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