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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician

Job description

East Midlands Ambulance Serve (EMAS) are looking for their next Apprentice Light Motor Vehicle Technician to service their Fleet of Ambulances. The role will require you to undertake a wide range of activities such as service, repair and MOT in their busy workshop based in Alfreton Derbyshire. You will be under the guidance of a mentor at all times

Emtec Colleges are recruiting on behalf of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career and join their skilled team as a Light Vehicle Technician servicing and repair their Car and Ambulance fleet.

Duties could include but not exhausted to the following:

  • Car and Light commercial servicing and repairs to MOT standards
  • Clutch and Cam Belt fitments
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Parts replenishment
  • Specialist Ambulance specific equipment maintenance
  • Gaining a Level 3 IMI motor vehicle qualification by attending college and keeping portfolio records
  • Carry out General housekeeping within the Fleet area

The programme gives you the opportunity to become the best skilled light vehicle technician enabling you to deal with the complex technology for our vehicles of the future, where you will have fantastic career options and prospects.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 15/12/2022

Possible start date: 15/01/2023

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative

  • GCSE or equivalent Maths/English 4/C or above (Essential)

  • On starting your Apprenticeship, you will work with qualified and experienced technicians learning how to repair, service, MOT and maintain modern Ambulances, including an introduction to electric/hybrid technology, F-Gas and so much more
  • The Apprenticeship is a three-year programme where you will be working towards the Modern Apprenticeship standards for Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Your training is split between college and workplace, on the job training will be carried out in the workshop alongside your workplace mentor. College will typically be 1 week block consisting of virtual and face to face delivery, providing the opportunity to build relationships with your peers outside the workplace
  • During your apprenticeship you will build portfolios to record all your training, experience and skills gained throughout your apprenticeship
  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS). Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification. At the end of your Apprenticeship Programme you'll be able to continue your learner journey and progress onto the Level 3 light vehicle technician apprenticeship programme. This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium and long term career path
  • Candidates will work towards achieving the Light Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship Standard at level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications
  • The programme lasts for 39 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges. Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC’s training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training
  • Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace. Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal. The apprentice, employer and provider are required to maintain a log book that captures progress over the programme
  • Assessment Includes: On-going assessment of soft skills and behaviours, a behaviour assessment, Knowledge and understanding tests at the end of Gateway 1 and 2, Skills tests at the end of Gateway 1 and 2
  • This is followed by the synoptic assessment, of which there are four components: Log book (final year review to assess apprentice’s progress), Behaviour Assessment, Knowledge Test (an in-depth, online test exploring knowledge/ understanding of the apprentice) and Skills Test (two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice)

Each apprentice will achieve the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) (ST0033/AP03) Standard
  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006) QCF
  • Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement QCF

  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS)
  • Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification
  • At the end of your Apprenticeship Programme you'll be able to continue your learner journey and progress onto the Level 3 light vehicle technician apprenticeship programme
  • This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium and long term career path

Employer information

East Midlands Ambulance Service provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people.

Address details:

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Alfreton Resource Centre
Salcombe Court
Alfreton
DE55 7RG

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Reference number VAC1000107675
Working week Days to be confirmed between the hours of 08:00 - 16:00 with ½ hour break
Total hours per week: 37.5
Expected duration 36 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £15,566.00 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).