Ford Masters Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Lookers

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    40 hours full time

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001229850

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for the Apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever changing technological developments within the car industry. Day to day tasks will always vary. Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly. The Car Technicians jobs fall into three categories;

  • Servicing – working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance.
  • Maintenance – replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail.
  • Repair – diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full training will be provided, no skills required

Personal qualities

A keen interest in vehicles, the learner must be hard working and motivated with an interest to learn new skills, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s (including maths and English) or equivalent (A-C preferable).

Future prospects

A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

About the employer

Part of the wider Lookers group originally founded in 1908, we parallel the pedigree and quality credentials offered by Ford themselves. Demonstrated through our committed approach to delivering excellent customer care, you can be assured of an industry leading experience. From your initial enquiry right through to comprehensive aftersales care, our mission of "Customers for Life" is demonstrated in everything that we do. Our sales specialists are helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and in the event you wish to purchase one of our quality vehicles, will be able to advise you on all the financial options available.

Employer

Lookers

Address

19 Haltwhistle Road

South Woodham Ferrers

Chelmsford

CM3 5ZA

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Training provider

Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Ford approved college four times a year for two week periods to work towards to achieve their Ford Masters Technical Certificate at VRQ Level 2 and/or 3. An advisor will visit at least every 4-6 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Industry recognised framework qualification
  • Key Skills (IT, Communication and Application of Number)
  • VRQ Level 2 and/or Level 3
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Yasmin Hartley 01923 216165


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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017