Apprentice Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician - Tunbridge Wells, Kent P K MOTORS ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

As an Apprentice Vehicle Damage MET Technician, you will work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. You will be stripping and refitting all vehicle parts and rebuilding vehicle suspension and resetting the geometry. The successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225165

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Stripping and refitting all vehicle parts
  • Rebuilding vehicle suspension and resetting the geometry
  • Removing, replacing, and reinstalling SRS systems
  • Reinstating the vehicle to pre-accident and a roadworthy condition

The training you will be getting

  • Our training partner will deliver a high quality Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician Level 3 programme here in our state-of-the-art bodyshop
  • No college attendance required as training will take place onsite.
  • You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor who will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle MET technician.
  • You will achieve a certification in Refrigerant Handling (EC 842-2006) 
  • Once the apprenticeship is complete you will achieve a Level 3 Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician qualification
  • Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills (if not already achieved)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship, you can expect permanent employment as well as opportunities to progress within the company into roles such as Workshop Controller, Vehicle Damage Assessor or Bodyshop Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English GCSE or equivalent (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE or equivalent (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

PK Motors is an independent, family run accident repair centre based in Tunbridge Wells, who have been repairing vehicles since 1971. We work alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers, insurers and accident management companies, as well as private vehicle owners and carry out accident repairs on all makes and models vehicles, from minor cosmetic repairs right through to extensive structural damage. We have earned a great reputation in the local area for the high quality of repair work and first class customer service we provide and our Tunbridge Wells bodyshop holds the BS10125 standard for vehicle body repair, along with numerous manufacturer & insurance approvals, guaranteeing only the highest standards. PK Motors Accident Repair Centre was established in 1971, by the principal director Philip Rawlingson, and has been trading on its present site since inception. Over the years, PK Motors Accident Repair Centre has expanded steadily in order to keep up with the ever-changing automotive industry. And with further planned levels of expansion and modernisation we look to continue in that way for years to come. Over time Philip has developed PK Motors Accident Repair Centre into what it is today and with a team of 25 employees behind him, some of whom are long serving with over 20 years’ service to Philip and PK, it has meant the continuation of quality work produced is sustained. You can be rest assured that we will show you the same level of commitment and desire, to ensure your vehicle is returned to its former glory.

Employer

P K MOTORS ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

Address

1 NORTH FARM ROAD

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

TN2 3DH

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Training

Training provider

AUTO-ASSESS LIMITED

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

Contact

Sim Yoxen

sim@auto-assessltd.co.uk

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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