Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship

Mr Unique

HODDESDON, EN11 8SX

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July)

Posted on 10 July 2024


Summary

A motor vehicle technician is a highly skilled worker. During your apprenticeship you will be taught about all areas of vehicle service, repair and maintenance. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 2 qualification.

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 to Friday - times to be confirmed. Possible weekend work.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August

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

  • Level 2 Autocare Technician qualification

Successful candidates will have full time employment with training in a garage and day release at one of our training centres or other approved college to work towards achieving Level 2 qualification (over 18-months).

You will shadow qualified technicians at work so that you are able to learn first-hand how to service, maintain and repair vehicles.

As you progress through the course and your confidence and experience grows, you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.

One of our assessors will visit you in your workplace to mentor you and assess your competence regularly. This is part of our close support network NLG provides to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

North London Garages have rolling college courses which start approximately every 3-months. To apply, you must be able to travel to college once a week.

On completion of this Standard the Auto-care Technician will be eligible to apply for IMI membership as a Registered Young Professional or if they wish as an Associate Member. They would also gain entry onto the IMI Professional Register.

Functional Skills in maths and English, if needed.

Where you’ll work

21 HIGH STREET

HODDESDON

EN11 8SX

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

NORTH LONDON GARAGES GTA

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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4)

    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
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The specific hours and days that you will be required to work and attend college will be discussed in more detail at the employer interview and by North London Garages once you have been accepted on to the apprenticeship programme. The successful candidate will be willing and able to travel to their place of work for 4 days and attend training at our centre in Enfield, Ponders End for one day a week. This may involve commuting.

    About this company

    Mr Unique is a family run business established over 35 years ago, We offer all types of vehicle repair and maintenance to all makes and models, We are continuously re investing and looking for ways improve our service to make your experience with us the best possible. We understand vehicles these days are very expensive to maintain but we cant do without them. We really are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs, from small jobs like lamp replacements to full engine changes. We offer a recovery service within a 30mile radius of our base.

    After this apprenticeship

    Following the completion of your Intermediate Apprenticeship (18- months), we recommend that you continue onto an advanced apprenticeship (12-months) to become a fully qualified Light Vehicle Technician. There are then a number of opportunities for progression within the Motor Industry including (but not limited to): MOT Tester, Senior Technician or Workshop Manager.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    NORTH LONDON GARAGES GTA

    recruitment@nlggta.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263906.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July)

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