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Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Apprenticeship Balgores Motor Group

Remit are recruiting on behalf of Balgores Motor Group who are on the search for an enthusiastic and committed individual to undertake and develop under a Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 17 Dec 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. Hours can vary slightly from starting at 08:30 or 09:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001757356

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a MET Technician is to identify mechanical and electrical components on damaged motor vehicles which need to be removed before the bodywork repairs can be carried out and to refit them after the repairs are complete.

As an Mechanical, Electrical and Trim apprentice, you will gain expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems. This includes:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment.
  • Remove, repair, and replace: engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

You may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new, wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud, polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors.

Wage is at least National Minimum for an apprentice and depends on experience.

Hours can vary slightly from starting at 08:30 or 09:00.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A basic level of experience in an automotive environment

Personal qualities

We want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working in the automotive industry and want to become experts in their technical field.

Key personal skills to demonstrate include:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Mechanical interest
  • Personal responsibility and resilience
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • Persistence and determination
  • The ability to work well with others
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Desired qualifications

A minimum of GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English Language are essential.

Future prospects

Balgores are looking for individuals to undertake the Apprenticeship Programme with the potential to develop and build a full-time career with them after completion.

Things to consider

Closing dates:

Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Travel:

Please check you are able to travel to this branch easily each day.


About the employer

Balgores Motor Group is East Anglia’s leading Accident Repair Group with eleven manufacturer-approved car body repair centres throughout Essex and Suffolk, including Romford, Brentwood, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, Sudbury, and Bury St Edmunds. They offer a wide range of accident repair services, including vehicle recovery, accident management, courtesy vehicles and more.

Employer

Balgores Motor Group

Address

Eastgates

Moorside

Colchester

CO1 2TJ

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Training

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Paul Northridge

This is a Vehicle Damage MET Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

  • Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply.

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

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021