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Trust Ford - Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice FORD RETAIL LIMITED

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 - 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

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001848513

  • 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

TrustFord - Sites throughout the UK and Channel Islands. 

Operating as an independent dealer group with its own board of directors and operating strategies, TrustFord is part of the Ford Retail Group which also owns and operates TrustFirstParts.

Accredited as one of the Sunday Times Top 25 Companies to work for, TrustFord operates a network of 58 dealership sites throughout the UK and Channel Islands. It employs 3,500 staff, all of whom are focused on Driving the Standard in Customer Care.

On our website, you can find out more about our new and used cars, Motability vehicles or vans, as well as our latest offers, servicing options and the latest driving advice from our hints and tips.

Employer

FORD RETAIL LIMITED

Address

Trust Ford Dagenham Transit Centre

Messina Way

Dagenham

RM9 6FF

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Sean Hogan 01923 216165 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 their Level 3 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
  • Electric Vehicle training
  • Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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