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Ford - Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Dorchester Ford

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 including Saturdays (Times TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    27 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001847243

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice 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, no skills required apart from 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 the equivalent at 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 to be an asset to Ford Motor Company

About the employer

Dorchester Ford is the place to head for all your parts and servicing needs, meaning that every vehicle need can be taken care of for complete peace of mind. Located in the centre of Dorchester and within a short drive of our Chard Ford, English Ford and Yeovil Ford dealerships, we boast a fantastic team of Ford-approved mechanics who are more than capable to service your vehicle to an incredible standard.

Employer

Dorchester Ford

Address

Unit 10

Great Western Industrial Centre

Dorchester

DT1 1RD

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Jamie rogan 01923216165 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 achieving their Ford Masters Technical Certificate at VRQ 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
  • VRQ Level 3
  • 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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