Fiennes Classics

Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Maintenance/Restoration – (Mechanical) - Advanced (Level 3)

Fiennes Classics (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,400.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Thursday 0700 – 1630; Friday 0700 - 1100 Plus occasional opportunities to support Fiennes at national and international shows/events as required
42 months (duration)
30 November 2021(start date)
Heritage engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
26 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Fiennes Classics are offering a Mechanical Apprenticeship within their world-class restoration, preservation workshop based in the cotswolds. The successful applicant will work alongside a highly talented team of engineers learning how to rebuild and restore classic marque, to their original specification, to concourse condition or for competition.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Whether working on a complete chassis-up restoration, a repair, or a mechanical service, your apprenticeship will Combine old-school mechanical engineering with cutting-edge technology, you will be taught the history and development of vehicle systems, components and materials, servicing, repair and renovation of transmissions and drivetrains, chassis, suspension, steering, braking and electrics, Technical Drawing, welding, business studies and advanced diagnostics.

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

The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its academies based at ‘Bicester Heritage’ in Oxfordshire and ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey. Delivered over 42 months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer. If required, your 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 Fiennes Classics 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, Presentation skills, Administrative 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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