Bill Lomas Motor Services

Bill Lomas Motor Services

£192.40 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Autocare Technician Apprentice
Published: Oct 18, 2022
Ref: BL3101RB

Bill Lomas Motor Services, based in Ivybridge, require an Autocare Technician Apprentice to join their team. They are a very good company with their director and founder, Bill Lomas, who has been in the trade for over 50 years. With two of his current staff being previous apprentices that have now been with him for many years he is dedicated to retaining his apprentices where he can after working with them throughout their apprenticeship.

The Apprentice’s Role

Bill Lomas Motor Services would like an honest, reliable and a motivated individual to join their team. The role will include learning tasks such as the replacement of tires and exhausts, together with general servicing and maintenance tasks including assisting with MOT testing and vehicle preparation. You will be supervised at all times by a fully qualified member of staff who will introduce you to the specialist tools and equipment involved in this role, ranging from basic hand tools to power tools and measuring equipment including tyre changing machines.

Duties may include:

Changing brakes
Oil and filter changes
Clutch repairs
Full engine diagnostics
Cylinder head replacement
Suspension work plus numerous other jobs

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload.

Wages: £192.40 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

Bill Lomas Motor Services in Ivybridge have been trading for over 25 years. Headed by top mechanic Bill, the team has a combined experience of well over 50 years in the car service industry. They offer the public a variety of services including Mot testing, General servicing and repairs on all makes of vehicles, in addition to this they also offer a break down recovery service. This company has recently completed an expansion which has led to this apprenticeship opportunity.

The company have built themselves a good reputation in Ivybridge by providing an honest approach and reliable services to their many repeat customers. People often recommend them to their family and friends due to their impeccable work.

They are very keen to invest in an apprentice and share their knowledge and experience with. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to undertake a career in the industry.

On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 qualification may be available for the right candidate.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will require good hand skills and a genuine interest in learning the mechanics of motor vehicles.

The successful apprentice will have good coordination skills and a focused approach to the job in hand. You must also have good communication skills as you will need to work as part of a team as well as using your initiative.

Personal Qualities

You will be keen, motivated and enjoy getting hands on in the work place. A willingness to learn new skills in this area is also essential

Good house keeping and excellent time keeping and attendance are also a must.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications desired for this role include GCSE's grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

The Apprenticeship in Autocare Technician consists of:

Level 2 Standard Autocare Technician
Functional Skills

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to twelve weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School