Jonathan Wood Vintage & Thoroughbred Restorations Ltd

Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Mechanical - veteran, vintage and post-vintage) - Advanced (Level 3)

Jonathan Wood Vintage & Thoroughbred Restorations Ltd (Employer)

Heritage Skills Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,942.75
43.75 hours per week Monday – Friday 8am - 5.30pm
42 months (duration)
4 July 2022(start date)
Heritage engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The company is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for vintage cars to join its team as an Apprentice Mechanic. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on some of the finest pre-war cars in the world and will be involved in servicing, preservation and restoration work on a broad range of historic vehicles.


What will the apprentice be doing?

A rare opportunity to become a specialist Pre-War Motor Mechanic working on some of the finest touring, show and racing cars across a number of renowned manufacturers. Working on complete restoration and mechanical service and repair, you will combine old-school engineering and cutting-edge technology. You will be taught the history and development of vehicle systems, components and materials; servicing, repair and renovation of transmissions and 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?

Qualification: The ‘HET Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its academy based at ‘Bicester Heritage’ in Oxfordshire. 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 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 Jonathan Wood Ltd 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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Excellent Practical Skills, Work to very high standards

Qualifications Required

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