Autocare Technician Apprentice
Published: Jul 21, 2020
Trannings Automotive Specialists are looking to recruit an Autocare Technician Apprentice to join their busy team in Plympton.
The Apprentices Role
This is a great opportunity to join a very busy and professional garage. 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 email@example.com or call us on 01752 686096.
Trannings Automotive Specialists first opened for business in April 2011, as a partnership between Mike Jennings and Andy Tranter.
The business steadily grew and became a limited company with effect from September 2014. Based in Newnham Business Park, Plympton we can provide services for clients across Devon and Cornwall.
We offer services to both our individual and commercial customers, specialising in Nissan and French car manufacturers. Whatever the problem, Trannings are dedicated to attend to your every need, whether this be a simple lightbulb change, or a complete engine rebuild.
We offer main dealer standard repairs and continue to invest heavily in diagnostic equipment to ensure we can offer a premium service but without the premier price tag. Our aim is always to ensure that a problem is fixed correctly, first time and we pride ourselves on providing the small touches that make our customers come back time and time again!
We have a fantastic track record of customer service and satisfaction, and continue to be rated as outstanding with Plymouth city’s ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme.
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 required.
Some knowledge or proven experience in the motor trade would be beneficial.
You must be pleasant, dedicated to completing your training and be prepared to assist colleagues and the employer with other jobs where required.
GCSE grades A -C or equivalent is desired, yet not required.
The Apprenticeship in Autocare Technician consists of:
Level 2 Standard Autocare Technician
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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