Plympton MOT Centre

Plympton MOT Centre

£166.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Autocare Technician Apprentice
Published: Jul 22, 2020
Ref: PM320SM

Plympton MOT Centre require an Autocare Technician Apprentice to join their busy team.

The Apprentices Role

The apprentice will learn all aspects of the trade from general repairs to full servicing. Tasks will include changing brakes, oil and filter changes, clutch repairs, full engine diagnostics, cylinder head replacement, suspension work plus numerous other jobs. The role will also include shadowing staff on complex repairs and assisting with MOTs. The successful candidate will need be carrying out basic electrical repairs on light vehicles and some minor body repairs.

Working Hours: The role is full time working 8.30am to 5.30pm five days a week, this equates to 40 hours.

Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour 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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Plympton MOT Centre is based in the heart of Plympton and offer all your vehicle repair and maintenance needs.

Past Apprentices

Plympton MOT Centre have supported 1 apprentice in the past and currently have an apprentice in learning with them at the moment.

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

You will need to have a good attention to detail and be able to take on board potentially complex instructions. Good communication skills are required.

Some knowledge or proven experience in the motor trade would be beneficial.

Personal Qualities

You must be pleasant, dedicated to completing your training and be prepared to assist colleagues and the employer with other jobs where required.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grades A -C or equivalent is desired, yet not required.

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