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Apprentice Workshop Mechanic Tuxford Lawnmower Centre Limited

This is a position for someone to learn the how to in garden machinery, from basic servicing to diagnosing major issues and knowing how to overcome them. This is an all-round position and will not only allow for knowledge and understanding of garden machinery but also plant machinery.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38

    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, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    14 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001817494

  • Positions

    1 available

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­This is a position for someone to learn the how to in garden machinery, from basic servicing to diagnosing major issues and knowing how to overcome them. You will be working alongside trained technicians who will guide you through everything you need to know.

Our busy season runs from March through to November, then it slows down slightly giving you the time to get caught up on other jobs such as maintenance of the workshop and working on other workshop skills. This is an all-round position and will not only allow for knowledge and understanding of garden machinery but also plant machinery.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Servicing and repairing all forms of garden machinery
  • Building up new garden machinery
  • Washing down garden machinery
  • General yard duties
  • Diagnosing problems with garden machinery
  • Learning how to order parts for specific machines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No experience required as full training will be given
  • We are looking for someone who has good communication skills
  • You will be required to work to deadlines, with good time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Candidate must be confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable
  • The vacancy is based in a small team and the candidate will be expected to work using their own initiative
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • A hard-working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail
  • Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems
  • The successful candidate will be organised and have a good attention to detail
  • The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths, English and IT are required.

Future prospects

Could progress to garage manager.

Things to consider

You will have the option to work flexibly as part of this role.

Following an initial period your wage may increase subject to performance, we will review wages every 3 months.

Weekend work is required (please confirm hours) possible in the summer months but not definite.

The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work.

The role will involve working outdoors/in all weathers/heat/cold/lifting etc.


About the employer

We are a long-standing business of 35 years providing servicing, repairs and sales of all garden machinery. We service lawnmowers, two stroke items, (chainsaws, strimmer’s, rotavators, stone saws etc.)

Employer

Tuxford Lawnmower Centre Limited

Address

Ashcroft

Gainsborough Road

Newark

NG23 7HX

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Training

Training provider

BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riseholme College

Contact

Michelle Bailey michelle.bailey@riseholme.ac.uk

Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Day release at Riseholme College
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Training will be provided mostly in the workplace with an assessor coming to visit on a regular basis to do work-based reviews, assessments, and observations

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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