Ford Masters Body Repair Apprenticeship 8710 Ford Motor Company Limited

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified body panel technicians to be fully trained repairing and replacing damaged panels.

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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 and the occasional saturday maybe required

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001307437

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for apprentices to gain work experience working as a Vehicle Body Panel Technician alongside fully qualified body panel technicians.

Learners will be trained to repair and replace damaged panels using the following approved techniques:

  • Gas
  • Electric
  • plastic welding up to B.S.I certification,

They will also gain knowledge and experience repairing damaged vehicles using specialist body jigs and tooling.

In addition, the Ford Masters Apprentice will develop skills/awareness of estimating, an essential function for a body shop's profitability. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full Training to be provided, no skills required

Personal qualities

A keen interest in the cars and an urge to learn about the exterior treatment of cars.

Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) in Maths and English at grades A-C is required

Future prospects

A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority. 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, whether it be progressing through their dealership, working towards a job within motorsport or working on large military vehicles in the Armed Forces.

Things to consider

Whilst attending one of the Ford approved colleges four times a year for a two week period, travel and accommodation will be paid for. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, 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. All apprentices must apply online.

About the employer

TrustFord is the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealership, wholly owned by Ford Motor Company.

Our 65 UK-wide dealerships all became TrustFord in June 2014. You might have visited us when we had a different name, such as Dagenham Motors, Polar Ford, Brunel Ford, Heartlands Ford or Lindsay Ford.

Employer

Ford Motor Company Limited

Address

374

Ealing Road

Wembley

HA0 1HG

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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 4-6 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

An Apprentice’s training would include:

  • Industry recognised framework qualification
  • Functional Skills (ICT, English and Maths)
  • 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 01923216165


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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017