Apprentice BMW Motor Vehicle Technician - Chandlers Brighton BMW Group Academy

We are currently recruiting for a Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers.

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

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001307334

  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI workshop environment, where you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

All BMW Motor Vehicle Technician Apprentices attend the BMW Group Academy UK in Berkshire for their off-the-job training. This ensures consistent training throughout the UK and allows our apprentices to train on up-to-the-minute products and technology. The training takes place over a 3 year period and takes the form of classroom and workshop sessions.

The course is unique to BMW with a special emphasis on electronics and cutting edge technology; your training will include the opportunity to work on the latest cars, engines and BMW diagnostic equipment, ultimately leading to the ability to undertake maintenance, service and repair activities on vehicles to the highest standards once fully qualified.

During the time spent at your Retailer, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To have good manual dexterity.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole
  • To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn
  • A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism
  • To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Qualifications required

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSE Grade A*-C/9-4 or Functional Skills Level 2 (or equivalent) in the following subjects: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will continue your development on the BMW Technical Programme.

Things to consider

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the BMW Group Academy in Berkshire to complete their apprenticeship training. Training is completed in two-week blocks approximately once every two-three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer (travel, accommodation and food). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

All Motor Vehicle Technician, Aftersales Customer Service (Parts & Service) and Motorcycle Technician Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer, and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training. The BMW Group Academy is based at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. All Bodyshop Technician (Paint & Panel) Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer or Bodyshop, and will attend our body training facility for their training. The body training facility is located in Milton Keynes.

Employer

BMW Group Academy

Address

Chandlers Garage

Victoria Road

Portslade

Brighton

BN41 1YH

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Training provider

  • IMI Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician
  • IMI Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling
  • IMI Level 2 Award in Electric / Hybrid Vehicle
  • IMI Accreditation Service Maintenance Technician

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician [light vehicle]

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMW Group Academy

Contact

Mark Sadler 01189 480 449 apprenticerecruitment@bmw.co.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications are to be done through the BMW Apprenticeship website. The apply online link can be found at the bottom of the website below. Once you click on the website link, this will bring up BMW Group UK Careers. Then please click on the left navigation BMW Centre Careers. Following this, please click on the link BMW Centre Apprenticeships. The online application form is found at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can search via Google for BMW Centre Apprenticeships. Candidates will only be contacted if they meet the initial criteria for the BMW/MINI programme.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Nov 2017