What will the apprentice be doing?
This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding skills with the use of cutting-edge technology and materials. You will assist skilled engineers with preservation, maintenance and restoration across the range of classic Morris Minors; Apprentices will be taught about the history and development of vehicle construction and materials, hand skills, technical drawing & pattern development, welding, fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching, wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components and much more. The successful applicant will assist with complete ground up restoration of these iconic vehicles.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The ‘Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘Heritage Skills Academy’ from its academy based at ‘Bicester Heritage’. The Programme is delivered over 42 months on a block release basis. You will attend the academy on average every 6 weeks for a 5-day block of training from Monday to Friday, the other 80% of the time you will be working with your employer. If accommodation and travel is required, the employer will cover the cost.
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 Charles Ware’s Morris Minor Centre Ltd 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, 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