Burrows Search for a Star

What is it?

Burrows Search for a Star is a apprenticeship programme for young individuals who are looking for an apprentice opportunity within the motor trade.

At the start of the new year we will be visiting schools across South Yorkshire and talking to students about the Search for a Star campaign and the working life as an apprentice at Burrows Motor Company. Giving you the chance to ask any questions you may have.

Students, parents and guardians are invited to the fun open evenings at our dealerships to give the students access to the insights of the different areas of Burrows which included a tour of the workshop, speeches from staff, meeting some of the Burrows Toyota team members and Toyota Academy.

If you believe that an apprenticeship within the motor trade is for you a 1 day workshop event is held at one of our dealerships - this was an employability skills training and selection day. Burrows then go through a selection process to invite the best candidates to do a one week works placement anywhere within the business that they are most interested in.

Finally, offers of employment are given to the stars that we believe will go far within Burrows Motor Company. In 2017, 31% of the apprenticeships were offered to females throughout the business and technical side of Burrows.

Step one (January - February):

2018 Dealership Open Evenings

You (with a parent/ carer) will attend an open evening event at our Burrows Toyota dealerships. At this event you will hear presentations from Burrows directors and senior Toyota personnel providing more details of the programme. In addition you will have a tour of our facilities and take part in a career speed networking event during which you can ask Burrows and Toyota representatives questions about their working life. This will provide you with a great insight into working within the automotive industry.

Whilst the career speed networking event is in progress, parents/ carers will have an opportunity to ask the HR team any questions regarding the programme. Towards the end of the evening, over refreshments, there will be an opportunity to talk one on one with our personnel. At the end of the evening you will inform us if you wish to proceed in the programme. Take a look at the table below to show our dealership open evenings. Click here to find us.

Rotherham Toyota Wednesday 24th January 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sheffield Toyota Thursday 25th January 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Barnsley Toyota Wednesday 7th February 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Doncaster Toyota Thursday 8th Febuary 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Step two (April 2018):

Employability Skills Training & Selection Day

Applicants will attend an employability skills training and selection day, which will run at the Burrows dealership. This will involve half a day of training on skills and mock interviews before each attendee is interviewed for the apprentice position by a Burrows personnel. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. The business will then determine which candidates will move on to the next stage of the programme.

Step three (July - August):

Work Experience Week

If you are successful, the candidate will undertake a 1 week work experience anywhere within the company you wish to work in. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a reference.

Step four (August):

Job Offers

Successful students will then be offered a Service Technician or Customer Service apprenticeship at each site.

Step five (September):

Employability Starts

The successful candidates will begin their new careers within Burrows Motor Company!

Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter for more updates.