Apprentice Vehicle Technician BEWICK MOBILITY LIMITED

Join Bewick Mobility, the North East's premier vehicle adaptation specialist. Enable independence by customising vehicles and supplying mobility aids. During this niche apprenticeship, you will support with vehicle customisation and the supply of mobility aids, ensuring customer independence.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday (8:30AM - 5:00PM) Friday (8:30AM - 4:00PM) Working hours can be adjusted to aid relevant training opportunities.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240154

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Install a variety of vehicle adaptations at our Blaydon premises, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  • Fit boot hoists, driving controls, electric swivel seats, and other adaptations according to manufacturer guidelines.
  • Conduct thorough testing of installed adaptations to ensure functionality and safety.
  • Assist in diagnosing and troubleshooting technical issues related to vehicle adaptations.
  • Maintain accurate records of all installations, including parts used and work performed.
  • Collaborate with dealership partners to prepare new vehicles for customer requirements, providing technical expertise as needed.
  • Assist customers in understanding and using their adapted vehicles, providing training and support as required.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in vehicle adaptation technology.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including health and safety regulations, at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance technical skills and knowledge.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards a full Level 2 Autocare Technician standard. You will be released to college 1 day a week and all other training will take place at the employers premises.

20% of your normal working hours will be spend doing off-the-job training, which includes attending technical courses, workshops, and shadowing experienced technicians to enhance your skills and knowledge in vehicle adaptation and maintenance.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to stay on in a full-time, permanent position.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-3 or A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-3 or A*-D) Essential

Things to consider

Consider how you will get to work on time, everyday.

About the employer

Bewick Mobility is a family-run business that was founded in 1991 as a specialist driving school, assessing and teaching customers in the use of adapted vehicles. We fitted our first set of hand controls in 1991 and have grown year on year into the North East's leading vehicle adaptation and barrier-free living specialists. We supply everything, from walking aids to highly adapted wheelchair accessible vehicles. We have two spacious showrooms with scooters, wheelchairs, living aids, riser recliners from a range of manufacturers on display. If the weather is wet or windy, you can test our range of scooters and wheelchairs without going outdoors. We also offer test drives with adaptations from both our Stockton and Blaydon centres. This can help identify any adaptations to help you with driving, accessing the vehicle or stowing your mobility product. The driving can be carried out on off-road areas which are free from traffic. In our showroom we have on display a range of the adaptations, from hand controls and left foot accelerators to boot hoists and wheelchair stowage.

Employer

BEWICK MOBILITY LIMITED

Address

BLAYDON INDUSTRIAL PARK

CHAINBRIDGE ROAD

BLAYDON ON TYNE

NE21 5AB

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Training

Training provider

CITY OF SUNDERLAND COLLEGE

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

Sophie Gray

sophie.gray@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk

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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