Published: Feb 02, 2023
The Apprenticeship includes: Level 2 Autocare Technician apprenticeship Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English An Autocare Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer services skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults
What will the apprentice be doing?
Assisting in such tasks as:
Completing general vehicle servicing
Maintenance tasks including in time more complex tasks such as head gaskets
This role will also involve the successful candidate attending Skills Group one day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship.
Here at AK Car & Commercials Ltd we can provide a wide range of services in our fully equipped workshop in Plympton, Plymouth. We endeavor to provide excellent customer care and accommodate you and your vehicle requirements. As well as providing vehicle maintenance and repairs, we have a fully inspected selection of quality used cars and vans for sale. We pride ourselves on excellent customer care. Our main objective is to ensure all of our customers are happy with the service they are provided.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
On completion of the level 2 apprenticeship the suitable candidate would then be considered for progression onto the level 3 advanced apprenticeship. There will also be an opportunity in the future to complete specialist courses such as hybrid and electrical vehicle training.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Customer care skills
Problem solving skills
GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 1-9) desirable
Things to consider
A candidate with a driving licence would be desirable however this is not essential.
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