What will the apprentice be doing?
This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding skills with the use of modern technology. Apprentices will be taught about the history and development of materials and vehicle construction, hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development, welding, fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching, wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components. The successful applicant will assist with design, build and reverb of horseboxes and commercial vehicles.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Qualification: The ‘HET Level 3 Coachbuilding Advanced Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its academy based at ‘Brooklands Motor Museum’ in Surrey. Delivered over 42 months on a block release basis, you will attend the academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the other 80% of the time you will be working with your employer. If required, the employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician. Employment with H&C Coachbuilders after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but very likely, subject to performance and a position being available.
The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class. Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities.
Reality CheckThere is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping, and personal presentation will all be considered throughout the interview process.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential