Ford MET Apprentice Technician- Minehead FORD RETAIL LIMITED

Apprentices will be assessing the extent of damage to mechanical and electrical components along side stripping and refitting vehicle parts that have accident damage in addition apprentices will be repairing or replacing damaged panels and components to a required standard whilst using diagnostic equipment to diagnose and fix electrical faults.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 8.30am - 5.30pm (weekend work maybe included).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment
  • Remove, repair and replace engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) and associated electrical system

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Apprentices will be required to achieve Certification in Refrigerant Handling (EC 842-2006) 
  • Not only will apprentices be working and trained within the garage, but they will also attend an approved college on block release to work towards and achieve their certificate at Level 3 in Vehicle Damage Mechanical Electrical and Trim (MET)
  • Functional skills maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority.

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, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within the motor industry. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Over 40 years ago Richard Beaver started out repairing cars underneath a tarpaulin in the back of his parents' garden. He then moved to a lockup at the Vennland Centre. Richard then opened up Richard Beaver's Garage on Quirke Street 36 years ago and he and Karen have grown the business steadily. Adding garages in Watchet and then Williton and of course Beaver Ford at Brunel Way, who are a Ford Authorised repairer. We closed down the garage on Quirke street and built a brand new workshop and showroom on Vulcan Road. We have our highly recommended Bodyshop on site too that offer free quotes on any bodywork. Our family run business has gathered loyal customers and staff along the way and we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality customer service and repairs on vehicles.




Beaver Ford Minehead, Enterprise Park, Brunel Way, Minehead

TA24 5BY

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Hannah Edwards


Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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