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Mechanical Electrical and Trim Apprentice Kingfisher Kustoms

Kingfisher has always had a large workshop, so we have been fitting the parts we sell for many years which gives us a great idea of what fits, how easy, product quality, etc. We have built many show cars, buggies, kits, cal lookers, vans and stockers over the past 29 years.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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

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  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 40 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A rare opportunity to work in a custom car garage.

Skills learnt in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment.

Duties to include:

  • Assessing faults
  • Preparing job cards and assessment reports
  • Accessing and removing mechanical and electrical components
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • Removing and re-installing mechanical and electrical systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have a keen interest in cars and be self sufficient.
  • Must speak clearly and ask questions when required.

Personal qualities

  • Tidy and Clean
  • Engaging and a keen problem solver.

Desired qualifications

  • Must hold A to C / 4 and above in English & maths

Future prospects

  • You will gain a level 3

About the employer

Established in 1980 and still independent, we at Kingfisher have with dealt air-cooled VW parts all our 37 years, so our knowledge is self explanatory.

At the helm over all this time is Dave Fisher, who along with his long serving staff will assist and advise you in all VW air-cooled matters.

We also have a large workshop where we service, repair, MOT, restore and race prepare only    air-cooled VW's. This gives us a product fitment knowledge second to none, we fit the parts we sell - a unique claim in the VW scene.

The air-cooled scene has witnessed many changes since Kingfisher started with the demise of all the major air-cooled suppliers. The fact that we are the only survivors speaks volumes for our loyal customers and knowledgeable staff.

Our stocks also cover our shop some item may have sold out during a transaction.


Kingfisher Kustoms


Unit 5

Oldbury Road


B66 1NU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Laura Hancox 0121 617 5018

Working towards a Level 3 Engineering Technicians role, training will include:

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and Techniques
  • Select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Set and adjust the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations
  • Select and use a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy
  • Produce complex and specialist components as a one off test and trial work piece and/or producing components in small or large batches
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)

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