P & a Wood Llp

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

P & a Wood Llp (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,285.60
46.0 hours per week Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm 46.25 hrs – depending on age at time of employment
42 months (duration)
15 October 2021(start date)
Heritage engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

P & A Wood are offering two Coachbuilding Apprenticeships based at their prestigious workshop at Great Easton in Essex. This programme is designed to share the specialist skills required to restore and maintain all pre-war, post-war, and modern Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars and to preserve the knowledge and skills for future generations.


What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge 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 complete nut and bolt restoration of a broad range iconic vehicles.

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

Qualification: The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘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 P & A Wood 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, Number 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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