"We are delighted to launch The Nigel Vindis Enterprise Award in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University."
Victoria Stubbs, Director of HR at Vindis Group
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.
“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.”