Ford Masters Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Purbeck Ford

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: 30 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

    5 days a week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    18 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001233123

  • 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 but will normally include:

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting senior technicians

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 or equivalent  - A-C in English and Maths required.

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

The Wool and Bovington Motors Group Ltd, with over 60 years of trading has the distinction of being the oldest family run motor trade business in Dorset now in its fourth successive generation. Located within the Purbeck peninsula, on the south coast of England, We are able to offer the full range of new and used Ford vehicles from our Dorset based dealerships. This coupled with four generations of family ownership ensures we can offer the most competitive pricing across the range whilst maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and care. As well as specialising in the supply of New and nearly new Ford vehicles, Wool and Bovington Motors are accredited Ford approved repairers, specialising in the service and repair of Ford cars, light commercials including motor homes and specialist vehicles. We are also appointed as a Ford Accident Repair Centre approved by most major insurance companies and local authorities, specialising in all aspects of accident and body repairs including restoration and paintwork. We can offer the Ford Rapid Fit service throughout our branches specialising in tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes and MOT’s for all makes at a competitive price while you wait. Wool and Bovington Motors are an approved genuine Ford parts supplier operating timely delivery services to both retail and trade customers across the south coast. through our own fleet of specialist delivery vehicles. Our Motability premier partner team offer worry free motoring providing personal solutions to suit your individual motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience of the motability scheme. Our dedicated customer service team will be pleased to help with any enquiry, keeping our commitment to you for your safe and trouble free motoring.

Employer

Purbeck Ford

Address

Corfe Road

Wareham

BH20 5AA

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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 6-8 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.
  • Functional Skills (ICT, Maths and English)
  • 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

Kurt Mckenna


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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017