Apprenticeship in Classic Vehicle Restoration – Pride & Joy Classic Cars Pride & Joy Classic Cars

Advanced Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship in Classic Vehicle Restoration

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001316027

  • Positions

    1 available

This Apprenticeship Programme has been developed to ensure the specialist skills required to service, maintain and restore post-war and modern classic motor cars are passed on to the next generation of Engineers and continue to thrive within the Restoration Industry.

Pride & Joy was established in 2001 and has won a reputation for providing a friendly and professional service for all British Classics but specialising in Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles.

With its combination of practical, award-winning restoration know-how and good commercial experience, the company offers a one-stop-shop for all classic British marques. Its ethos is to get things right first time and work is carried out in its well-equipped workshop by experienced staff.

The UK and International Classic Vehicle Restoration industry has grown significantly over the last decade. It has a shortage of skilled and trained specialists and therefore offers great prospects and opportunities to keen and enthusiastic applicants.

The company has a vacancy for a Mechanical Apprentice who will gain experience of servicing, maintenance, restoration, renovation and Re-manufacturing of a broad range of Rolls Royce and Bentley cars and other classics past and present.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate must have a keen interest and a strong passion for classic motor cars.

Some previous work experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

• Good communication skills
• Excellent practical skills
• The ability to work quickly and work to very high standards
• The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

Successful candidates must:

  • Have good organisational skills
  • Show willingness and desire to learn
  • Be able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Share a true passion for motor vehicles

Qualifications required

Previous motor vehicle work experience is useful but not essential, GCSE Grades 4 to 9 (A-C) Maths and English are preferred but not a requirement.

Future prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, apprentices will be trained and qualified as a classic vehicle ‘Heritage Engineering Technician’. Employment after completion of the third year is subject to performance and a position being available.

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping and personal presentation will all be taken into account throughout the interview process. Note: From April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £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

Pride & Joy was established in 2001 and has won a reputation for providing a friendly and professional service for all British Classics but specialising in Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles. With its combination of practical, award-winning restoration know-how and good commercial experience, the company offers a one-stop-shop for all classic British marques. Its ethos is to get things right first time and work is carried out in its well-equipped workshop by experienced staff.

Employer

Pride & Joy Classic Cars

Address

3

The Cordwainers

Southend-On-Sea

SS2 5RU

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Training provider

Full time employment with training at Pride & Joy Classic Cars working towards becoming qualified as a ‘Heritage Engineering Technician’ specialising in ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration’.

Apprentices will gain experience in specialist departments working alongside skilled craftsmen. Apprentices will attend college on block release where they will be taught the engineering principles and theory behind each system and process.

They will gain practical experience of working on components and vehicles and participate in events and enrichment activities throughout the programme.

Successful applicants will attend college on a residential block-release programme delivered over 36 months. College will be from Sunday Evening/Monday Morning to 2.00pm Friday. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the company.

In order to ensure that apprentices are competent in completing tasks on their own, Assessors will observe tasks being carried out in the work place at every 6 – 8 weeks. Assessors and Tutors will provide a strong support network to ensure that Apprentices progress and succeed.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Restoration

Training provider

North London Garage Group Training Association

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North London Garages GTA

Contact

Recruitment Team 0208 805 6967 recruitment@nlggta.co.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

Please ensure you are within practical travelling distance of Southend-on-Sea (SS2 5RU). Please quote the vacancy reference number on your application.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Nov 2017