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Trust Ford - Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Apprentice Trust Ford

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified MET technicians to be fully trained in preparing and painting repaired panels. You'll be responsible for undertaking paint repair and restoration work on all makes of motor vehicles, whilst achieving the highest standards possible.

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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, 9am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001845926

  • Positions

    1 available

As an 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Practical
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to listen

A keen interest in the cars and an urge to learn about the exterior treatment of cars and working in a very hands-on environment.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority.

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, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within motorsport.


About the employer

TrustFord is the world’s largest Ford dealer group, operating over 60 sites in the UK, including Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

TrustFord forms part of Ford Retail Group. As well as managing its Ford franchise operation for new car and commercial vehicles, the business runs as a multi franchise for used cars, used commercial vehicles, aftersales and parts.  Ford Retail Group also owns and operates 14 Parts Plus sites nationally and is expanding its Quick Lane operation.

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Jamie Rogan 01923 216165 jamie.rogan@skillnet.org.uk

Level 3 Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician apprenticeship standard.

Not only will apprentices be working and trained within the garage, but they will also attend a Ford approved college to work towards and achieve their Certificate at Level 3 in Vehicle Damage Mechanical Electrical and Trim (MET). A skills coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. 

Together with generous rewards and structured approach to training and development, Trust Ford offer real job security and every opportunity to progress. So if you are committed and are looking for a career, please apply.

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)


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