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Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician Apprenticeship Dorking Accident Repair Centre- VWG P&B

As part of the Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body network, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will develop the skills you need to successfully refinish vehicles back to factory standards and return them to our customers as good as new.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    £4.81 per hour – £10,004.80 Per Year

    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. 0830 – 1730. • Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. • Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071170

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technicians work methodically to return customer vehicles to factory standards, diagnosing and fixing faults and distributing work as required to other specialists.

Due to the high level of technology within our vehicles you will develop skills in mechanics and electrics

While the type of work carried out will vary according to location, some of the typical day to day duties include:

·       Removing and fitting basic mechanical, electrical and trim components

·       Removing and refitting non-structural body panels

·       Removing, renewing and refitting mechanical and electrical systems and vehicle trims following accident damage

·       Carrying our vehicle inspections

·       Identifying the extent of vehicle damage

·       Accessing and removing damage components

·       Installing new components

·       Using specialist equipment and techniques including welding and soldering to undertake repairs.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the National Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

On successful completion of the three year programme you will receive the following:

·       Level 3 Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician

·       Brand certifications 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Methodical

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Information on the Apprentice National Minimum Wage can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions Please do not contact the retailer, approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Our network of Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body Centres deliver a first-class service to customers using teams of highly trained experts and the same paint, parts and materials that are used at our factories.

Employer

Dorking Accident Repair Centre- VWG P&B

Address

Lincoln Rd, Dorking RH4 1TD

RH4 1TD

Contact

Georgia Marlow

Georgia.marlow@apprentice-employment.co.uk

07540 716312

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)


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