Automotive Glazing Apprentice - Bristol

MARKERSTUDY LIMITED

Bristol, BS4 3QQ

Closes on Wednesday 28 August

Posted on 12 June 2024


Summary

Do you have an interest in the automotive Industry? Joining as an apprentice could be perfect for you, we are looking for the next generation technicians to repair & replace vehicle glass, learning new technology such as sensors for automatic braking etc. We will train you to level 3 technician & start your career with a forward thinking business.

Annual wage
£13,500 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Automotive glazing technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 16 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

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

  • The majority of your time would be spent working with a mentor in your fixed base location and monthly visits from an assessor
  • When you first join the company, you will visit our head office for your initial induction and training, you will also receive your company uniform while on your visit
  • There will be set training days away with the technical training team at head office throughout your apprenticeship and at the end of the programme you will be trained to a Level 3 Glazing Technician
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the endpoint assessment

Where you’ll work

Unit 7 Eldonwall Trading Estate

Whitby Road

Bristol

BS4 3QQ

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

E.J.MARKHAM & SON LIMITED

Your training course

Automotive glazing technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Correctly identify the customer’s vehicle and assess the glazing installation to identify and confirm the requirements of the repair or replacement in line with job specification or technicians diagnosis
  • Be able to prepare the vehicle and site to ensure damages to people, vehicle and materials are minimised
  • Be able to correctly record information on the preparation of the work site and vehicle and that the correct equipment and materials including replacement glass are prepared and ready for use
  • Correctly remove existing glass and other components and materials using the most appropriate method and store removed components and materials correctly
  • Prepare the aperture to receive replacement glazing products
  • Replace or repair the vehicle glazing to correct specification
  • Identify discrepancies between the completed work and specifications and agree actions with the customer and correctly record information on hand over to customer
  • During handover fully explain to the customer the need for the vehicle not to be used during the curing period for adhesives
  • Interpret data and diagnose faults in the vehicle ADAS system and windscreens using a full range of diagnostic equipment connected through the OBD port to access vehicle Can Bus System
  • To remove and replace components on vehicles with different power and transmission systems including Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Technology in line with authorised repair schedules when related to the glazing repair
  • Identify and order the correct Auto Glazing products and materials to specifications
  • Remove and replace Auto Glazing components on vehicles according to approved work methods
  • Set up, calibrate and test vehicle ADAS systems to specifications following repair in dynamic and static situations
  • Prioritise own work to meet the needs of the business and the customer
  • Manage communications with customers and colleagues to ensure that all information is obtained in identification of repair or activity so that it manages customer expectations and supports customer to a satisfactory repair outcome
  • To have a responsibility to use all systems involved in business operations including payment systems and adhere to company procedures by maintaining all records in order to provide efficient running of the business when doing so
  • Mentor inexperienced and junior staff when the role requires
  • Lead on Health and Safety within the organisation including the safety of colleagues, customers and self
  • Ensure that all surplus materials or debris are removed from the vehicle and work site and disposed of correctly
  • How to provide risk assessments for each repair situation paying particular attention to special considerations regards to traffic management and hybrid vehicles
  • 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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 or above)

    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

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    The role will involve an element of heavy lifting as there will be glass to move to and from the vehicles. At the end of the course you will need to have passed your UK Driving test if you have not already done so at the start of your apprenticeship, the role will then become field based and would involve outdoor working.

    About this company

    Auto Windscreens are part of Markerstudy Group. Auto Windscreens is one of the UK’s fastest growing and leading automotive glazing companies, innovation is at the heart of our business whether it be robotic lifting devices, wet weather canopies or the use of new technology in our customer service departments. We lead the industry in the training and certification of our colleagues and offer an excellent opportunity for personal development.

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

    After this apprenticeship

    • After successfully completing the apprenticeship, the right candidate may become a qualified Windscreen Technician

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    MARKERSTUDY LIMITED

    Polly Wake

    pollywake@markerstudy.com

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257376.

    Apply now

    Closes on Wednesday 28 August

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