Coventry Metalcraft Limited

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

Coventry Metalcraft Limited (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,400.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm On occasion, some weekend work and supporting clients at shows and race meetings
42 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
Heritage engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
25 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Established 30 years ago, Coventry Motorcraft has earnt a ‘world-class’ reputation for creating iconic vehicles including the GTO250, Proteus and Lynx for road and race. It has helped shape the Automotive sector, realising clients dreams with world class traditional craft skills. This is a unique opportunity to work with the UK’s finest engineers.


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 two successful applicants will work with Master Coachbuilders on the world’s most iconic vehicles.

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

The ‘Heritage Engineering 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 Coventry Metalcraft after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but highly 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, Administrative skills, Number 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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