Engineering Fitter / Vehicle Conversion Technician Apprentice GOWRINGS MOBILITY GROUP LIMITED

Gowrings Versus Mobility are keen to recruit and support an enthusiastic apprentices who are eager to learn on the job. This opportunity will give you a wide skill set, converting vehicles into wheelchair accessible vehicles, from removal of the internal parts and trim of a vehicle to fitting electrical equipment such as winches, sensors and ramps.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,000.00

  • Working week

    7am – 4pm Monday – Thursday. 7am – 1pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249436

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Removal of vehicle external and internal parts / components
  • Fitting of hydraulic equipment, lifts
  • Trim and finish carpet & vinyl components fixing with adhesives
  • Modification & fitment of fuel tank, exhaust, brake and Fuel pipe systems
  • Refitting of vehicle internal and exterior including trim panels, carpet, head lining, lighting, and bumper
  • Fitting of electrical equipment. Including winches, reversing sensors, belts, lighting
  • Fitting of options as per customer specifications, including seats, ramp, storage
  • Modification and fit trim-related sub-assemblies
  • Under seal spraying
  • Keep good housekeeping of work area
  • Safe use and general maintenance of power tools and equipment

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will work towards their Level 3 Engineering Fitter Standard with either a mechanical or electrical pathway
  • This will be through training with Gowrings, weekly day release to college and workplace training and reviews
  • Functional skills maths and English Level 2 will be delivered in person if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On-going training and development is encouraged

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Eager to learn, Reliable, Some experience of power tools

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 /C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 /C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates who are currently sitting exams should use their predicted grades. Please ensure you have reviewed the location and that you can get to Gowrings for 7am.

About the employer

GowringsVersa is a trading name of Gowrings Mobility Group Ltd. Our company is part of the Newship Group and one of the leading UK Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists in the UK. With over 50 years’ experience, GowringsVersa Mobility are proud of our reputation for providing wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) of the highest quality and innovative designs that represent excellent value for money. We place the needs of the wheelchair user at the heart of our designs by listening to customers’ needs and requirements. We design, manufacture and market a wide range of wheelchair accessible vehicles that have been extensively converted to allow wheelchair users to travel in their wheelchairs as passengers. We convert many vehicle types with typical brand partners including, Ford, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall and Fiat.

Employer

GOWRINGS MOBILITY GROUP LIMITED

Address

Gowrings Mobility

Daytona Drive

Thatcham

RG19 4ZD

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Training

Training provider

WEST BERKSHIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM

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

Rachel Eaves

rachel@wbtc-uk.com

07922 426414

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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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