Volvo Cars Multi-Skilled Body & Paint Apprentice Hildenborough Volvo

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity within the Volvo Cars Authorised Repairer Network where you can learn and develop both new and your existing skills in an exciting and challenging role - best of all you'll earn while you learn!

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Closing date: 08 Sep 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

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 17:00 and Friday, 08:00 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    19 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001231890

  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate’s daily duties will involve: 

  • Remove & refit body panels e.g. wings, doors, bonnets, tailgates.
  • Repairing & reshaping panels using body filler, panel hammers and other special tools.
  • Welding on new panels.
  • Mixing & applying primers & colour coats, using spray guns & equipment.
  • Polishing painted panels using polishing machine.
  • Remove & refit of mechanical parts e.g. wheels, suspension, steering, air conditioning, transmissions, engines.
  • Remove & refit electrical components e.g. lights, security systems, instruments & entertainment systems, charging and starting systems, electrical fault finding.
  • Remove & refit interior & exterior trims e.g. bumpers, spoilers, door trims, carpets.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Be good in a practical environment
  • Be very safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work in a results-focused environment
  • Take responsibility to keep your product knowledge up to date and relevant
  • Flexibility to work within workshop opening hours, including weekends

Qualifications required

  • You will need 3 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C, especially Maths, English, ICT or equivalent

Future prospects

Potential to secure a full time permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The off the job training will be conducted at the Volvo training centre in Daventry, Northants which may involve you staying away from home for 2-4 nights every 2-3 months, the cost of travel costs and accommodation would be met by the employer * 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).

About the employer

Hildenborough is part of the HSF Group with 8 Volvo dealerships located in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and the largest independent UK dealer group in the UK. All our teams are committed to providing you and your Volvo with outstanding service. Volvo Cars Description: The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Volvo Cars a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China. Our vision is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the care for the environment. Learning Provider: Volvo Training & Development Centre in partnership with the Consortium of Vocational and Educational Trainers Limited

Employer

Hildenborough Volvo

Address

140 Tonbridge Road

Hildenborough

Tonbridge

TN11 9HJ

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Training provider

  • Over the 36-40 month programme, you will initially work towards a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Multiskilled Vehicle Collision Repair before progressing to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship also in either Vehicle Body Repair or Refinishing 

You will receive the following:

  • At work training supported with coaching and assessment
  • Instructor led training  at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish)
  • Webinar based modules
  • Qualification unit assignments:  NVQ level 2
  • In repairer and web based assessments towards your qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Volvo Training & Development Centre

Contact

Aidan Tierney aidan@calexuk.com


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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017