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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship


Job description

Betta-Fit Auto Centre have a fantastic opportunity for a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice to join their busy workshop in Kimberley, Nottingham.

The Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship is designed to train and develop apprentices in a way that enables them to deliver a high level of performance in the workplace,

The comprehensive programme provides apprentices with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications, while in full-time employment.

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Nottingham College and superb future career prospects.

Working for Betta-Fit Auto Centre, ­­­­the successful candidate will service, repair and maintain a range of vehicles.

Over the programme the apprentice will be mentored and trained to diagnose and repair even the most complex faults including:

  • Electronic Diagnostics and Repair
  • Engine Diagnostics and Repair
  • MOT Vehicle Testing and Repair
  • Puncture Repairs & Tyre Fitting
  • Auto Electrical Faults
  • Cam Belt Replacements
  • Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Clutch Replacements
  • ECU & ABS Repairs
  • Vehicle Servicing
  • Brake Testing and Repair
  • Exhausts
  • Other general technical duties and general housekeeping
  • Providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers

Training will take place via weekly day release to Nottingham College’s London Road site.

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: 31/01/2020

Possible start date: 14/02/2020

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

Qualifications required

4 GCSE’s at grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English. Science and ICT are desirable.

Candidate requirements

  • Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation
  • Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early
  • This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address

Reality Check:

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Nottingham College’s London Road campus to complete the block release training.

Training provided

  • Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Standard – Level 3)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • Advanced Driving Qualification (subject to satisfactory probation period and the apprentice having a driving licence)

Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Future progression

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Can you identify any experience or training you have completed, relevant to the chosen Apprenticeship?

Second question
What mode of transport do you use ?

Employer information

Betta Fit was established over 30 years ago and is now highly respected throughout Nottingham, Derby and the East midlands. We cater for all aspects of motor vehicle repair and maintenance from tyres and exhausts up to complex ECU faults.

Address details:

Betta-Fit Autocentre
Digby Industrial Estate, Artic Way
NG16 2HS

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Reference number VAC001585731
Working week Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, occasional Saturdays 9.00am - 12.00pm.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 36 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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