CarFirst, Pakistan’s leading used car online auction, and trading platform, launched its Apprenticeship Program nationwide in January 2019, a training program for mechanical engineering students who have a keen interest in the automobile industry. Over 500 individuals across Pakistan applied for the program’s first season. After receiving an overwhelming response, CarFirst is back with the second season of its Apprenticeship Program in Karachi.
The CarFirst Apprenticeship Program offers participants a unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment and, are exposed to best practices of our local and international partner ventures and global offices. The apprenticeship program will run for 8 weeks focusing on developing core business understanding and practical training which may lead to a permanent job offer at CarFirst. The apprentices will be taught under the direct supervision of CarFirst’s Commercial Head. Individuals in Karachi can apply for this program through CarFirst’s Career Portal ww.careers.carfirst.com
Applications for the program will be accepted from 7th March and will close on the 24th of March 2019.
Commenting on the launch of the Apprenticeship Program, Anas Zavary, Head of Commercial at CarFirst said: “We started CarFirst’s Apprenticeship program with an intention to create career opportunities in the automobile sector. As our auto sector had limited skill-set jobs, we thought of creating a program which would open prospects for men and women who have, engineering degrees, and automobile industry experience and are passionate about cars. During our first season, we came across an automotive engineer whose desire to succeed, willingness to learn, and passion for cars had a profound impact on us. The program equipped him with a unique set of skills which helped him land his dream job. This candidate’s success propelled us further in building a better and stronger program with a new array of subjects and practical expertise and knowledge. We look forward to welcoming individuals to the second season of our Apprenticeship program”
Commenting on the program,Nazish Mushtaq, CarFirst’s Apprentice said “For engineers interested in the automotive industry, and don’t know how to kick start their career – CarFirst Apprenticeship Program is the answer. During my apprenticeship at CarFirst, I learned all mechanical and electrical aspects of cars, received theoretical knowledge and practical training, and was taught about the quality and types of paints used by different car manufacturers in Pakistan. The program made me understand market trends, factors affecting the pricing of used cars, and the inspection process using state of the art electronic instruments. I also learned how to meet my targets under pressure and how to better coordinate with different departments across Pakistan to achieve common organizational goals and also got the chance to work with highly professional teams. At the end of the program, I got an offer to work at CarFirst, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team.”
CarFirst is a first of its kind used-car online auction and trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centers and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from Frontier Car Group, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.