School of Thought, which promotes recruitment in the automotive repair industry, is calling on the logistics industry to commit to offering one week’s work experience in its repair workshops in 2024.

The campaign, known as The Year of Automotive Work Experience, was launched earlier this month by The School of Thought at The British Motorshow and will culminate with a dedicated Automotive Work Experience Week (AWE) from 15th to 19th April 2024.

The School of Thought said this week that it already has companies such as LKQ/Eurocarparts, Automechanika, Vizion Network, Autotech Group, Complete diagnostics, Walcom, Easy2recruit, DC Lomas and D.J Mackenzies and The Autobody Professionals Club (ABP) signed up to offer young people places in 2024.

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It added: “Some companies are already offering work experience and it works, so if you are a vehicle manufacturer, independent garage, bodyshop, parts supplier, engineering company, equipment supplier, tech company or any other automotive business, get on board with all these companies and committing to take one person for one week of work experience in 2024. We can make huge strides if our industry commits to the challenge.“

Companies interested in making a commitment to offer one person a week’s work experience next year can contact School of Thought for more information at