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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician Banwell Garage

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; the successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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

    8:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001779480

  • 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

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Good practical skills
  • Be safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player/working with others
  • Reliable
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards

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

Banwell Garage is a motor repairer based in the village of Banwell close to Weston-Super-Mare in North Somerset, in close proximity to Junction 21 of the M5 and easily accessed from neighbouring towns and villages including Sandford, Winscombe, Locking and Hutton to name a few.

Banwell Garage was established in 1994 and has been serving the local community ever since. The family run business is now joined by a team of highly skilled, qualified and knowledgeable technicians and front of house staff. Our aim at Banwell Garage is to offer a friendly yet professional service to each and every customer we welcome through our doors. Here at Banwell Garage we understand that a broken vehicle is likely to cause a fair bit of stress, we work as quickly and as carefully as possible to carry out any diagnosis and repair making sure that the result is right first time.

Consider us for:

  • MOT Testing
  • Vehicle Servicing
  • General Repairs
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cam Belts / Timing Belts
  • Diagnostics
  • Brakes
  • Gearboxes
  • Engine Tuning
  • Tyres
  • Clutches
  • Exhausts

Banwell Garage is run in association with Thatchway Motorsport, a local motorsport team that specialises in the preparation and running of track-day and race vehicles. Race specification vehicles must be meticulously prepared and maintained, not only to perform well from a reliability point of view but also to remain as safe as possible. This element of our expertise is something we carry over in to our motor repairs workshop in Banwell where we take care of many of our customer’s prestige and fast road vehicles.

Employer

Banwell Garage

Address

A 20

Banwell

BS29 6HA

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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

Matthew Hunt 07863 136692 mhunt@sandbaa.com

  • Level 3 Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard

S&B Automotive Academy is a specialist automotive training provider located in Bristol. S&B works in partnership with Banwell Garage  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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