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Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprentice Elkins Ford Ltd

An exciting opportunity for a Light Vehicle 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, with occasional Saturday's. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001849136

  • 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 senior 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
  • Full training will all be provided

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) would be preferable.

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.

Things to consider

Applicants must already be partly qualified.


About the employer

For over a century the Elkins family have taken a 'hands on' approach to build a successful business that prides itself on great service. You can always expect friendly advice from people who care, that's all part of the Elkins Ford experience

Employer

Elkins Ford Ltd

Address

The Garage

Westbury Leigh

Westbury

BA13 3SB

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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, but they will also attend a Ford approved college four times a year for two-week periods to work towards achieving 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:

  • Industry recognised apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation
  • 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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