Apprentice Mechanic/ Motor Vehicle Technician

Robert Holden T/A Saab Specialist

NORWICH, NR13 6NS

Closes tomorrow (Sunday 21 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

We require someone to train across the business, including in servicing, repairs, and dismantling vehicles for our second hand stock. You will learn to meet/ greet customers, answer the telephone, and use our workshop IT system to raise estimates, job sheets and invoices. You will take payments/ order stock, and will maintain our loan cars.

Annual wage
£12,480 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
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Hours
Working hours will fall between Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:00, but these can be flexible around travel arrangements. 30 minute break every day.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

3 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

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.
  • Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance.

Candidates should have GCSE grade 4/ C in English and Maths, or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent. If candidates do not have these grades, they will be expected to attend additional Functional Skills sessions. These may run on a different day to the usual college delivery. Apprentices will need to complete their Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if not already achieved) before they take the End Point Assessment (EPA).

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake knowledge tests, a skills test, and a professional discussion.

Apprentices are expected to attend college one day per week (term-time only) at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

Where you’ll work

WOOD GREEN

STATION ROAD

SALHOUSE

NORWICH

NR13 6NS

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

CITY COLLEGE NORWICH

Your training course

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop. Segregate waste for disposal or recycling. Comply with industry environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrate due regard for own safety and that of others in the workshop and minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage.
  • Carry out fundamental tasks associated with removal and replacement procedures on a vehicle.
  • Obtain diagnostic and repair information.
  • Interpret diagnostic information and use electrical wiring diagrams to determine system serviceability.
  • Use a range of diagnostic equipment.
  • Follow recognised diagnostic procedures, logical diagnostic sequence and apply advanced diagnostic principles and problem-solving techniques to establish faults.
  • Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable further actions.
  • Follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs including those which involve complex procedures, or in depth knowledge.
  • Test the function of repaired and fitted components.
  • Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures.
  • Use ICT to create emails, word-process documents and carry out web based searches.
  • Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
  • 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 and Maths (grade 4/ C (L2 Functional Skills))

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Good understanding of vehicles
    • Good dexterity
    • Able to work independently
    • An interest in cars
    • Enthusiasm

    Other requirements

    Some work will be based outside but most of the role will take place in the workshop, with some time spent in the office. We are located in a rural village but there is a train station a few minutes away and a good bus route to Rackheath. Candidates should have GCSE grade 4/ C in English and Maths, or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent. If candidates do not have these grades, they will be expected to attend additional Functional Skills sessions. These may run on a different day to the usual college delivery. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above.

    About this company

    We are a workshop and car sales site specialising in Saab cars, although we do work on other makes of vehicle.

    https://saab-specialist.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    CITY COLLEGE NORWICH

    City College Norwich (Apprenticeships)

    apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk

    01603773365

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260570.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Sunday 21 July at 11:59pm)

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