Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Rye Street Coachworks Limited (Employer)

Remit (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £200.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
24 months (duration)
15 November 2021(start date)
2 positions available
5 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Remit are recruiting on behalf of Rye Street Group to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join their skilled team as a Mechanical, Electrical & Trim Technician. If you are interested, apply now!

Responsibilities

The role of a Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET for short) Technician is to identify mechanical and electrical components on damaged motor vehicles which need to be removed before the bodywork repairs can be carried out and to refit them after the repairs are complete.

As an apprentice, you will gain expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems.

This includes:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment.
  • Remove, repair and replace: engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

As part of the service a bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.

  • Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
  • Polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors

Future Prospects

If you're looking for a motor industry apprenticeship which could lead not just to a job but a long-term career with opportunities for promotion and progression, then this could be for you!

Reality Check

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications. MET involves manual labour and requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina. It is important that Technicians always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures.

Skills Required

The job involves numerous activities, you will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles. As a MET Technician, you will often be working alongside panel beaters and paint sprayers, so good communication and being able to follow instructions would be good skills to have.

Qualities Required

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.

Qualifications Required

No previous automotive qualifications are required, and we will support and help develop your English, maths and ICT.

Training Provided

As part of the apprentice role, you will be carrying out tasks such as picking and packing, moving stock around, maintaining stock records, receiving deliveries, and cleaning. You will be checking stock for damages and will be loading goods ready for delivery. You will learn how to safely use a variety of machinery, equipment, and potentially vehicles that are common to a warehouse environment. You will learn the essential health and safety policies and procedures involved in the warehouse industry and will also develop key interpersonal skills as you will be required to communicate with a wide variety of people, both internally and externally.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Advanced Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician
  • Functional Skills in English & maths at Level 2 (if required)
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