Ford Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Yeovil Ford

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 may include occasional Saturday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001307919

  • 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 (A-C in Maths and English 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.

About the employer

Specialising in offering new and used Ford cars, Yeovil Ford's mission is to deliver comprehensive choice, competitive pricing and unrivalled service for customers, across all sectors of the business: Sales, Parts and Servicing.

Employer

Yeovil Ford

Address

Unit 1

Challenger Way

Yeovil

BA22 8XG

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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 includes:

  • 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 Body and Paint

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Kurt McKenna 01923 216165


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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017