What will the apprentice be doing?
This Apprenticeship combines old-school mechanical engineering with cutting-edge technology. You will assist highly skilled engineers with set-up, servicing, maintenance, repair and race/show preparation of a broad range of classic cars. You will be taught about the history and development of vehicle systems, components and materials, engines, transmissions, 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 Coachbuilding Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ and Bicester Heritage. 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 BCCR 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical 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