Bristol Classic Car Restorations Ltd

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

Bristol Classic Car Restorations Ltd (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,400.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
42 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Heritage Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
27 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

BCCR offers a unique one stop location for classic car enthusiasts. Offering mechanical restoration and preservation, maintenance, repair, service and race preparation, it has established a reputation for high quality work across a broad range of British and European classic vehicles. It is looking to pass these skills onto the next generation.


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 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, 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 Required

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