Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprentice

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Closing Date: 31/12/2022
Contract Contract
Job Role Apprenticeships
Working Hours Full Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary Annual Wage - £10,004.80
Company Evans Halshaw

Job Description

About the employer

We’ve been on quite a journey since we opened our first branch in 1981. For over 35 years, our flexible rental has given Light Commercial Vehicle operators more choice, value and convenience. With 60 branches nationwide and a huge fleet including Ford, Mercedes Benz, VW, Vauxhall and Peugeot, we’re here to keep your business on the road. As the UK’s largest LCV hire company, we can offer full service and maintenance through in-branch workshops, while our AA partnership provides breakdown support and recovery. Whatever you need – we’ve got it.

What will the apprentice be doing?

An exciting opportunity for the apprentices to be trained using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever-changing technological developments within the car industry.

Day to day tasks will always vary, but will normally include:

  • Servicing
  • MOTs
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Observing and assisting senior technicians
    Car technicians will be expected to see whether components and systems are secure and working properly.

The Car Technicians jobs fall into three categories:

  • Servicing – working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance – replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail
  • Repair – diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) apprenticeship standard.

Not only will apprentices be working and be trained within the garage, but they will also attend the Henry Ford Academy on a block release basis.

An advisor will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

An apprentice’s training includes:

  • Industry recognised apprenticeship standard qualification – Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Ford Masters Level 1 technician modules

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless.

By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Automotive Related (Grade Pass) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Light Vehicle or other Automotive (Grade Pass) Desired
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