Autocare Technician Apprentice
Published: Oct 06, 2021
Porsham MOT Centre is looking for an Autocare Technician to join their busy team in Derriford, Plymouth.
The Apprentices Role
This is a great opportunity to join a busy and professional garage. The apprentice will learn all aspects of the trade from general repairs to full servicing.
Tasks will include:
The role will also include numerous other jobs such as shadowing staff on complex repairs and assisting with MOTs. The successful candidate will carry out basic electrical repairs on light vehicles and some minor body repairs.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm
Wages: £172.00 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.
This employer has been in business for the past 7 years and has a team of 4 staff. The company has built up a good reputation in the local area completing general vehicle servicing and maintenance and MOT repairs for both private and trade customers.
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.
You will need to have a good attention to detail and be able to take on-board potentially complex instructions. Good communication skills are also required. Some knowledge or proven experience in the motor trade would be beneficial.
You must be pleasant, dedicated to completing your training, flexible and be prepared to assist colleagues with other jobs where required.
GCSE grades A*-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired, yet not required.
The Apprenticeship in Autocare Technician consists of:
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.
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