Automotive Apprentice Level 2 Parkways Garages

Accelerate your career in the automotive industry! We are in search of an enthusiastic, dependable, and ambitious individual who possesses a genuine love for cars and a thirst for knowledge in the realm of automotive servicing and maintenance.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    *Wages:* £211.20 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

    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

    *Working Hours:* 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between 8.30am to 5.00pm. Variable depending on workload. Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000229837

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to undertake duties such as tyre and exhaust replacement, conducting MOT tests, and vehicle preparation. If you're ready to fuel your passion for automobiles and kick-start a rewarding career, apply now to join our reputable establishment.

Learning and Development:

  • Gain hands-on experience by working closely with a qualified mentor who will provide valuable guidance and support
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of various tasks, including replacing tyres and exhaust systems, conducting general maintenance, and servicing duties
  • Participate in the essential process of MOT testing and vehicle preparation, honing your skills in ensuring compliance with safety and regulatory standards
  • Familiarise yourself with an array of specialised tools and equipment, ranging from basic hand tools to power tools and precision measuring instruments, including tire changing machines

Duties and Tasks:

  • Execute brake changes meticulously, prioritising the safety and optimal functionality of the vehicle's braking system
  • Carry out oil and filter changes to ensure the engine operates at its peak performance level
  • Assist in clutch repairs, ensuring smooth gear changes and efficient vehicle operation
  • Engage in comprehensive engine diagnostics to identify and address performance issues effectively
  • Master cylinder head replacement techniques for proficient engine repair
  • Undertake suspension work and tackle a diverse range of automotive tasks, expanding your skillset and expertise in the field

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship in Autocare Technician consists of:

  • Level 2 Standard Autocare Technician qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to twelve weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 qualification may be available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired

About the employer

At Parkways Garage, we are a dedicated and hard-working family-run business, specialising in all types of mechanical work and MOTs. With a commitment to excellence, our top priority is delivering the highest quality workmanship while ensuring the utmost customer satisfaction. With years of experience in the industry, our skilled team of automotive experts is well-equipped to handle a wide range of automotive needs. Whether it's routine maintenance, complex repairs, or MOT testing, we go above and beyond to provide reliable, efficient, and transparent services.

Employer

Parkways Garages

Address

Unit 7

Willow Court, St. Modwen Road

Plymouth

PL6 8LQ

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Training

Training provider

SKILLS TO GROUP 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

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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