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Trust Ford - Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice Trust Ford

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £187.60

  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday, 08:30 - 17:30. If Saturday is worked, you will get a day off during the week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001810237

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for the Apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever-changing technological developments within the car industry.

Day to day tasks will always vary but will normally include:

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians
  • Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly

The Car Technicians jobs fall into three categories:

  • 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

  • Full training will be provided
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Personal qualities

A keen interest in vehicles, the learner must be hard working and motivated with an interest to learn new skills.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including English and maths.

Future prospects

A possible full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless.

By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

Things to consider

You will attend the Henry Ford Academy on a quartley basis on weekly block attendance whilst having virtual learning and skills coach visits in between


About the employer

TrustFord is the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealership, wholly owned by Ford Motor Company.

Employer

Trust Ford

Address

169

Pier Road

Gillingham

ME7 1AF

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Ryan Green 01923 216165 ryan.green@skillnet.org.uk

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard.

Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained within the garage they will attend a Ford approved college four times a year for two-week periods to work towards to achieve their Ford Masters Technical Certificate at VRQ Level 3.

An advisor will visit at least every 4 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules
  • Electric Vehicle training

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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