Light Vehicle Apprentice - Yeovil

FORAY MOTOR GROUP LIMITED

Somerset, Yeovil, BA22 8XG

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 4 July 2024


Summary

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics. Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly.

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
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday with some Saturdays required. Shifts to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

2 Years 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

  • Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle
    Level 3
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle):

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

Where you’ll work

Challenger Way,

Warrior Avenue,

Houndstone Business Park

Somerset, Yeovil

BA22 8XG

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

SKILLNET LIMITED

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 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

    • No skills required
    • Full training will be provided

    About this company

    Having specialised in selling new and used Ford cars and vans for almost 25 years, we understand the importance of every aspect of buying a car and our aim is to make the process an enjoyable experience from start to finish. Our expertise in the used car market is unbeatable; our experience and know-how of everything from finance to valuation means that we are able to provide the perfect peace of mind you need when you’re on the hunt for a pre-loved car. If you would rather choose from our new Ford cars for sale, this same level of trust and expertise is offered, plus the huge level of choice you would expect from picking a vehicle direct from the forecourt.

    After this apprenticeship

    • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including being a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless
    • By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SKILLNET LIMITED

    Hannah Edwards

    hannah.edwards@skillnet.org.uk

    01923216165

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262802.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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