Apprentice Vehicle Fitter Protyre

Tyremart Services

Working as an Apprentice Vehicle Fitter, at one of our busy centres, plays an important role in today’s fast paced, customer focussed industry.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£140.00

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 17:30

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

27 Jun 2017

Date posted

17 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001181116

 

If you have a passion for cars, and all things mechanical, this is the ideal opportunity to kick start your career. 

With most people struggling to find the time to get things done, a Vehicle Fitting Apprentice plays a vital role in the automotive industry. 

Customers need to know their vehicle can be worked on, quickly, efficiently and to the highest standards.

As an Apprentice vehicle fitter, you will work alongside a qualified Vehicle Fitter, learning a trade vital to todays fast paced society

Duties will include;

  • Checking, repairing and replacing tyres
  • Carrying out steering geometry checks to ensure they are within manufacturer specifications
  • You will also be working on braking, steering, suspension and exhaust systems
  • Most importantly, dealing with customers

 

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 2 framework in Vehicle Fitting qualification, and be a fully qualified Vehicle Fitter.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be;

  • A good communicator
  • Practical
  • Able to work in a busy, fast moving environment

Personal qualities

You should be;

  • Able to show attention to detail, and focused on quality
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to study
  • A team player

Qualifications required

Ideally, you will have, or be predicted to gain, good GCSE’s (or equivalent) in English and Maths, although these are not essential. 

However, you must be literate and numerate.

 

Future prospects

Once qualified, the right candidate could progress within the company.

Things to consider

Positive points • As a Vehicle Fitter, you will have a number of transferable skills. • Customer satisfaction, and meeting targets is highly rewarding, and gives great job satisfaction Negative points • This is a physically demanding role, being active for long periods throughout the day • You may be expected to work Saturday’s on a rota basis From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

With over 100 Centres, Protyre is one of the UK’s largest independent chain of fast fit and mechanical centres, and, is continuing to grow.

Employer

Tyremart Services

Training provider

Your apprenticeship will last approximately 2 years, working towards a VRQ and VCQ in Vehicle Fitting. 

Functional Skills as required
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

During this time, you will attend residential block release training at our state of the art Training Centre in Shrewsbury for a total of 10 weeks.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Fitting

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Carol Buckley 01743 762045 carol.buckley@provq.com

Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the application form in full and to the best of your ability. Do not apply directly to the Employer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2017