Allianz Partners UK confirms the return of its successful EV training programme, following on from the success of its inaugural 2018 course, launched in partnership with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR). Allianz Partners is also working closely with Recovery Safe as its training partner. Together they will deliver a new standard in technical training and awareness to those attending to alternative fuel vehicles requiring roadside assistance.
This year, the course comes with full IVR accreditation for graduates, plus drivers will receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card after completing 7 hours of driver training, demonstrating the commitment by Allianz Partners to continue investing in the expertise of the UK’s recovery network.
Independent recovery operators will welcome news that the EV training programme returns for a second year, as the latest SMMT data reveals that battery electric registrations (BEV) were up 61.7% in June*. Whilst overall the performance of the alternatively fueled sector saw negative growth in June for the first time since April 2017, ongoing investment continues to enable manufacturers to offer British car buyers more choice than ever before with more than 350 models now available in the UK – 44 of them plug-ins.
The 2019 training days takes place over six days, in six different locations around the UK, including GTG Wolverhampton and the CEME Conference Centre in Essex. IVR trainer, Mark Hartell from Recovery Safe will be delivering the course to industry professionals keen to stay on top of the latest EV technology.
Mark Debenham, UK Network Manager for Procurement and Network at Allianz Partners UK, comments; “A greater number of manufacturers are offering viable EV options to their customers, and as the SMMT figures confirm, take up by consumers is increasing. Whether it’s hybrid vehicle or full EV that consumers are opting for, it’s important that the industry has the skill sets to support this changing landscape.
“We are thrilled to announce that course attendees will gain IVR accreditation this year, as we continue to build on the value provided by our EV training programme. We have also added the Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence card to this year’s programme, bringing together a range of vital EV, hybrid and PHEV training tools for course attendings to benefit from.
“Last year all of the workshops were oversubscribed, as demand for this kind of training continues to grow. For those independent recovery professionals across the UK looking to benefit from hands-on practical experience with hybrid vehicles, to gain the confidence needed at the roadside, we urge you to get in contact with us as soon as possible. We are looking forward to welcoming a new batch of recovery professionals keen to benefit from the very best skills training for the industry.”