Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician Yewbarrow Garage

Our client is looking for a hard-working and determined candidate to join them as a Light Vehicle Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within the automotive industry.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 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

    Mon - Fri, 08.30 - 17.30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091059584

  • Positions

    1 available

The Light Vehicle Level Apprenticeship responsibilities will include:

  • Servicing vehicles - carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
  • Advising customers about the repairs that are required
  • Producing time estimates
  • Maintaining repair and service records

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To become a Light Vehicle Technician, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly but also pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Determined: able to recognise the opportunity afforded by the apprenticeship and willing to commit to success
  • Analytical: able to approach problems logically
  • Compliant: prepared to accept leadership and direction
  • Empathetic: able to get on with colleagues
  • Diligent: determined to get things right first time with close attention to quality
  • Persistent: able to balance priorities so that, whilst at work the job comes first
  • Integrity: is honest with self and others

Qualifications required

  • There are no entry requirements to apply, however you will need to complete initial assessments in English, Maths and ICT showing you working to functional skills level 1 or higher

Future prospects

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to further their employability prospects within this sector.

Things to consider

You should make sure you are able to travel to the company before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. To prepare yourself for interview please make sure you have researched this role before applying to familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company's website as well as ours. Most technicians work 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday but may be required to also work Saturdays with a day off in the week. Some tasks may be physically demanding although you will use lifting equipment to move heavy parts.

About the employer

Yewbarrow Garage, car and light commercial servicing, repairs, MOT's, bodywork, recovery service. A fully equipped garage with the latest diagnostics. Free local collection and delivery service.

Established for over 20 years Yewbarrow Garage Ltd is a well respected MOT Testing Centre & Vehicle Servicing Garage in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.

Amongst other things we specialise in:

Car Servicing & MOT Testing
Replacement Parts
Air Conditioning Recharges
Bodywork Repairs & Re-sprays
Dashboard Warning Lights
Breakdown Recovery
Tow Bars Fitted
At Yewbarrow Garage Ltd we focus on providing an exceptional garage service with competitive pricing. We have been serving customers in the Grange-over-Sands area for many years and have an up-to-date fully equipped test centre with all the facilities to service and repair your vehicles. Including computer diagnostic equipment to ensure the work carried out on your vehicle runs as smoothly and as efficiently as possible.

Employer

Yewbarrow Garage

Address

3 Station Yard

Grange Over Sands

LA11 6DW

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Training provider

  • This course usually takes 3 years to gain a Standards Level 3 qualification.
  • To do this you'll go to a further education (FE) college, for 15 x one week blocks.
  • The rest of the time will be spent in a place of employment where you will get to learn practical skills from seeing the real working environment
  • Once you pass your assessments and progress through your course you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.
  • To ensure you are competent in completing tasks on your own a Remit assessor will visit you periodically at the work place to complete assessment testing with you

Training is delivered to suit the needs of every apprentice and their employer, where possible, and includes:

  • On-the-job supported study
  • E-learning
  • Distance learning and self-study
  • Classroom sessions
  • Off-the-job training
  • Block training

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Waseem Iqbal


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017