Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair- Heavy Goods Vehicles Jack Kingdon
You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of maintenance and repair on a variety of vehicles and plant. This could be a 32 tonne rigid up to a 44 tonne articulated lorry, tractor units and trailers, swing shovels and diggers or various small plant.
Closing date: today
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
30 Sep 2017
22 Aug 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The successful apprentice will undergo a strict induction process upon joining, but must also have a basic understanding of how a vehicle works. Work will involve starting from the ground up, maintaining workshop cleanliness, and working alongside a dedicated fitter.
Duties will include:
- Maintain a safe and clean workshop
- Maintain, inspect, repair and test vehicles and equipment
- Carry out periodic safety inspections to all HGV vehicles
- Carry out light welding, fabrication and body repairs as required
- Ensure all relevant legislation and health and safety are adhered to
- You must be a good time-keeper.
Your working week will be a maximum of 40 hours but Saturday mornings are essential. Time-off will be given off during the week.
Starting pay will be £3.50 but this will increase, subject to satisfactory progress and completion of probationary period. On completion of your Level 2 studies, we would support you in studying at Level 3 with a greater emphasis on diagnostics.
Requirements and prospects
An interest in heavy vehicles is preferred and existing mechanical knowledge an advantage.
- Use own initiative
- Problem solver/logical
- Physical strength
- Have a sense of humour
- Driving licence preferred but not essential
- GCSE grades D/E or equivalent in English and Maths preferred
Things to consider
About the employer
You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a week or on a block release basis. You will work towards achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, work based and knowledge componants, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification, personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS) and if required Functional Skills in Maths and English
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business
Lauren Wheeler 0845 6099599
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Closing date: today