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Apprentice Light vehicle Technician

Job description

At Autocare, you’ll be working within a fast-paced, challenging environment, where you’ll be encouraged to push boundaries and challenge yourself. Whether it’s an MOT, servicing, new tyres, or any of the broad range of vehicle services we offer, you’ll always find great value for money and a friendly, welcoming service.

Autocare are currently seeking a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their local garage in Cotgave. This is an exciting role with first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside qualified Technicians with the investigation, repair and service of vehicles
  • Producing estimates
  • Carrying out diagnostics
  • Warranty work
  • Assisting with MOT’s on vehicles
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers

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: 30/08/2023

Possible start date: 02/09/2023

  • Attention to detail
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Passion for automotive
  • Experience within the sector
  • Willingness to learn

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

  • 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

  • Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship. Further opportunities to develop career to become a fully qualified master technician and MOT tester

Employer information

We sell Car spares, accessories, cycles spares and we carry out repairs, we will beat any genuine like for like quote, all manner of work carried out, free & friendly advice given. Licensed to supply & sell vehicle number plates. We supply and fit tyres, all prices quoted include valves, balancing & old tyre disposal.

Address details:

NG12 3JQ

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Reference number VAC1000167517
Working week Monday – Friday 8.15am – 5pm with a 30 min lunch.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 39 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £12,480.00 (Annually)

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