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Ford Masters Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship THORNBURY MOTORS LIMITED

You will be working alongside qualified technicians where you will be trained in all aspects of the maintenance and repair of light vehicles, from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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, 9am – 5pm (40 hours) May work some weekends. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000081560

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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
  • Light Vehicle technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly

The Light Vehicle 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

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

  • Will attend Henry Ford Academy on block release
  • Apprentices will be working, and will be trained, within the dealership and 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:
  • Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (If required)
  • Certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority including a Master Technician.
  • The opportunities are endless.
  • By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within specific interests they may have.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required, Full training will be provided

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Ford Retail is the largest Ford dealer group in the UK and 100% owned by Ford Motor Company. We supply over 85,000 new and used vehicles per year through our dealer network and offer competitive quotes for cars and commercial vehicles on contract hire, finance and outright purchase.

Employer

THORNBURY MOTORS LIMITED

Address

Grovesend Road

Thornbury

Bristol

BS35 2EF

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Contact

Charlotte Steer

charlotte.steer@skillnet.org.uk

01923216165

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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