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Apprentice BMW Motorcycle Technician - Vertu BMW Motorrad Sunderland BMW Group Academy

We are currently recruiting for a BMW Motorcycle Technician Apprentice at Vertu BMW Motorrad. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car and motorcycle manufacturers.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working days and hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    29 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764763

  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car and motorcycle manufacturers. Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training.

Main duties to include:

  • You will be working in a busy BMW Motorrad workshop environment, where you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing motorcycles to the high standards of the BMW brand
  • All BMW Motorcycle Technician Apprentices attend the BMW Group Academy UK in Berkshire for their off-the-job training. This ensures consistent training throughout the country and allows our apprentices to train on up-to-the-minute products and technology
  • The training takes place over a 3-year period in the form of classroom and workshop sessions
  • The course is unique to BMW with special emphasis on electronics and cutting edge technology; your training will include the opportunity to work with the latest motorcycles, engines and BMW diagnostic equipment, ultimately leading to the ability to undertake maintenance, service and repair activities on motorcycles to the highest standards once fully qualified
  • During the time spent at your BMW Centre, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme
  • A BMW representative will also visit on a 12-weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good manual dexterity
  • Organised
  • Good communicator

Personal qualities

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A keen interest and enthusiasm for motorcycles and the industry as a whole
  • To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn
  • A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism
  • To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy workshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Desired qualifications

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will become a qualified Motorcycle Technician.

Things to consider

  • If you live over 5 miles from the Retailer and want to apply, we advise a full UK driving licence
  • Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the BMW Group Academy in Berkshire to complete their apprenticeship training
  • Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every two-three months
  • All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer (travel, accommodation and food)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

All Motor Vehicle Technician, Aftersales Customer Service (Parts & Service) and Motorcycle Technician Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer, and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training.

The BMW Group Academy is based at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. All Bodyshop Technician (Paint & Panel) Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer or Bodyshop and will attend our body training facility for their training. The body training facility is located in Milton Keynes.

Employer

BMW Group Academy

Address

Newcastle Road

West Boldon

East Boldon

NE36 0BQ

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Additional location information

This Motorcycle Technician Apprenticeship vacancy is based at Vertu BMW Motorrad Sunderland which was formerly known as Cooper BMW Motorrad Sunderland.

Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMW Group Academy

Contact

Mark Sadler 01189 480 449 apprenticerecruitment@bmw.co.uk

  • Level 3 Motorcycle Technician Repair and Maintenance apprenticeship standard
  • IMIAL ATA Motorcycle Service Maintenance Technician Accreditation

Apprenticeship standard

Motorcycle technician (repair and maintenance)

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications are to be done through the BMW Apprenticeship website. The online application form is found at the bottom of the page. Candidates will only be contacted if they meet the initial criteria for the BMW/MINI programme.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Nov 2021