: “This student exchange programme supports our VDEs personal development and Thatcham apprenticeship training by exposing them to real-life bodyshop experiences which they would not normally get to see, and when we host Solus apprentices throughout 2022 they will gain valuable insights into the salvage sector.”
Ayode Duroshola, Learning and Development Partner at Solus, said: “The opportunity to create an exchange programme in partnership with Copart is a significant learning and development milestone, which increases avenues for shared learning, collaborative working, and ensures continual professional development for both organisations.
“The success of the first Copart cohort who found their time at Solus to be an extremely valuable experience, demonstrates that development projects such as this are vital in the sharing of knowledge and best practices, especially in a constantly evolving industry.
As Solus continues to host Copart delegates throughout 2022, we look forward to our colleagues visiting Copart premises to help expand their knowledge and understanding for the benefit of the Aviva customer.”Tweet