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Apprentice Motor Vehicle Technician - Bowker BMW Bowker BMW

Bowker are looking to recruit an Apprentice Autocare Technician. A fantastic opportunity for a proactive and hardworking individual who is looking to start a career in the automotive sector.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00, with a 30-minute lunch break. Every third Saturday (Paid as overtime).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    07 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001708713

  • Positions

    1 available

This position offers the right person the opportunity to be part of a company, which invests both time and money in the professional development of its staff. A family run business and an award-winning team, with a low staff turnover and a number of managers who all started their careers as apprentices.

You will work on the BMW and Mini brand and will be trained in all aspects of vehicle maintenance. You will have exposure of both in-depth mechanical experiences and complex electronics, including programming. You will represent the BMW and Mini brand and its values by exceeding customer service in every aspect of your role.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Repair and replace faulty parts
  • Road test vehicles to check repairs
  • Carry out scheduled servicing and maintenance
  • Fit accessories like stereos and alarms

During your time as an apprentice, you will be assigned a mentor from Bowker who will coach and support you throughout your apprenticeship journey. You will also have access to a team of experienced technicians who can offer specialist support as you undertake the bespoke units of your apprenticeship standard.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills to help meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willingness to work as part of an effective team
  • Willingness to learn challenging and new skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Honest and reliable
  • Keen interest in the automotive trade

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

We see the successful candidate being retained by the business and progressing within the company to the Level 3 Apprenticeship.


About the employer

Automotive workshop and dealership at Bowker BMW and Mini in Blackburn.

Employer

Bowker BMW

Address

Trident Park

Trident Way

Blackburn

BB1 3NU

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Training

Training provider

BLACKBURN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 01254 2921500 apprenticeships@blackburn.ac.uk

Level 2 Autocare Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Day release to Blackburn College

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)


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