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Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Think Ford

Skillnet are recruiting on behalf of Ford who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career and join their skilled team as a Light Vehicle Technician on their award-winning apprenticeship programme. If you are interested, apply now!

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    Monday - Friday, may include weekends, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001836396

  • 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

  • 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 (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 including English and maths required

Future prospects

A potential 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.


About the employer

Whether you contact or visit us in Basingstoke, Bracknell, Farnborough, Guildford, Newbury, Reading or Wokingham, you'll always receive comprehensive service and customer support. We offer specialist advice and vehicles for business users and customers on the Motability Scheme – and the Ford range is versatile enough to meet different driver needs. Every vehicle that we provide can be chosen with one of our Ford special offers or financing packages.

These are tailored to meet the varying needs of different motorists throughout the year, from deals on business leasing to winter vehicle health checks, MOTs and tyre fittings. As a Ford owner, come back to us for manufacturer-approved servicing and aftersales care. Book in for a service and you can feel reassured by the capability and efficiency of our Ford-trained technicians.

Each location can also provide you with genuine Ford replacement parts and accessories – contact us to discuss your needs and our current stock.

Employer

Think Ford

Address

Moorfield Road

Guildford

GU1 1TB

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Sean Hogan 01923 216 165 sean.hogan@skillnet.org.uk

Not only will apprentices be working and be trained within the garage, they will attend a Ford approved college. 

A Skills Coach will make contact every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

As a result, The Apprentice will receive the following qualifications:

  • Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3(Standard)
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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