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The Gem­i­ni Appren­tice­ship Pro­gramme pro­vides you with an excit­ing and chal­leng­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to achieve for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions through exten­sive prod­uct train­ing, while in full-time employment.

A Mul­ti-Skilled Vehi­cle Acci­dent Repair Tech­ni­cian repairs all ele­ments of a vehi­cle after it has tak­en some type of col­li­sion dam­age. This will involve learn­ing the skills required to take an acci­dent dam­aged vehi­cle through var­i­ous stages of repair to the pre-acci­dent condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training: 

  • MET-Mechan­i­cal, Elec­tri­cal & Trim. Can­di­dates will learn strip and refit process­es of all main vehi­cle sys­tems includ­ing air con­di­tion­ing, vehi­cle align­ment and Hybrid & Elec­tric vehi­cle systems.
  • Pan­el-repair. Can­di­dates will learn to repair body­work by replac­ing pan­els, fill­ing defects and car­ry­ing out tech­niques such as weld­ing, bond and riv­et­ing and cor­rect­ing misalignment.
  • Paint-sur­face repair. Can­di­dates will learn how to pre­pare sur­faces and car­ry out paint refin­ish­ing through the fol­low­ing tech­niques; seal­ing, mask­ing, prim­ing, appli­ca­tion of base coat and lac­quer, repair­ing defects and polishing.

In addi­tion to the above tech­niques, the employ­er will also pro­vide suc­cess­ful can­di­dates with addi­tion­al train­ing to achieve indus­try qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the fol­low­ing tech­niques, through­out the programme. 

  • British Stan­dard Weld­ing Certificate
  • Refrig­er­ant Handler
  • Elec­tric and Hybrid Repair
  • Senior Accred­it­ed Assessment

The post hold­er will also be required to com­plete any oth­er tasks deemed by the line man­ag­er as appro­pri­ate in line with the role. 

Training Provided:

The pro­gramme lasts for 30 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. The first block is two weeks fol­lowed by indi­vid­ual one week blocks. Res­i­den­tial accom­mo­da­tion will be pro­vid­ed if required for the candidates. 

Can­di­dates will work towards achiev­ing the Acci­dent Repair Tech­ni­cian Appren­tice­ship Stan­dard for the Auto­mo­tive Bodyshop Indus­try 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. 

Reg­u­lar vis­its to the repair cen­tre 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.

In addi­tion to this, as part of the pro­gramme the employ­er is offer­ing addi­tion­al off the job train­ing to achieve the fol­low­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, in order to bring the can­di­date to the required skills lev­el for Gem­i­ni ARC Mul­ti­skills Technicians 

The fol­low­ing addi­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions will be included: 

British Stan­dard Weld­ing accred­i­ta­tion BS1140 & BS4872 cov­er­ing the range of .5mm to 2.5mm mate­r­i­al (to include IMI AOM009), MIG braz­ing, and achieve IMI AOM133 Bond­ing & Riveting. 

  • EC842 Refrig­er­ant Handling
  • IMI­AL L3 Elec­tric & Hybrid Repair & Maintenance
  • Senior Auto­mo­tive Tech­ni­cian Accreditation