Yesterday, Autoclenz valeting pro, Simon King, visited Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) for a Valeting Demonstration Day in the College’s Autoclenz Valeting Centre.
During the day, Simon demonstrated exterior and interior cleaning, and the students found out more about retail valeting, best practice, effective communication and meeting customer expectations and health and safety requirements.
Based in the College’s Motor Vehicle workshops, the Autoclenz Valeting Centre gives students the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and processes to become a qualified professional Valeter.
The valeting centre gives students the opportunity to gain work experience with real customers in a genuine automotive workshop environment. Students work to set deadlines and quality standards, whilst gaining a thorough understanding of the variety of roles involved in the industry.
The partnership between BSDC and Autoclenz was developed to address a shortfall in labour and a demand in the valeting industry for skilled workers. The qualifications enable students the chance to gain valuable skills and provide the industry with a new generation of valeting professionals.
Martin Ward, Managing Director at Autoclenz said: “Never has there been a more poignant time to introduce professional valeting to a wider audience and to help teach youngsters the practical skills that can start them on a journey into a career in the automotive industry. We are proud and privileged to be working alongside such a forward thinking college, with the collective aim of helping students gain a meaningful, practical qualification that we know will be of great benefit to them and the industry in the coming years.”
Peter Brochocki, Curriculum Team Leader of Automotive at BSDC said: “The Valeting Centre in partnership with Autoclenz gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the valeting industry and the career opportunities available. Students gain their skills in a real working environment, giving them the chance to gain valuable work experience while providing a high-quality service and meeting customer expectations.”