Plymouth Trade Centre

Plymouth Trade Centre

£256 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Autocare Technician Apprentice
Published: Sep 25, 2023
Ref: PTC134SM

Plymouth Trade Centre are looking to employ an Autocare Technician to work at their Service Centre in Plymouth.

The Apprentices Role

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, timings TBC.

Wages: £256 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 964960.

Their brand new fully equipped service centre is based at 36 Sutton Road, Plymouth.

They have 3 repair ramps and a fully operational MOT bay with a very welcoming service reception with a MOT viewing area. They have a team of fully qualified and experienced technicians on hand to assist with any of your motoring needs and customer service advisor who will always be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Services they offer:

Repair work
Air conditioning
Nationwide parts guarantee
Quality brand new parts used

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