AM tapped into inspirational stories from automotive apprentices to discover what is attracting the next generation of talent into the sector in this episode of the AM News Show Podcast.

Facilitated by Drive My Career, this episode of the AM News show saw JCT600 head of colleague experience Nicola Tordoff-Sohne joined by Aston Martin Leeds apprentice technician Sophie Bailey and Mercedes-Benz Sheffield apprentice service advisor Ben Collinson as they shared their stories with AM news and features editor, Tom Sharpe. From overcoming family prejudices about working in the sector, to encouraging friends to earn while they learn in an automotive retail environment, the interview offers some fascinating insights.

As Ben reveals how he now encourages friends to explore opportunities in automotive retail, Sophie says she has no regrets about overcoming family detractors to pursue her passion for car mechanics.

“From day one of being in that workshop I have felt at home. I absolutely love it,” Bailey told the AM News Show as she relayed her story.

“I open my toolbox every morning and it feels like my home from home.”

You can watch the full episode here