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Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Buckingham Ford (T/U Redding & Redding 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: 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. May include Saturdays.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001847105

  • 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 in English and maths required

Future prospects

A 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

You will find Buckingham Ford is in the heart of the Town and only a 15 minute drive from both Milton Keynes and the M1 motorway or Brackley and the A43. There has been a Dealership at this location for over 100 years and we are proud of the good relationship Buckingham Ford has built up in the local community.

Employer

Buckingham Ford (T/U Redding & Redding Ltd)

Address

Ford Street

Buckingham

MK18 1AQ

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Jamie rogan 07867467269 jamie.rogan@skillnet.org.uk

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 NVQ Level 3. An advisor will visit at least every 6-8 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:

  • Industry recognised apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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