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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician - Gloucester Neil Ogden Commercials

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled team that is committed to quality. You will train to become a qualified light vehicle technician;

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Closing date: 15 Nov 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

    Working week: between 8:00am - 5:30pm Monday-Friday (total hours per week: 40.00)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001743981

  • Positions

    1 available

On this apprenticeship you will earn while you learn gaining a nationally recognised qualification and a future career. Modern cars are becoming increasingly complex and it is essential that today’s technicians are fully conversant with the most recent technology. The aim of this 3-year apprenticeship programme is to equip our apprentices with the skills and knowledge to competently service, maintain and repair our range of vehicles. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The duties of a Light Vehicle Technician may include:

  • Servicing – working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance – replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail
  • Repair – diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs, Functional Skills or Key Skills at grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent)
  • Predicated grades are accepted
  • Work experience/prior knowledge is beneficial but not essential

Future prospects

  • This apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our company
  • As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to employees

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

Applicants should consider the distance required to travel to the employer. Access to transport would be beneficial. For an idea of distance to travel, this link may be of use http://www.traveline.info/

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. You should apply immediately to avoid disappointment.


About the employer

All of our Staff at Neil Ogden Commercials are fully qualified technicians and have completed a recognised apprenticeship; We have diagnostic equipment by Launch, Texa, Snap- on, Mercedes Star diagnostic, Volvo & Daf and we have a Jaltest computer. Our Staff receive ongoing diagnostic training ensuring they keep up with the latest trends and are Irtec certified.

Employer

Neil Ogden Commercials

Address

Mill Place One Unit 12

Bristol Road

Gloucester

GL1 5SQ

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Training

Training provider

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by S&B Automotive Academy Ltd

Contact

Luke Morison 07398 092218 lmorison@sandbaa.com

S&B Automotive Academy is a specialist automotive training provider located in Bristol. S&B works in partnership with Neil Ogden Commercials to offer the light vehicle apprenticeship programme over a 3-year period which culminates in an end point assessment. 

Training is delivered in the workplace and via seven one-week college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy. The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a college mentor who will offer support, advice and guidance by monitoring progress through the use of electronic logbook which both employer and apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a year.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (if not already achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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