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Ford - Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice Furrows Ltd

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: 31 Dec 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 - 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

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    16 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001846267

  • 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

About the employer

Ford is the largest Ford dealer group in the UK and 100% owned by Ford Motor Company. We supply over 85,000 new and used vehicles per year through our dealer network and offer competitive quotes for cars and commercial vehicles on contract hire, finance and outright purchase.

Employer

Furrows Ltd

Address

Harlescott Lane

Shrewsbury

SY1 3EQ

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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

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 to work towards to achieving their L3 Standard in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • 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

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
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (If required)

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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