H & C Coachbuilders Ltd

Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship (Classic & Commercial Vehicle – Coachbuilding & Trim Technician) - Advanced (Level 3)

H & C Coachbuilders Ltd (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,400.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm
42 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Heritage Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
27 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

H&C Coachbuilders specialise in the build of bespoke coach-built horseboxes and commercial vehicles. The Apprentice will work with skilled craftsmen learning about design, materials, fabrication and preservation of new and old vehicles. Strong links to the horse racing industry offer technically challenging and interesting work and opportunities.


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 Check

There 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 Required

Communication 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 Required

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential
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