Apprentice Autocare Technician

WRINGTON MOTORS LTD

NORTH SOMERSET, BS40 5NA

Closes on Wednesday 9 October

Posted on 22 May 2024


Summary

Are you interested in anything automotive? S&B Automotive Academy are recruiting! This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to enhance their skills. An Autocare Technician carries out services and repairs to a range of vehicles. If you are keen on problem solving, this will be a great role for you!

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Autocare technician (level 2)
Hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm and Lunch 30 mins.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 10 October

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Training is delivered in the workplace and via seven weekly college training blocks per year at S&B's specialist Automotive Academy in Bristol
  • The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a S&B development coach who will offer support, advice, and guidance by monitoring progress via S&B’s purposely developed eLogbook that all parties can access any time
  • Apprentices take a Gateway Assessment at the end of every year to progress until the completion of the End Point Assessment
  • If an apprentice faces a daily commute to S&B’s Academy that is not viable whilst on a weekly training block, the apprentice can arrange with the employer to stay in hotel accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn. All costs for accommodation including breakfast and a two-course evening meal are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Level 2 Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Where you’ll work

THE GARAGE

HIGH STREET

WRINGTON

NORTH SOMERSET

BS40 5NA

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

Your training course

Autocare technician (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • S1: Contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace, including the maintenance of key equipment and carrying out general housekeeping
  • S2: Carry out stock procedures including dealing with routine stock deliveries, placing stock into storage, carrying out stock rotation duties and ordering parts for customers following company procedures
  • S3: Carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance in line with manufactures specifications or approved schedules, company procedures and complete approved documentation.
  • S4: Make recommendations to customers based on the results of inspections, ensuring that sales recommendations are accurate and fully costed, are ethical and in the best interests of the customer at all times, using language that is transparent and avoids jargon.
  • S5: Carry out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres, including ultra-low profile, directional, asymmetric and run-flat tyres fitted to a range of wheel sizes and types
  • S6: Carry out the replacement of components on a specific range of vehicle systems including Steering & Suspension, Braking systems, Battery & Charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
  • S7: Carry out 4-wheel Geometry operations including adjustments on a range of vehicles with different suspension and steering systems
  • S8: Use a range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair.
  • S9: Identify & procure correct parts to meet specific customer requirements
  • S10: Access vehicle technical data to inform inspections and make judgements on wear and serviceability.
  • S11: Deal with and resolve low-level customer complaints
  • S12: Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • S13: Use specific company IT systems within the workplace, including Point-of-sale systems and hand-held devices.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

    About this company

    Wrington Motors Ltd was originally set up in the 1920s by S.O. Kingcott Ltd and has been providing a service to the local community ever since. The current owner Melvyn Freeman started working for Kingcotts in 1983 and, apart from a year as Service Manager of a Jaguar dealership, has been working here ever since, taking over the garage in 1992 when the owners retired. All of our mechanics started with us as apprentices and between them have many years of experience. The reception is staffed by experienced technicians who can advise you on all aspects of your vehicle needs.

    https://wringtonmotors.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees
    • An apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

    David Watts

    dwatts@sandbaa.com

    07852344136

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252768.

    Apply now

    Closes on Wednesday 9 October

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